Definition of rural adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈrʊərəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʊrəl//
[usually before noun] House location
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connected with or like the countryside rural areas a rural economy rural America a rural way of life compare urban Wordfinderisolated, location, neighbourhood, outskirts, provincial, residential, rough, rural, suburban, urban See related entries: House location Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, or from late Latin ruralis, from rus, rur- ‘country’.Extra examples At the end of the 17th century England was still overwhelmingly rural. Sri Lanka’s predominantly rural population the ideal of suburban or semi-rural living
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rural