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. rural(adj)

    living in or characteristic of farming or country life

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

  2. rural(adj)

    of or relating to the countryside as opposed to the city

    "rural electrification"; "rural free delivery"

Wiktionary

  1. rural(Adjective)

    pertaining to less-populated, non-urban areas

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rural(adj)

    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. Rural(adj)

    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

How to pronounce rural?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say rural in sign language?

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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. Sean Wilentz:

    Who knows what is going to happen ? rural America can not secede from Rural America. I think we'll be in historically uncharted waters... and Rural America scares the bejesus out of me.

  2. Direk Limmathurotsakul:

    Melioidosis is a great mimicker of other diseases and you need a good microbiology laboratory for bacterial culture and identification to make an accurate diagnosis, it especially affects the rural poor in the tropics, who often do not have access to microbiology labs, which means that it has been greatly under-estimated as an important public health problem across the world.

  3. Douglas Carter:

    I can continue to live this lifestyle, but nobody will know, but the person from some global point around the world doesn't care about ‘John Jones’ living in rural Indiana, do they? All they care about is the Bitcoin transaction and getting paid for what they do. And they leave the incredible carnage all over America.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    I want America to be in the future business, too, and I believe a strong America depends on strong rural communities.

  5. Ken Martin:

    If Trump think he's going to flip Minnesota just by dealing with folks in greater Minnesota, which is the rural parts of the state, he's obviously not a math wizard, he needs to understand where the votes come from in the state, and where those votes come from, he's not very popular.

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