What does peasant mean?

Definitions for peasant
ˈpɛz əntpeas·ant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. peasant, provincial, bucolic(noun)

    a country person

  2. peasant(noun)

    one of a (chiefly European) class of agricultural laborers

  3. peasant, barbarian, boor, churl, Goth, tyke, tike(noun)

    a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement

Wiktionary

  1. peasant(Noun)

    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. peasant(Noun)

    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. peasant(Noun)

    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. peasant(Noun)

    (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. Peasant(noun)

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

  2. Peasant(adj)

    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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How to say peasant in sign language?

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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. Terry Wu:

    Being an OEM is like being a peasant counting on a good year of rain. Why shouldn't we build our own brands, lower the price a bit and offer products that have the same quality as foreign brands.

  2. 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.

  3. Konstanty Gebert:

    Before World War Two speaking in foreign languages was commonplace. You spoke in a different language with a Hungarian horse trader, a Jewish innkeeper or a Ukrainian peasant, that changed radically after the war.

  4. Luigi Barzini:

    They eat the dainty food of gamous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman's octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach.

  5. Katey Sagal:

    It's easier for me in a way to have all the you know, when I put the wig on and I'm in these peasant clothes and, thank God, no high heels … and the accent, and there's just such a different it's just exciting. it’s a little different in that we have acting scenes together. We never had that in ‘Sons,’.

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Translations for peasant

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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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