Definition of village noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈvɪlɪdʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪlɪdʒ//
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  1. 1  [countable] a very small town located in a country area We visited towns and villages all over Spain. a fishing/mountain/seaside village (especially British English) the village shop Her books are about village life. Do not use village to talk about small towns in the US. In North American English village is used for a small place in another country that seems more old-fashioned than a town in the US.
  2. 2  the village [singular] (especially British English) the people who live in a village The whole village was invited to the party.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, from Latin villa ‘country house’.Extra examples Our cottage is just outside the village. She married a man from her home village. Technology has turned the world into a global village. The flood affected the town and surrounding villages. They live in a farming village. Appledore is a fishing village on the north coast of Devon. Most basic items are available from the village shop.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: village