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BUCOLIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bucolic mean? 

BUCOLIC (noun)
  The noun BUCOLIC has 2 senses:

1. a country person
2. a short descriptive poem of rural or pastoral life

  Familiarity information: BUCOLIC used as a noun is rare.


BUCOLIC (adjective)
  The adjective BUCOLIC has 2 senses:

1. used of idealized country life
2. relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle

  Familiarity information: BUCOLIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BUCOLIC (noun)


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Meaning:

A country person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

bucolic; peasant; provincial

Hypernyms ("bucolic" is a kind of...):

rustic (an unsophisticated country person)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bucolic"):

cottar; cotter (a peasant farmer in the Scottish highlands)

moujik; mujik; muzhik; muzjik (a Russian peasant (especially prior to 1917))


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Meaning:

A short descriptive poem of rural or pastoral life

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

eclogue; bucolic; idyll

Hypernyms ("bucolic" is a kind of...):

pastoral (a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds))


BUCOLIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Used of idealized country life

Synonyms:

bucolic; arcadian; pastoral; rustic

Context examples:

a country life of arcadian contentment / a pleasant bucolic scene / charming in its pastoral setting / rustic tranquility

Similar:

rural (living in or characteristic of farming or country life)


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Meaning:

Relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

bucolic; pastoral

Context examples:

pastoral seminomadic people / pastoral land / a pastoral economy

Pertainym:

shepherd (a herder of sheep (on an open range); someone who keeps the sheep together in a flock)


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