browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

ruralmore about rural

rural


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rural  \Ru"ral\,  a.  [F.,  fr  L.  ruralis,  fr  rus,  ruris,  the 
  country.  Cf  {Room}  space,  {Rustic}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  country,  as  distinguished  from  a 
  city  or  town;  living  in  the  country;  suitable  for  or 
  resembling,  the  country;  rustic;  as  rural  scenes;  a  rural 
  prospect. 
 
  Here  is  a  rural  fellow;  .  .  .  He  brings  you  figs. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  agriculture;  as  rural  economy. 
 
  {Rural  dean}.  (Eccl.)  See  under  {Dean}. 
 
  {Rural  deanery}  (Eccl.),  the  state,  office,  or  residence,  of 
  a  rural  dean. 
 
  Syn:  Rustic. 
 
  Usage:  {Rural},  {Rustic}.  Rural  refers  to  the  country  itself 
  as  rural  scenes,  prospects,  delights,  etc  Rustic 
  refers  to  the  character,  condition,  taste,  etc.,  of 
  the  original  inhabitants  of  the  country,  who  were 
  generally  uncultivated  and  rude;  as  rustic  manners;  a 
  rustic  dress;  a  rustic  bridge;  rustic  architecture, 
  etc 
 
  We  turn  To  where  the  silver  Thames  first  rural 
  grows.  --Thomson. 
 
  Lay  bashfulness,  that  rustic  virtue,  by  To 
  manly  confidence  thy  throughts  apply.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  rural 
  adj  1:  living  in  or  characteristic  of  farming  or  country  life; 
  "rural  people";  "large  rural  households";  "unpaved 
  rural  roads";  "an  economy  that  is  basically  rural" 
  [ant:  {urban}] 
  2:  relating  to  rural  areas;  "rural  electrification";  "rural 
  free  delivery  (RFD)" 




more about rural