rural


rural
rural (adj.) early 15c., from O.Fr. rural (14c.), from L. ruralis "of the countryside," from rus (gen. ruris) "open land, country," from PIE *rur- "open space" (Cf. O.C.S. ravinu "level," O.Ir. roi, roe "plain field," O.E. rum "space;" see ROOM (Cf. room)).
In early examples, there is usually little or no difference between the meanings of rural and rustic, but in later use the tendency is to employ rural when the idea of locality (country scenes, etc.) is prominent, and rustic when there is a suggestion of the more primitive qualities or manners naturally attaching to country life. [OED]

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  • Rural — areas can be large and isolated (also referred to as the country, and/or the countryside) over the course of time. According to William Howarth, author of “The Value of Rural Life in American Culture,” rural communities were dominant in the… …   Wikipedia

  • rural — rural, ale, aux [ ryral, o ] adj. • 1350; lat. tardif ruralis, de rus, ruris « campagne » ♦ Qui concerne la vie dans les campagnes, qui concerne les paysans. Exploitation rurale, domaine rural. Habitat rural. ⇒ campagnard, paysan. Gîte rural.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • rural — RURÁL, Ă, rurali, adj. De (la) sat; sătesc. ♢ (În vechea organizare administrativă) Comună rurală = cea mai mică unitate administrativă, condusă de un primar. – Din fr. rural. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  RURÁL adj. 1.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Rural — Ru ral, a. [F., fr. L. ruralis, fr. rus, ruris, the country. Cf. {Room} space, {Rustic}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the country, as distinguished from a city or town; living in the country; suitable for, or resembling, the country; rustic; as, rural …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • rural — rural, *rustic, pastoral, bucolic are comparable when they mean of or characteristic of the country as distinguished from city life. Rural is the most comprehensive term; in its widest meaning it implies open country whether uninhabited or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • rural — adjetivo 1. Del campo, de sus labores o de sus gentes: casa rural, novela rural, población rural, costumbres rurales. mundo rural. Antónimo: urbano. sustantivo femenino 1. Origen: Arge …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

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