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

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

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. Anne Marrin:

    Chris Covelli, a Lake County Sheriff’s Office detective, told FoxNews.com. On Sept. 1, 2015, Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz radioed in from a rural area of Fox Lake that Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz was getting out of Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz cruiser to check on three suspicious men, two white and one black. A short while later Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz was found shot to death, one bullet hitting Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz bulletproof vest, the other striking Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz below the vest, near Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz heart. Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz glasses and other belongings were found strewn around the swampy area, leading investigators to believe the officer engaged in some type of struggle. However, in a stunning twist, police discovered Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz carefully staged Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz suicide to look like murder. Investigators learned the corrupt cop apparently caved under the pressure of living a shocking double life for nearly two decades. It's unheard of in our profession that anyone would think to do something like that and it just shows the emotional state that he must have been in over all of this and knowing that we were getting closer to finding out what was really going on, said Fox Lake Administrator, Anne Marrin. According to investigators, Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from the Fox Lake Explorer program, the' police academy for teens' Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz was hailed as a hero for managing for years. Police say Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz used the money for vacations, car repairs and even adult websites. It was also discovered Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz had extramarital affairs and arranged for Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz own mistress to marry Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz son in order to gain added military benefits. Perhaps the biggest bombshell was that Gliniewicz contacted a hit man to have Marrin murdered. It's crazy. I can't describe it any other way.

  2. Eric Bland:

    We're talking about an extremely small rural town where this family presides over any number of different capacities and people see the power this family has had, so you normally... question authority, but sometimes you just don't question authority because you're afraid to or you are told things are being handled and you just trust it.

  3. Bart Ramsey:

    It's hard for us rural people to fathom something that big happening and as many dollars as it was.

  4. Andy Ogles:

    The education needs in Silicon Valley versus rural Iowa versus Tennessee are very different.

  5. President Donald Trump:

    We are also looking at helping our hospitals and our rural hospitals who have been hurt very badly, the rural hospitals for a long time have not been treated properly. We are looking to help them and beyond.

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