Definitions for bucolicbyuˈkɒl ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bu•col•icbyuˈkɒl ɪk(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to shepherds; pastoral.

  2. of, pertaining to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life.

  3. (n.)a pastoral poem.

    Category: Prosody

Origin of bucolic:

1525–35; < L būcolicus < Gk boukolikós rustic, der. of boukól(os) herdsman


Princeton's WordNet

  1. peasant, provincial, bucolic(noun)

    a country person

  2. eclogue, bucolic, idyll, idyl(adj)

    a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life

  3. arcadian, bucolic, pastoral(adj)

    (used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic

    "a country life of arcadian contentment"; "a pleasant bucolic scene"; "charming in its pastoral setting"; "rustic tranquility"

  4. bucolic, pastoral(adj)

    relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle

    "pastoral seminomadic people"; "pastoral land"; "a pastoral economy"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bucolic(adj)

    of or pertaining to the life and occupation of a shepherd; pastoral; rustic

  2. Bucolic(noun)

    a pastoral poem, representing rural affairs, and the life, manners, and occupation of shepherds; as, the Bucolics of Theocritus and Virgil


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