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
In general, a rural area is a geographic area that is located outside cities and towns. The Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines the word "rural" as encompassing "...all population, housing, and territory not included within an urban area. Whatever is not urban is considered rural." Typical rural areas have a low population density and small settlements. Agricultural areas are commonly rural, though so are others such as forests. Different countries have varying definitions of "rural" for statistical and administrative purposes.
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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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