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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rural area mean? 

  The noun RURAL AREA has 1 sense:

1. an area outside of cities and towns

  Familiarity information: RURAL AREA used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1rural area [BACK TO TOP]


An area outside of cities and towns

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position


rural area; country

Context example:

his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country

Hypernyms ("rural area" is a kind of...):

geographic area; geographic region; geographical area; geographical region (a demarcated area of the Earth)

Meronyms (parts of "rural area"):

grazing land; lea; ley; pasture; pastureland (a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock)

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

back country; backwoods; boondocks; hinterland (a remote and undeveloped area)

farming area; farmland (a rural area where farming is practiced)

countryside (rural regions)

scrubland (an uncultivated region covered with scrub vegetation)

weald (an area of open or forested country)

wold (a tract of open rolling country (especially upland))


urban area (a geographical area constituting a city or town)

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