Definitions for RURALˈrʊər əl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
characteristic of the country, country life, or country people; rustic.
living in the country.
of or pertaining to agriculture.
* Syn: rural and rustic are terms that refer to the country. rural is the neutral term: rural education. It is also used subjectively, usu. in a favorable sense: the charm of rural life. rustic may have either favorable or unfavorable connotations. In a derogatory sense, it means provincial, boorish, or crude; in a favorable sense, it may suggest simplicity and lack of sophistication: rustic manners.
Origin of rural:
1375–1425; < MF < L rūrālis=rūr-, s. of rūs the country, rural land +-ālis -al1
living in or characteristic of farming or country life
"rural people"; "large rural households"; "unpaved rural roads"; "an economy that is basically rural"
of or relating to the countryside as opposed to the city
"rural electrification"; "rural free delivery"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
in or relating to the country, not a town or city
a rural town; rural life
pertaining to less-populated, non-urban areas
Origin: From rural < ruralis, from rus + -alis.
of or pertaining to the country, as distinguished from a city or town; living in the country; suitable for, or resembling, the country; rustic; as, rural scenes; a rural prospect
of or pertaining to agriculture; as, rural economy
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'RURAL' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1647
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'RURAL' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2188
Rank popularity for the word 'RURAL' in Adjectives Frequency: #206
Translations for RURAL
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of the countryside
a rural area.
- ريفي، قَرَويArabic
- ruralPortuguese (BR)
- روستایی؛ رعیتیFarsi
- देहाती, ग्रामीणHindi
- vidéki, falusiHungarian
- sveita-, landsbyggðar-Icelandic
- bygde-, land-, landlig, distrikts-Norwegian
- روستایی؛ رعیتیPersian
- kırsal, taşraya aitTurkish
- 鄉村的Chinese (Trad.)
- nông thônVietnamese
- 乡村的，边远的Chinese (Simp.)
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