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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)

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 "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.""