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They wanted to make her less rural, less of a cartoon. Not that Southern woman are cartoonish - they're the strongest women in this country, but with Val they wanted to take the stereotypical things out.
Joan Van Ark

Meaning of "rural" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RURAL

Via Old French from Latin rūrālis, from rūs the country.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RURAL

rural  [ˈrʊərəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RURAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rural is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES RURAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

rural

Rural area

In general, a rural area is a geographic area that is located outside cities and towns. The Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines the word "rural" as encompassing "...all population, housing, and territory not included within an urban area. Whatever is not urban is considered rural." Typical rural areas have a low population density and small settlements. Agricultural areas are commonly rural, though so are others such as forests. Different countries have varying definitions of "rural" for statistical and administrative purposes.

Definition of rural in the English dictionary

The first definition of rural in the dictionary is of, relating to, or characteristic of the country or country life. Other definition of rural is living in or accustomed to the country. Rural is also of, relating to, or associated with farming.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RURAL


caricatural
ˌkærɪkəˈtjʊərəl
crural
ˈkrʊərəl
dural
ˈdjʊərəl
epidural
ˌɛpɪˈdjʊərəl
extradural
ˌɛkstrəˈdjʊərəl
extramural
ˌɛkstrəˈmjʊərəl
intercrural
ˌɪntəˈkrʊərəl
intramural
ˌɪntrəˈmjʊərəl
jural
ˈdʒʊərəl
mural
ˈmjʊərəl
neural
ˈnjʊərəl
nonrural
ˌnɒnˈrʊərəl
perineural
ˌpɛrɪˈnjʊərəl
pleural
ˈplʊərəl
plural
ˈplʊərəl
semirural
ˌsemɪˈrʊərəl
sensorineural
ˌsensərɪˈnjʊərəl
subdural
sʌbˈdjʊərəl
sural
ˈsjʊərəl
Ural
ˈjʊərəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RURAL

rupturewort
rural dean
rural delivery
rural development
rural district
rural district council
rural planning
rural science
rural studies
ruralisation
ruralise
ruralism
ruralist
ruralite
rurality
ruralization
ruralize
rurally
ruralness
rurban

WORDS THAT END LIKE RURAL

agricultural
architectural
aural
behavioural
cross-cultural
cultural
horticultural
inaugural
intercultural
multicultural
natural
postural
procedural
sculptural
sociocultural
structural
supernatural
the supernatural
ultrastructural
unnatural

Synonyms and antonyms of rural in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RURAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «rural» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of rural

Translation of «rural» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RURAL

Find out the translation of rural to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of rural from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «rural» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

乡村的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

rural
570 millions of speakers

English

rural
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ग्रामीण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رِيفِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сельский
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rural
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গ্রামীণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rural
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Luar bandar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ländlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

田舎の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

시골의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Deso
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nông thôn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிராமப்புற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ग्रामीण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kırsal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rurale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wiejski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сільський
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rural
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αγροτικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

landelike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lantlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

landlig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rural

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RURAL»

The term «rural» is very widely used and occupies the 4.643 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RURAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «rural» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «rural» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about rural

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10 QUOTES WITH «RURAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word rural.
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Pedro Almodovar
My mother was an extremely creative woman, despite the fact that she lived the life of a rural housewife.
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Joan Van Ark
They wanted to make her less rural, less of a cartoon. Not that Southern woman are cartoonish - they're the strongest women in this country, but with Val they wanted to take the stereotypical things out.
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Kit Bond
For this reason, it is essential that our Nation's rural transportation professionals be provided with the necessary tools and support to promote and showcase the value, benefits, and accomplishments of rural transportation planning and development.
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Lael Brainard
Women with minimal access to resources and no access to child care have limited choices that too often mean low-wage and part-time labor. In rural communities in the developing world, when women farmers have unequal access to fertilizers or training, their farm productivity lags behind men.
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Berkeley Breathed
Bloom County was set in a tidy, rural environment probably because of Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'
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Keith Carradine
And so I love films that are kind of rural in atmosphere. And you know, it's just a nice place to be day after day. All be it, it can be hard, it can be hard work. You can get hot.
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Jim Clyburn
Democrats have laid out a program that, if adopted, would make us independent of Middle Eastern oil in ten years, and create a new economy especially for those in rural America. Our program invests in clean energy alternatives and provides energy assistance for those in need.
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Ertharin Cousin
We recognize that the majority of people who are food-insecure or hungry in the world live in rural areas. And most of them are small holder subsistence farmers.
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Roger Daltrey
I live 50 miles from London and we've got some of the highest levels of teenage and childhood poverty in the country. It's disgusting. Just because it's a rural area, it gets forgotten.
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Amanda Donohoe
I loved living in Hollywood - and the weather there was just fantastic - but there is something about rural England, and especially Suffolk and Norfolk, that pulls at my heartstrings.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RURAL»

