Dictionary

rural

adjective ru·ral \ˈrr-əl\

: of or relating to the country and the people who live there instead of the city

Full Definition of RURAL

:  of or relating to the country, country people or life, or agriculture
ru·ral·i·ty \r-ˈra-lə-tē\ noun
ru·ral·ly \ˈrr-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of RURAL

  1. She lives in a rural area.
  2. <grew up in a rural community where more than half the people were farmers>

Origin of RURAL

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin ruralis, from rur-, rus open land — more at room
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

Rhymes with RURAL

RURALITY Defined for Kids

rural

adjective ru·ral \ˈrr-əl\

Definition of RURAL for Kids

:  relating to the country, country people or life, or agriculture

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: rural deanPrevious Word in the Dictionary: rupturewortAll Words Near: rural
July 05, 2015
bunkum Hear it
insincere or foolish talk
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears