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.

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. Marilyn Villegas:

    This pandemic has renewed my faith in Americas resolve and willingness to help our fellow man. Our small, rural community is no different.

  2. Eric Jing:

    The capital raised in Series B will allow us to invest in the infrastructure, such as cloud computing and risk control, that will underpin our long-term growth in rural and international markets.

  3. Democratic Sen. John Rodgers:

    People in rural areas are largely independent, and we take The Internet upon ourselves to stay safe, without the Second Amendment, we couldn't do that.

  4. Hernando Agudelo Ospina:

    This is an urban pattern of outbreak of Yellow Fever and it is much more complicated to tackle and deal with, the possibility of spreading out to other provinces or even to the all country is much higher than if it had happened in a rural area.

  5. Jagat Basnet:

    For rural women especially, who have no other asset, it's very important they know they can co-own the land.

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