from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small group of dwellings in a rural area, usually ranking in size between a hamlet and a town.
- n. In some U.S. states, an incorporated community smaller in population than a town.
- n. The inhabitants of a village; villagers.
- n. A group of bird or animal habitations suggesting a village.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A rural habitation of size between a hamlet and a town.
- n. A rural habitation that has a church, but no market.
- n. A planned community such as a retirement community or shopping district.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small assemblage of houses in the country, less than a town or city.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small assemblage of houses, less than a town or city, and larger than a hamlet.
- n. In law, sometimes a manor; sometimes a whole parish or subdivision of it; most commonly an outpart of a parish, consisting of a few houses separate from the rest.
- Of, pertaining to, or belonging to a village; characteristic of a village; hence, rustic; countrified.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a community of people smaller than a town
- n. a settlement smaller than a town
- n. a mainly residential district of Manhattan; `the Village' became a home for many writers and artists in the 20th century
But it was not our fault that, in translating village feast into _fête de village_, she had allowed her imagination to mislead her with false hopes.
As they toiled along, they said, weeping, one to another, '_I am from such a village, and I from such a village_.
A Potemkin village is "something that appears elaborate and impressive but in actual fact lacks substance."
And of course, my grandmother told me, "Your village is the United States of America."
Or in my walks at night-time when the village is at rest.
He may not use the word "village," but it is indeed "the village" which my son describes and for which he yearns.
As it closes branches, the Postal Service plans to set up what it calls "village post offices" in supermarkets and gas stations to provide basic services such as stamps and flat-rate package shipping.
Before Royce and Hadrian barely have time to settle after the fun had in The Crown Conspiracy, they find themselves pulled into a new problem: a young woman needs their help as her village is being attacked by an unknown nocturnal creature.
The most important aspect for me in choosing to live in the village is the sheer joy of the experience.
A short distance from the center of the village is the Pozo de los Enanos, (well of the midgets) a pretty pool surrounded by trees and jungle, with a restaurant overlooking the pool.