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
Naperville firefighters, for example, assisted the village of Plainfield when a freight train derailed on June 30 and Naperville police stepped in to help Aurora on Dec. 26 when a brawl broke out at the Fox Valley Mall.
Beverly Grove, $$$ Gino Angelini grew up on his grandma’s green lasagna in a village outside the Adriatic resort city of Rimini and came to L.A. to help Mauro Vincenti with Rex in the mid-’90s.
His party, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), has eyes in every village, and enforces obedience through fear.
The family later moved to Horse Cave, Kentucky, where his father owned a drug store and young John recalled traveling medicine shows coming into town, with peddlers hawking their wares on village square.
Tinley Park officials will consider tax incentives to help two businesses that are looking to relocate to the village.
A loudspeaker atop a nearby mosque alerted the village to the leaking fuel, and hundreds rushed to fill jerry cans and buckets.
Just after daybreak, a three-vehicle caravan arrives at the edge of a lake by this remote village on the coast of China's Yellow Sea, not far from Confucius's birthplace.
A storm in 2013 eroded 50 feet of the beach overnight—including part of the road next to the airstrip, the only way out if the village should have to evacuate.
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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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