Definitions for village green
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word village green
a village park consisting of a plot of grassy land
a patch of land at the centre of a village that is open to the public at all times.
A village green is a common open area within a settlement. Traditionally, a village green was often common grassland at the centre of an agricultural or other rural settlement, and was used for grazing. Some also have a pond, often originally for watering stock such as cattle. The village green also provided, and may still provide, an open-air meeting place for the local people, which may be used for public celebrations such as May Day festivities. The term village green evokes a grassy rural environment. However the term is used more broadly to encompass woodland, moorland, sports grounds, and even—in part—buildings and roads. The green may also be positioned away from the centre of the village, especially if the village has moved, or been absorbed into a larger settlement.
Find a translation for the village green definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these village green definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"village green." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 27 Feb. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/village green>.