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"
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rōō′ral, adj. of or belonging to the country: suiting the country: rustic: pertaining to agriculture.—n. (obs.) a countryman.—ns. Ru′ral-dean, an ecclesiastic under the bishop and archdeacon, with the peculiar care of the clergy of a district; Ru′ral-dean′ery.—v.t. Ru′ralise, to render rural.—v.i. to become rural: to rusticate.—ns. Ru′ralism; Ru′ralist; Rural′ity.—adv. Ru′rally.—n. Ru′ralness.—adj. Ruridec′anal, pertaining to a rural dean or deanery. [Fr.,—L. ruralis—rus, ruris, the country.]
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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
The numerical value of RURAL in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of RURAL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The Institute of U.S. and Canadian Studies is supposed to have subscribed to the "Village Voice" for six years in an attempt to find out about life in America's rural areas.
For many remote rural communities there hasn't been an opportunity for catharsis, to talk about what has happened, most people in rural areas don't know what a psychologist is and have never met one. Some people say :.
The rural economy has been dented by the weather, while Bangkok continues to perform well given the large number of tourists, the government's plans to boost the economy, some additional support for rural areas would help in lifting growth.
Conservation and rural-life policies are really two sides of the same policy; and down at bottom this policy rests upon the fundamental law that neither man nor nation can prosper unless, in dealing with the present, thought is steadily taken for the future.
The federal government shouldn't be involved in gun laws because the country's very different, you go to a rural area, where guns are part of the culture, (and) to impose laws from Washington that are going to work in New York City, or work in a rural area, makes no sense.
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Translations for RURAL
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- فَلاحِي, قَرَوِيّArabic
- ruralCatalan, Valencian
- tyndtbefolket, ruralDanish
- ländlich, dörflichGerman
- maalais-, maalaismainenFinnish
- いなか, 農村, ルーラルJapanese
- сельский, деревенскийRussian
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