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ru·ral

 (ro͝or′əl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the country.
2. Of or relating to people who live in the country: rural households.
3. Of or relating to farming; agricultural.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin rūrālis, from rūs, rūr-, country; see reuə- in Indo-European roots.]

ru′ral·ly adv.
Synonyms: rural, bucolic, rustic, pastoral
These adjectives all mean of or typical of the country as distinguished from the city. Rural applies to sparsely settled or agricultural country: "I do love quiet, rural England" (George Meredith).
Bucolic is often used pejoratively or facetiously of country people or their manners: "The keenest of bucolic minds felt a whispering awe at the sight of the gentry" (George Eliot).
Rustic frequently suggests a lack of sophistication or elegance, but it may also connote artless and pleasing simplicity: "some rustic phrases which I had learned at the farmer's house" (Jonathan Swift).
The hiker slept in a charming, rustic cottage. Pastoral, which evokes the image of shepherds, sheep, and verdant countryside, suggests serenity: The train passed through pastoral landscapes.

rural

(ˈrʊərəl)
adj
1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the country or country life
2. living in or accustomed to the country
3. (Agriculture) of, relating to, or associated with farming
[C15: via Old French from Latin rūrālis, from rūs the country]
ˈruralism n
ˈruralist n
ruˈrality n
ˈrurally adv

ru•ral

(ˈrʊər əl)

adj.
1. characteristic of the country, country life, or country people; rustic.
2. living in the country.
3. of or pertaining to agriculture.
[1375–1425; < Middle French < Latin rūrālis=rūr-, s. of rūs the country, rural land + -ālis -al1]
ru′ral•ism, n.
ru′ral•ly, adv.
syn: rural and rustic are terms that refer to the country. rural is the neutral term: rural education. It is also used subjectively, usu. in a favorable sense: the charm of rural life. rustic may have either favorable or unfavorable connotations. In a derogatory sense, it means provincial, boorish, or crude; in a favorable sense, it may suggest simplicity and lack of sophistication: rustic manners.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rural - living in or characteristic of farming or country life; "rural people"; "large rural households"; "unpaved rural roads"; "an economy that is basically rural"
urban - located in or characteristic of a city or city life; "urban property owners"; "urban affairs"; "urban manners"
2.rural - of or relating to the countryside as opposed to the city; "rural electrification"; "rural free delivery"

rural

adjective
1. agricultural, country, farming, agrarian, upcountry, agrestic These plants grow in the more rural areas.
2. rustic, country, hick (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), pastoral, bucolic, sylvan, Arcadian, countrified the old rural way of life
rustic city, town, urban, cosmopolitan

rural

adjective
Of or relating to the countryside:
Informal: hick.
Translations
ريفي، قَرَويرِيفِيّ
venkovský
landligrural
maaseudun
ruralan
sveita-, landsbyggîar-
田舎の
시골의
lauku-
podeželski
lantlig
ในชนบท
kırsaltaşraya ait
nông thôn

rural

[ˈrʊərəl] ADJrural
rural developmentdesarrollo m rural
rural planningplanificación f rural

rural

[ˈrʊərəl] adjrural(e)rural development ndéveloppement m ruralrural planning naménagement m rural

rural

adj
(= of the countryside)ländlich; poverty, crimeauf dem Land; rural landländlicher Raum; rural development programme or (US) programländliches Entwicklungsprogramm; rural workerLandarbeiter(in) m(f); rural doctorLandarzt m/-ärztin f; rural policemanDorfpolizist m; rural Englanddas ländliche England; Ireland used to be largely a rural countryIrland war früher hauptsächlich ein Agrarstaat
(= rustic) landscapebäuerlich; accentdörflich

rural

:
rural depopulation
rural deprivation
nStrukturschwäche fin ländlichen Gebieten
rural district
n (Brit Admin) → Landbezirk m
rural life
nLandleben nt
rural planning
rural population

rural

[ˈrʊərl] adj (gen) → rurale; (scene) → campestre; (life) → di campagna
rural depopulation → deruralizzazione f

rural

(ˈruərəl) adjective
of the countryside. a rural area.

rural

رِيفِيّ venkovský landlig ländlich αγροτικός rural maaseudun rural ruralan rurale 田舎の 시골의 landelijk landlig wiejski rural сельский lantlig ในชนบท kırsal nông thôn 乡村的

rural

adj rural
References in classic literature ?
The vicar of their pleasant rural parish was not a controversialist, but a good hand at whist, and one who had a joke always ready for a blooming female parishioner.
In much that he said in exaltation of rural life he was but pleading indirectly for that sincerity, that perfect fidelity to one's own inward presentations, to the precise features of the picture within, without which any profound poetry is impossible.
At eighteen, Miss Murray was to emerge from the quiet obscurity of the schoolroom into the full blaze of the fashionable world--as much of it, at least, as could be had out of London; for her papa could not be persuaded to leave his rural pleasures and pursuits, even for a few weeks' residence in town.
He wanted to cure himself of the habit of drink, and thought that by escaping from his city associates and living in a rural community he would have a better chance in the struggle with the appetite that was destroying him.
Nature, your descriptions of rural scenes, your analysis of your own feelings- -the whole is beautifully written.
It would be very tiresome staying here, and so four of us ran the quarantine blockade and spent seven delightful days in Seville, Cordova, Cadiz, and wandering through the pleasant rural scenery of Andalusia, the garden of Old Spain.
He could talk about rural economy with the count, fashions with the countess and Natasha, and about albums and fancywork with Sonya.
The moral code of rural Missouri is stern and exacting.
whom editors were beginning to honor, was `wasted' as the wife of a struggling country doctor in the rural community of Four Winds.
You wouldn't believe," he would say to his brother, "what a pleasure this rural laziness is to me.
The world of motor-cars and rural Deans receded inimitably.
Athelny was enthusiastic over the delights of a rural existence.