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ˈpɛz əntpeas·ant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. peasant, provincial, bucolicnoun

    a country person

  2. peasantnoun

    one of a (chiefly European) class of agricultural laborers

  3. peasant, barbarian, boor, churl, Goth, tyke, tikenoun

    a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement

Wiktionary

  1. peasantnoun

    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.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. peasantnoun

    A country person.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. peasantnoun

    An uncouth, crude or ill-bred person.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. peasantnoun

    (strategy games) a worker unit

    Etymology: 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. Peasantnoun

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

  2. Peasantadjective

    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.]

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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

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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

Examples of peasant in a Sentence

  1. Abbe Guillaume Raynal:

    The only difference between a genius and one of common capacity is that the former anticipates and explores what the latter accidentally hits upon; but even the man of genius himself more frequently employs the advantages that chance presents him; it is the lapidary who gives value to the diamond which the peasant has dug up without knowing its value.

  2. Carl Sagan:

    Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every ‘superstar,’ every ‘supreme leader,’ every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

  3. Proverb:

    A peasant between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

  4. Mark Levin:

    The vast majority of people are not rising up trying to overthrow the country. It’s not the proletariat, rising up, overthrowing the Bourgeoisie. And it never is, whether it's Cuba or North Korea or China or Russia or any of those so-called revolutions, these are Marxist efforts by a smaller percentage of society to control a larger percentage of society, these are not peasant revolutions.

  5. Assyrian Proverb:

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

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  • 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
  • விவசாயTamil
  • селянин, селянкаUkrainian
  • 農民, nông dânVietnamese
  • feilan, länädanVolapük

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