village


village
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French vilage, from vil manorial estate, farmstead, from Latin villa Date: 14th century 1. a. a settlement usually larger than a hamlet and smaller than a town b. an incorporated minor municipality 2. the residents of a village 3. something (as an aggregation of burrows or nests) suggesting a village 4. a territorial area having the status of a village especially as a unit of local government

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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