from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the country.
- adj. Of or relating to people who live in the country: rural households.
- adj. Of or relating to farming; agricultural.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. pertaining to less-populated, non-urban areas.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the country, as distinguished from a city or town; living in the country; suitable for, or resembling, the country; rustic.
- adj. Of or pertaining to agriculture.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the country, as distinguished from a city or town; belonging to or characteristic of the country.
- Pertaining to agriculture or farming: as, rural economy.
- Living in the country; rustic.
- Synonyms Rural, Rustic, Pastoral, Bucolic. Rural is always used in a good sense, and is applied chiefly to things: as, rural pleasures; rural scenery. Rustic is used in a good sense, but also has a sense implying a lack of the refinements of the town or city: as, rustic gallantry. Pastoral means belonging to a shepherd or his kind of life; bucolic, belonging to the care of cattle or to that kind of life. Pastoral is always used in a good sense; bucolic is now often used with a shade of contempt.
- [Cowper applies rural to persons as well as things.]
- n. A countryman; a rustic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the countryside as opposed to the city
- adj. living in or characteristic of farming or country life
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