village

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

Definition of village

  1. 1 a :  a settlement usually larger than a hamlet and smaller than a town b :  an incorporated minor municipality

  2. 2 :  the residents of a village

  3. 3 :  something (as an aggregation of burrows or nests) suggesting a village

  4. 4 :  a territorial area having the status of a village especially as a unit of local government

Examples of village in a sentence

  1. Entire villages come to see the parade.

  2. <we stayed in a charming bed-and-breakfast in a lakeside village>

Origin and Etymology of village

Middle English, from Anglo-French vilage, from vil manorial estate, farmstead, from Latin villa


First Known Use: 14th century


VILLAGE Defined for English Language Learners

village

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

Definition of village for English Language Learners

  • : a small town in the country

  • : the people who live in a village


VILLAGE Defined for Kids

village

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noun vil·lage \ˈvi-lij\

Definition of village for Students

  1. 1 :  a place where people live that is usually smaller than a town

  2. 2 :  the people living in a village <The entire village turned out for the parade.>



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