|1.||a small group of houses in a country area, larger than a hamlet|
|2.||the inhabitants of such a community collectively|
|3.||an incorporated municipality smaller than a town in various parts of the US and Canada|
|4.||a group of habitats of certain animals|
|5.||(NZ) a self-contained city area having its own shops, etc|
|6.||(modifier) of, relating to, or characteristic of a village: a village green|
|[C15: from Old French, from ville farm, from Latin: |
(Judg. 5:7, 11). The Hebrew word thus rendered (perazon) means habitations in the open country, unwalled villages (Deut. 3:5; 1 Sam. 6:18). Others, however, following the LXX. and the Vulgate versions, render the word "rulers."