Simple Definition of village
: a small town in the country
: the people who live in a village
Full Definition of village
1 a : a settlement usually larger than a hamlet and smaller than a town b : an incorporated minor municipality
2 : the residents of a village
3 : something (as an aggregation of burrows or nests) suggesting a village
4 : a territorial area having the status of a village especially as a unit of local government
Examples of village
Entire villages come to see the parade.
<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
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