Simple Definition of rural
: of or relating to the country and the people who live there instead of the city
Examples of rural in a sentence
She lives in a rural area.
<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
RURAL Defined for Kids
Definition of rural for Students
: relating to the country, country people or life, or agriculture
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