Definitions for peasantˈpɛz ənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. peasant, provincial, bucolic(noun)

    a country person

  2. peasant(noun)

    one of a (chiefly European) class of agricultural laborers

  3. peasant, barbarian, boor, churl, Goth, tyke, tike(noun)

    a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement

Wiktionary

  1. peasant(Noun)

    A member of the lowly social class which toils on the land, constituted by small farmers and tenants, sharecroppers, farmhands and other laborers on the land where they form the main labor force in agriculture and horticulture.

  2. peasant(Noun)

    A country person.

  3. peasant(Noun)

    An uncouth, crude or ill-bred person.

  4. peasant(Noun)

    (strategy games) a worker unit

  5. Origin: From Late paissaunt, from paisant, from païsant, from païsan, from païs, from pagensis, from pagus + -enc, of origin, from -inc, -ing "-ing". More at -ing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peasant(noun)

    a countryman; a rustic; especially, one of the lowest class of tillers of the soil in European countries

  2. Peasant(adj)

    rustic, rural

Freebase

  1. Peasant

    A peasant is a member of a traditional class of farmers, either laborers or owners of small farms, especially in the Middle Ages under feudalism, or more generally, in any pre-industrial society. In Europe, peasants were divided into three classes according to their personal status: slave, serf, and freeman. Peasants either hold title to land in fee simple, or hold land by any of several forms of land tenure, among them socage, quit-rent, leasehold, and copyhold.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peasant

    pez′ant, n. a countryman: a rustic: one whose occupation is rural labour.—adj. of or relating to peasants, rustic, rural: rude.—n. Peas′antry, the body of peasants or tillers of the soil: rustics: labourers.—Peasant proprietor, a peasant who owns and works his own farm; Peasants' War, a popular insurrection in Germany, in 1525, stamped out with horrible cruelty. [O. Fr. paisant (Fr. paysan)—pays—L. pagus, a district.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'peasant' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2396

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'peasant' in Nouns Frequency: #1301

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of peasant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peasant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Assyrian Proverb:

    If the thunder is not loud, the peasant forgets to cross himself.

  2. Johann von Goethe:

    He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.

  3. Goethe:

    He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.

  4. John Updike:

    Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant. Of a teacher and a learner.

  5. King Henry IV of France:

    Fr., I want there to be no peasant in my realm so poor that he will not have a chicken in his pot every Sunday.

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Translations for peasant

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • فلاحArabic
  • селянка, селянінBelarusian
  • camperolCatalan, Valencian
  • sedlák, rolníkCzech
  • Bäuerin, Plebejerin, Bauerntum, Bauer, Bauernbub, Banause, Kleinbauer, Dorfbewohnerin, arm, Bauernlümmel, Plebejer, Bauernjunge, Dörflerin, Landmann, Dorfbewohner, Proletin, Landfrau, Bauersfrau, Dörfler, Bauernschaft, Bauernmädchen, Banausin, Prolet, KleinbäuerinGerman
  • αγρότης, χωρικός, αγροίκοςGreek
  • kamparanoEsperanto
  • campesinoSpanish
  • talonpoika, maalainen, torppari, pienviljelijä, moukkaFinnish
  • paysanne, villageoise, rustaud, paysan, rustique, villageois, rustaudeFrench
  • tuathánachIrish
  • tuathanachScottish Gaelic
  • gazdálkodó, paraszt, földművesHungarian
  • շինական, գյուղացիArmenian
  • paesano, cafona, contadino, cafone, paesana, contadinaItalian
  • 農夫, 小作人, 小百姓, 農民, 百姓Japanese
  • გლეხიGeorgian
  • 농민, 農夫, 농부, 農民Korean
  • селанец, селанка, копитоMacedonian
  • boer, landbouwer, plattelander, boerenpummmel, landarbeider, landmanDutch
  • chłop, chłopkaPolish
  • camponês, rústicoPortuguese
  • țăranRomanian
  • мужлан, мужик, крестьянин, крестьянка, селянин, деревенщинаRussian
  • seljak, сељак, кмет, kmet, сељанка, seljankaSerbo-Croatian
  • селянин, селянкаUkrainian
  • 農民, nông dânVietnamese
  • feilan, länädanVolapük

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