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vil·lage

 (vĭl′ĭj)
n.
1. A small group of dwellings in a rural area, usually ranking in size between a hamlet and a town.
2. In some US states, an incorporated community smaller in population than a town.
3. The inhabitants of a village; villagers.
4. A dense group of animal habitations: a prairie dog village.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vīllāticum, farmstead, from neuter of vīllāticus, of a villa or farmstead, from vīlla, country house, farm; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]

village

(ˈvɪlɪdʒ)
n
1. (Human Geography) a small group of houses in a country area, larger than a hamlet
2. (Human Geography) the inhabitants of such a community collectively
3. (Human Geography) an incorporated municipality smaller than a town in various parts of the US and Canada
4. (Biology) a group of habitats of certain animals
5. (Human Geography) NZ a self-contained city area having its own shops, etc
6. (Human Geography) (modifier) of, relating to, or characteristic of a village: a village green.
[C15: from Old French, from ville farm, from Latin: villa]
ˈvillage-ˌlike adj

vil•lage

(ˈvɪl ɪdʒ)

n.
1. a small community or group of houses in a rural area, larger than a hamlet and usu. smaller than a town, sometimes incorporated as a municipality.
2. the inhabitants of such a community collectively.
3. a group of animal dwellings resembling a village.
adj.
4. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a village.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin villāticum, neuter of villāticus villatic]

Village

 a small group or cluster of burrows of the prairie dog. 18008; a collection of dwelling houses and other buildings, 1386; the occupants of a village, collectively.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.village - a community of people smaller than a townvillage - a community of people smaller than a town
community - a group of people living in a particular local area; "the team is drawn from all parts of the community"
moshav - a cooperative Israeli village or settlement comprised of small farms
2.village - a settlement smaller than a townvillage - a settlement smaller than a town  
settlement - an area where a group of families live together
campong, kampong - a native village in Malaysia
kraal - a village of huts for native Africans in southern Africa; usually surrounded by a stockade
pueblo - a communal village built by Indians in the southwestern United States
3.Village - a mainly residential district of Manhattan; `the Village' became a home for many writers and artists in the 20th century
Greater New York, New York, New York City - the largest city in New York State and in the United States; located in southeastern New York at the mouth of the Hudson river; a major financial and cultural center
Translations
سُكّان القَرْيَهقَرْيَةقَرْيَه
село
vesnicevesnický
landsbylandsby-by
küla
ده
kylä
selo
falu
òorpòorpsbúar
むら
마을
rus
kaimo gyventojas
ciema/ciemata iedzīvotājiciematsciems
sat
dedina
vas
by
kijiji
หมู่บ้าน
köyköy halkıköylülernahiye
làng

village

[ˈvɪlɪdʒ]
A. Npueblo m; (= small) → aldea f, pueblito m (LAm)
B. CPD village church Niglesia f del pueblo
village cricket Ncríquet m pueblerino
village green Nprado m comunal, campo m comunal
village hall Nsala f del pueblo
village idiot Ntonto m del lugar
village life Nla vida rural, la vida de pueblo
village shop, village store Ntienda f del pueblo

village

[ˈvɪlɪdʒ]
nvillage m
modif [atmosphere, life] → villageois(e); [pub, inn, shop, store, elders] → du villagevillage green npré m communalvillage hall n (British)salle f des fêtesvillage idiot nidiot m du village

village

nDorf nt

village

in cpdsDorf-;
village green
nDorfwiese for -anger m
village hall
nGemeindesaal m
village idiot
nDorftrottel m (inf)

village

[ˈvɪlɪdʒ]
1. npaese m, villaggio
2. adj (of a village, villages) → di paese; (local) → del paese
a village inn → una locanda di paese
the village inn → la locanda del paese
the village idiot → lo scemo del villaggio

village

(ˈvilidʒ) noun
1. a group of houses etc which is smaller than a town. They live in a little village; (also adjective) a village school.
2. the people who live in such a group of houses. The whole village turned out to see the celebrations.
ˈvillager noun
a person who lives in a village.

village

قَرْيَة vesnice landsby Dorf χωριό pueblo kylä village selo paese 마을 dorp landsby wieś aldeia, vila деревня by หมู่บ้าน köy làng 村庄
References in classic literature ?
Tom Willard had a passion for village politics and for years had been the leading Democrat in a strongly Republican community.
Tom and his father lived in the village of Shopton, New York, and their factories covered many acres of ground.
She told me that in her village at home there was an old beggar woman who went about selling herbs and roots she had dug up in the forest.
Madame Antoine's cot was at the far end of the village.
Glen's has a large village; and while William Henry, and even a fortress of later date, are only to be traced as ruins, there is another village on the shores of the Horican.
It is quite alone, standing well back from the road, quite three miles from the village.
A natural spring of soft and pleasant water--a rare treasure on the sea-girt peninsula where the Puritan settlement was made--had early induced Matthew Maule to build a hut, shaggy with thatch, at this point, although somewhat too remote from what was then the centre of the village.
Soon, likewise, my old native town will loom upon me through the haze of memory, a mist brooding over and around it; as if it were no portion of the real earth, but an overgrown village in cloud-land, with only imaginary inhabitants to people its wooden houses and walk its homely lanes, and the unpicturesque prolixity of its main street.
This name was given, we are told, in former days, by the good housewives of the adjacent country, from the inveterate propensity of their husbands to linger about the village tavern on market days.
The rain happily stopped, and I prepared for our walk, which, through the park and by the good road to the village, would be a matter of twenty minutes.
Next was Tashtego, an unmixed Indian from Gay Head, the most westerly promontory of Martha's Vineyard, where there still exists the last remnant of a village of red men, which has long supplied the neighboring island of Nantucket with many of her most daring harpooneers.
There was a change on the village where the fountain fell, and where the mender of roads went forth daily to hammer out of the stones on the highway such morsels of bread as might serve for patches to hold his poor ignorant soul and his poor reduced body together.