Definition of village
1a : a settlement usually larger than a hamlet and smaller than a townb : an incorporated minor municipality
2 : the residents of a village
3 : something (such 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 in a Sentence
Entire villages come to see the parade.
we stayed in a charming bed-and-breakfast in a lakeside village
Recent Examples of village from the Web
No one in 180 or so fishing villages of Sindhudurg district expected to have problems fishing, after centuries of their families relying on the sea.
His was a class of thousands, a small village, really, linked by their belonging to each other just for a few hours more.
Environment Ministry spokeswoman Ana Kekezi said Tuesday that a shepherd found the bear stuck in rocks at Shen Meri village, 35 kilometers (20 miles) east of the capital.
The protagonist of this noir novel is a crime writer who has just moved to a small Turkish village that is veering toward violence.
The watering hole had been a fixture in this Long Island village for decades, wedged in one of the storefronts on the main street that runs past a drugstore, an ice-cream parlor and a row of restaurants before ending at the harbor.
An additional seven men who were guests in one house in the village were also killed, according to a senior figure in al Adhlan whose name is being withheld for fear of reprisals from AQAP.
But some remained trapped in interior villages where boats have been unable to reach.
Schaumburg is the latest Illinois community to enter into an agreement with Airbnb that will allow the village to begin receiving taxes from the online vacation rental giant.
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Origin and Etymology of village
Middle English, from Anglo-French vilage, from vil manorial estate, farmstead, from Latin villa
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
VILLAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of village for English Language Learners
: a small town in the country
: the people who live in a village
VILLAGE Defined for Kids
Definition of village for Students
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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