rural


ru·ral

adjective \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

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