rural

adjective ru·ral \ ˈru̇r-əl \

Definition of rural

:of or relating to the country, country people or life, or agriculture

rurality

play \ru̇-ˈra-lə-tē\ noun

rurally

play \ˈru̇r-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of rural in a Sentence

  1. She lives in a rural area.

  2. grew up in a rural community where more than half the people were farmers

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Origin and Etymology of rural

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin ruralis, from rur-, rus open land — more at room

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RURAL Defined for English Language Learners

rural

adjective

Definition of rural for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to the country and the people who live there instead of the city


RURAL Defined for Kids

rural

adjective ru·ral \ ˈru̇r-əl \

Definition of rural for Students

:relating to the country, country people or life, or agriculture


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