Definition of "village" []

  • A small group of dwellings in a rural area, usually ranking in size between a hamlet and a town. (noun)
  • In some U.S. states, an incorporated community smaller in population than a town. (noun)
  • The inhabitants of a village; villagers. (noun)
  • A group of bird or animal habitations suggesting a village. (noun)
  • A small group of houses in a country area, larger than a hamlet (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The inhabitants of such a community collectively (noun)
  • An incorporated municipality smaller than a town in various parts of the US and Canada (noun)
  • A group of habitats of certain animals (noun)
  • A self-contained city area having its own shops, etc (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of a village (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "village" in a sentence
  • "But it was not our fault that, in translating village feast into _fête de village_, she had allowed her imagination to mislead her with false hopes."
  • "As they toiled along, they said, weeping, one to another, '_I am from such a village, and I from such a village_."
  • "A Potemkin village is "something that appears elaborate and impressive but in actual fact lacks substance.""