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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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
It was very rural, very pretty.
The ANC may just become a rural party.
These barriers typically affect the rural poor the most.
Rural consumption was one of the pillars holding up growth.
It is down in Montour County, it's pretty rural out through there.
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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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