from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or characteristic of the countryside or its people; rustic. See Synonyms at rural.
- adj. Of or characteristic of shepherds or flocks; pastoral.
- n. A pastoral poem.
- n. A farmer or shepherd; a rustic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Rustic, pastoral, country-styled.
- adj. Pertaining to herdsmen or peasants.
- n. A pastoral poem.
- n. A rustic, peasant
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the life and occupation of a shepherd; pastoral; rustic.
- n. A pastoral poem, representing rural affairs, and the life, manners, and occupation of shepherds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pastoral; relating to country affairs, or to a shepherd's life and occupation: as, bucolic song.
- Agricultural: used humorously or in disparagement.
- n. [⟨ L. bucolicum, pl. bucolica, neut. of bucolicus: see I.] A pastoral poem, representing rural affairs, or the life, manners, and occupation of shepherds: as, the bucolics of Theocritus and Virgil.
- n. A writer of pastorals.
- n. A countryman; a farmer: used humorously or in depreciation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic
- n. a country person
- n. a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life
- adj. relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle
I tallied up my day spent basking in bucolic bliss ... and realized how it all added up to good business!
We had a perfect ceremony on a covered bridge in bucolic upstate New York, which was followed by a fun and lively reception filled with the best of friends and — of course — Long Island wines.
The setup is simplicity itself: a small 19th century village tries to live in bucolic harmony and peace, while the surrounding woods bristle with unseen creatures.
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The former rodeo performer and announcer came to Palm Springs in 1927 and rented horses to tourists in the desert oasis known as a bucolic winter getaway for riding and hiking.
Dimock is a tiny town in the midst of green fields and sloping ridgelines -- the kind of bucolic countryside that drew me to this region over a decade ago.
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