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Definition of "rural" []

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the country. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to people who live in the country: rural households. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to farming; agricultural. (adjective)

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.

Use "rural" in a sentence
  • "Enchanting villa, suitable for rural tourism - Tenerife - chalet para ´hotel rural´"
  • "But after six years of living in what they call a rural haven, they saw a bulldozer begin tearing down nearby forests to make way for new homes."
  • "Perhaps my attraction for the rural is attributed to the town where I was born -- La Mesa."