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[vil-ij] /ˈvɪl ɪdʒ/
a small community or group of houses in a rural area, larger than a hamlet and usually smaller than a town, and sometimes (as in parts of the U.S.) incorporated as a municipality.
the inhabitants of such a community collectively.
a group of animal dwellings resembling a village:
a gopher village.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a village:
village life.
Origin of village
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin villāticum, neuter of villāticus villatic. See -age
Related forms
villageless, adjective
villagey, villagy, adjective
intervillage, adjective
1. See community.


[vil-ij] /ˈvɪl ɪdʒ/
The, a city in central Oklahoma. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for village
  • Baseball is still played in the village today by the beechy breakers.
  • Gradually the village became absorbed into the seamless expansion of london.
  • The whole village joined in and belle was thrilled when she won the race.
  • A few earthworks visible only to the trained eye show a village of two centres.
  • He spent his last four months of exile in the village of achinsk.
  • There is prees village, prees green, prees heath and prees wood.
  • The layout of some of the older village centers is frequently criticized.
  • Upon arriving at the village, the rescue team is greeted with hostility.
  • He quickly becomes the talk of the village as he unnerves the locals.
  • In political circle, untouchables should be represented from village to national levels.
British Dictionary definitions for village


a small group of houses in a country area, larger than a hamlet
the inhabitants of such a community collectively
an incorporated municipality smaller than a town in various parts of the US and Canada
a group of habitats of certain animals
(NZ) a self-contained city area having its own shops, etc
(modifier) of, relating to, or characteristic of a village: a village green
Derived Forms
village-like, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Old French, from ville farm, from Latin: villa
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Word Origin and History for village

late 14c., "inhabited place larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town," from Old French village "houses and other buildings in a group" (usually smaller than a town), from Latin villaticum "farmstead" (with outbuildings), noun use of neuter singular of villaticus "having to do with a farmstead or villa," from villa "country house" (see villa). Village idiot is recorded from 1907.

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