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village

noun, vil·lage often attributive \ˈvi-lij\

: 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
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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

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VILLAGES Defined for Kids

village

noun vil·lage \ˈvi-lij\

Definition of VILLAGE for Kids

1
:  a place where people live that is usually smaller than a town
2
:  the people living in a village <The entire village turned out for the parade.>

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