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Webster 1913 Edition


Rural

Ru′ral

,
Adj.
[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.
Shakespeare
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.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Rural

RU'RAL

,
Adj.
[L. ruralis, from rus, the country.]
Pertaining to the country, as distinguished from a city or town; suiting the country, or resembling it; as rural scenes; a rural prospect; a rural situation; rural music.

Definition 2022


rural

rural

English

Adjective

rural (comparative more rural, superlative most rural)

  1. Pertaining to non-urban areas.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, in Lord Stranleigh Abroad:
      Nothing could be more business-like than the construction of the stout dams, and nothing more gently rural than the limpid lakes, with the grand old forest trees marshalled round their margins .

Synonyms

Antonyms

Related terms

  • ruralistic

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Catalan

Adjective

rural m, f (masculine and feminine plural rurals)

  1. rural

French

Etymology

From Latin rūrālis (rural), from rūs (countryside) + -ālis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ry.ral/

Adjective

rural m (feminine singular rurale, masculine plural ruraux, feminine plural rurales)

  1. Rural

Synonyms

  • chaptère

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʀuˈʀaːl/
  • Rhymes: -aːl

Adjective

rural (comparative ruraler, superlative am ruralsten)

  1. (dated, erudite) rural

Declension


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin ruralis

Adjective

rural (neuter singular ruralt, definite singular and plural rurale)

  1. rural

Synonyms

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin ruralis

Adjective

rural (neuter singular ruralt, definite singular and plural rurale)

  1. rural

Synonyms

  • landleg

References


Old French

Etymology

From Latin rūrālis (rural), from rūs (countryside) + -ālis.

Adjective

rural m (oblique and nominative feminine singular rurale)

  1. rural

Descendants


Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin rūrālis (rural), from rūs (countryside) + -ālis.

Adjective

rural m, f (plural rurais, comparable)

  1. rural

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin rūrālis (rural), from rūs (countryside) + -ālis.

Adjective

rural m, f (plural rurales)

  1. rural