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village

[ vil-ij ]
/ ˈvɪl ɪdʒ /
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Definition of village

noun
a small community or group of houses in a rural area, larger than a hamlet and usually smaller than a town, and sometimes (as in parts of the U.S.) incorporated as a municipality.
the inhabitants of such a community collectively.
a group of animal dwellings resembling a village: a gopher village.
adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of a village: village life.
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Origin of village

1350–1400; Middle English <Middle French <Latin villāticum, neuter of villāticusvillatic. See -age

synonym study for village

1. See community.

OTHER WORDS FROM village

vil·lage·less, adjectivevil·lage·y, vil·lag·y, adjectivein·ter·vil·lage, adjective

Other definitions for village (2 of 2)

Village
[ vil-ij ]
/ ˈvɪl ɪdʒ /

noun
The, a city in central Oklahoma.
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British Dictionary definitions for village

village
/ (ˈvɪlɪdʒ) /

noun
a small group of houses in a country area, larger than a hamlet
the inhabitants of such a community collectively
an incorporated municipality smaller than a town in various parts of the US and Canada
a group of habitats of certain animals
NZ a self-contained city area having its own shops, etc
(modifier) of, relating to, or characteristic of a villagea village green

Derived forms of village

village-like, adjective

Word Origin for village

C15: from Old French, from ville farm, from Latin: villa
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