Discover the use of rural in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rural and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Challenge of Rural Electrification: Strategies for ...
The Challenge of Rural Electrification provides lessons from successful programs in Bangladesh, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Mexico, the Philippines, Thailand, and Tunisia, as well as Ireland and the United States.
Douglas F. Barnes, 2007
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Rural Studio: Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency
Looks at the architecture program at Auburn University, known as the Rural Studio, and shows how director Samuel Mockbee has honored his belief that architecture should be an ethically responsible profession by putting students to work ...
Andrea Oppenheimer Dean, 2002
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Women in Rural Society: A Quest for Development
The book is comprised of three parts;the first two parts are based on a macro-study and the last part is based on micro-study.The first part makes a situational analysis of the women in India in past and present,the rural setting of the ...
Navaneeta Rath, 1996
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Rural China Takes Off: Institutional Foundations of Economic ...
This book will be essential for those interested in Chinese politics, comparative politics, and communist and post-communist systems.
Jean Chun Oi, 1999
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Improving Access to Finance for India's Rural Poor
Annotation This book examines the current level and pattern of access to finance for India's rural households, evaluates various approaches for delivering financial services, analyzes what lies behind the lack of adequate financial access, ...
Priya Basu, 2006
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Rural Change and Sustainability: Agriculture, the ...
Narratives of community-based resource management in the American West - Randall K. Wilson. 23. Youth, partnerships and participation - Christine Corcoran. 24. Conclusion - John Smithers and Randall Wilson.
Stephen Essex, 2005
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One Country, Two Societies: Rural-urban Inequality in ...
China is still struggling with that legacy. The reforms of 1978 changed basic aspects of economic and social life in Chinaâe(tm)s villages and cities and altered the nature of the rural-urban relationship.
Martin King Whyte, 2010
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Factors Affecting Access to Rural Health Services: A Case ...
This study sought to identify the major barriers to health service access for a special section of the Kenya community, namely, a rural community in a semi-arid environment, using Marigat Division of Baringo District within the Rift Valley ...
Benjamin Njore Mwasi, 2010
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Rural Tourism Development
This book links changes at the local, rural community level to broader, more structural considerations of globalization and allows for a deeper, more theoretically sophisticated consideration of the various forces and features of rural ...
Donald G. Reid, E. Wanda George, Heather Mair, E Wanda George, Heather Mair, 2009
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Rural Politics: Policies for Agriculture, Forestry and the ...
The rural areas of Britain and the developed world are currently undergoing massive changes.
Michael Winter, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RURAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rural is used in the context of the following news items.
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Survey shocker: Half of rural India touched by poverty
According to the census, 49% of rural households show signs of poverty. And 51% of households have 'manual casual labour' as the source of income. «Times of India, Jul 15»
2
Swarm of earthquakes rattles rural Alabama; reason unclear
More than a dozen weak earthquakes have followed in the seven months since in west Alabama's rural Greene County, and geologists are trying to figure out ... «Yahoo News UK, Jun 15»
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Report: Connecticut Has Nation's Deadliest Rural Roads
They carry only about 10 percent of all vehicle traffic in Connecticut, but the winding, rural “back roads” between towns saw more than 40 percent of all traffic ... «Hartford Courant, May 15»
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Bill Cosby is scheduled to speak in rural Alabama to highlight …
The comedian will speak in several cities across Alabama's rural Black Belt region on May 14-15, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File) (The Associated ... «Fox News, May 15»
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Oregon considers ending self-serve gas ban in rural areas
The legislation would allow gas stations in rural Oregon with limited hours to let drivers pay with a credit card and pump their own gas when the stations are ... «Reuters, May 15»
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Rural hospitals struggle to stay open
After 45 years of providing health care in rural Missouri, Sac-Osage Hospital is ... Sac-Osage is one of a growing number of rural U.S. hospitals closing their ... «Columbus Dispatch, May 15»
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​China cracking down on strippers at rural funerals
BEIJING -- Chinese officials are launching a campaign to crack down on stripteases and other lewd shows that have become popular at funerals in some rural ... «CBS News, Apr 15»
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Rural Electrification Corp OFS issue fully subscribed
A sale of shares in India's state-run Rural Electrification Corporation worth up to USD 250 million has been fully subscribed, at an indicative price of Rs 316 a ... «Moneycontrol.com, Apr 15»
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Federal funding in short supply for rural water projects
The federal government is responsible for paying about $3 billion to complete several rural water projects around the country. The amount — expected to grow ... «Deseret News, Mar 15»
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Rural areas vulnerable to Internet disconnects
“The more rural the location, the more likely that there's only one road in and out of that location,” said Sean Donelan, a former infrastructure security manager in ... «Florida Times-Union, Mar 15»

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