village, small town, settlement(noun)
a community of people smaller than a town
a settlement smaller than a town
Greenwich Village, Village(noun)
a mainly residential district of Manhattan; `the Village' became a home for many writers and artists in the 20th century
A rural habitation of size between a hamlet and a town.
There are 2 churches and 3 shops in our village.
A rural habitation that has a church, but no market.
A planned community such as a retirement community or shopping district.
a small assemblage of houses in the country, less than a town or city
A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town with the population ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand. Though often located in rural areas, the term urban village is also applied to certain urban neighbourhoods, such as the East Village in Manhattan, New York City and the Saifi Village in Beirut, Lebanon, as well as Hampstead Village in the London conurbation. Villages are normally permanent, with fixed dwellings; however, transient villages can occur. Further, the dwellings of a village are fairly close to one another, not scattered broadly over the landscape, as a dispersed settlement. In the past, villages were a usual form of community for societies that practise subsistence agriculture, and also for some non-agricultural societies. In Great Britain, a hamlet earned the right to be called a village when it built a church. In many cultures, towns and cities were few, with only a small proportion of the population living in them. The Industrial Revolution attracted people in larger numbers to work in mills and factories; the concentration of people caused many villages to grow into towns and cities. This also enabled specialization of labor and crafts, and development of many trades. The trend of urbanization continues, though not always in connection with industrialisation. Villages have been eclipsed in importance as units of human society and settlement.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'village' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #913
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'village' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1234
Rank popularity for the word 'village' in Nouns Frequency: #311
The numerical value of village in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of village in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village If you would know, and not be known, live in a city.
There is only one dispensary in this village with only one health professional. Most areas surrounding the village are littered with garbage.
If ever there were truth to the saying, 'It takes a village,' it's now, it's not it takes a village to raise a child. It takes a village to raise a preteen.
They are all from my village and some of my cousins were arrested (by the militants) and may be here, my relatives are there along with all those from my village.
I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.
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