What does Rural mean?

Definitions for Rural
ˈrʊər əlRu·ral

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Rural.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ruraladjective

    living in or characteristic of farming or country life

    "rural people"; "large rural households"; "unpaved rural roads"; "an economy that is basically rural"

  2. ruraladjective

    of or relating to the countryside as opposed to the city

    "rural electrification"; "rural free delivery"

Wiktionary

  1. ruraladjective

    pertaining to less-populated, non-urban areas

  2. Etymology: From rural < ruralis, from rus + -alis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. RURALadjective

    Country; existing in the country, not in cities; suiting the country; resembling the country.

    Etymology: rural, Fr. ruralis, from rura, Lat.

    Lady, reserved to do pastor company honour,
    Joining your sweet voice to the rural musick of desert. Philip Sidney.

    Here is a rural fellow,
    That will not be deny’d your highness’ presence;
    He brings you figs. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    We turn
    To where the silver Thames first rural grows. James Thomson.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ruraladjective

    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

  2. Ruraladjective

    of or pertaining to agriculture; as, rural economy

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rural

    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. ruralisrus, ruris, the country.]

Editors Contribution

  1. rural

    Relating to farming or country living.

    They loved rural life and living.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Rural' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1647

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Rural' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2188

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Rural' in Adjectives Frequency: #206

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rural in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rural in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Rural in a Sentence

  1. Jang Se-yul:

    No one knows ... his company runs business as usual. That’s why what he does is scarier, my friend, who belongs to a rural area, could bring all of his family to Pyongyang. Incentives for North Korea’s cyber experts are very strong ... they are rich people in Pyongyang.

  2. Joshua Mashamba:

    When a rural school is electrified, a nearby clinic and growth point is covered too.

  3. Vicki Saporta:

    The FDA label has finally caught up to the evidence based practice in the United States, it has the potential of opening medical abortion care in more rural areas because it does not have to be given by a surgical abortion provider.

  4. Leana Wen:

    There are people in suburban and rural areas who are dying of overdose, unfortunately, it’s taken this level of people dying to get us to where we are, but I do think a sea of change is occurring, and we are seeing how overdose kills.

  5. Ben Garside:

    The aim is to generate the maximum amount of megawatts, but that won't address the access issue, which is in rural areas.

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