from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or typical of country life or country people. See Synonyms at rural.
- adj. Lacking refinement or elegance; coarse.
- adj. Charmingly simple or unsophisticated.
- adj. Made of unfinished or roughly finished wood: rustic furniture.
- adj. Having a rough or textured appearance; rusticated. Used of masonry.
- n. A rural person.
- n. A person regarded as crude, coarse, or simple.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. country-styled or pastoral; rural
- adj. unfinished or roughly finished work
- adj. crude, rough
- n. A (sometimes unsophisticated) person from a rural area.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the country; rural.
- adj. Rude; awkward; rough; unpolished.
- adj. Coarse; plain; simple.
- adj. Simple; artless; unadorned; unaffected.
- n. An inhabitant of the country, especially one who is rude, coarse, or dull; a clown.
- n. A rural person having a natural simplicity of character or manners; an artless, unaffected person.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or belonging to the country or to country people; characteristic of rural life; hence, plain; homely; inartificial; countrified: as, rustic fare; rustic garb.
- Living in the country; rural, as opposed to town-bred; hence, unsophisticated; artless; simple; sometimes in a depreciatory sense, rude; awkward; boorish.
- Made of rustic work, especially in wood. See rustic work, below.
- In anc. Latin manuscript, noting letters of one of the two oldest forms, the other being the square.
- In woodwork, summer-houses, garden furniture, etc., made from rough limbs and roots of trees arranged in fanciful forms.
- Synonyms and Pastoral, Bucolic, etc. See rural.
- n. One who lives in the country; a countryman; a peasant; in a contemptuous use, a clown or boor.
- n. Rustic work.
- n. In ceramics, a ground picked with a sharp point so as to have the surface roughened with hollows having sharp edges, sometimes waved, as if imitating slag.
- n. In entomology, a noctuid or rustic moth: as, the northern rustic, Agrotis lucernea; the unarmed rustic, A. inermis.
- Noting a peculiar form or style of lumber with lapping edges, much used in place of clapboards for covering the exteriors of buildings and also used to some extent as a material for the ceilings and interior walls of frame houses. The commonest form consists of a board, usually about six inches in width, which is finished with a beveled edge so constructed as to lap over the lower edge of the board just above. The lower edge is finished with a bevel also, beyond which projects a short tongue, over which the upper bevel of the next lower board is to lap.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characteristic of the fields or country
- adj. characteristic of rural life
- adj. awkwardly simple and provincial
- n. an unsophisticated country person
Middle English rustik, from Old French rustique, from Latin rūsticus, from rūs, country.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin rūsticus. (Wiktionary)