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noun vil·lage \ˈvi-lij\

Simple Definition of village

  • : a small town in the country

  • : the people who live in a village

Full Definition of village

  1. 1 a :  a settlement usually larger than a hamlet and smaller than a town b :  an incorporated minor municipality

  2. 2 :  the residents of a village

  3. 3 :  something (as an aggregation of burrows or nests) suggesting a village

  4. 4 :  a territorial area having the status of a village especially as a unit of local government

Examples of village

  1. Entire villages come to see the parade.

  2. <we stayed in a charming bed-and-breakfast in a lakeside village>



Origin of village

Middle English, from Anglo-French vilage, from vil manorial estate, farmstead, from Latin villa


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with village



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