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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rural mean? 

RURAL (adjective)
  The adjective RURAL has 2 senses:

1. living in or characteristic of farming or country life
2. relating to rural areas

  Familiarity information: RURAL used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

RURAL (adjective)

Sense 1rural [BACK TO TOP]


Living in or characteristic of farming or country life

Context examples:

rural people / large rural households / unpaved rural roads / an economy that is basically rural


agrarian; agricultural; farming (relating to rural matters)

agrestic; rustic (characteristic of the fields or country)

arcadian; bucolic; pastoral; rustic (used of idealized country life)

campestral (of fields or open country)

countrified; countryfied; rustic (characteristic of rural life)

country-bred (rough and uncouth)

country-style (typical of the country)

cracker-barrel; folksy; homespun (characteristic of country life)

hobnailed (marked by the wearing of heavy boots studded with hobnails)


urban (located in or characteristic of a city or city life)

Sense 2rural [BACK TO TOP]


Relating to rural areas

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

rural electrification / rural free delivery (RFD)


country (an area outside of cities and towns)

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