Rural Ru"ral, a. [F., fr. L. ruralis, fr. rus, ruris, the country. Cf. {Room} space, {Rustic}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the country, as distinguished from a city or town; living in the country; suitable for, or resembling, the country; rustic; as, rural scenes; a rural prospect. [1913 Webster]

Here is a rural fellow; . . . He brings you figs. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to agriculture; as, rural economy. [1913 Webster]

{Rural dean}. (Eccl.) See under {Dean}.

{Rural deanery} (Eccl.), the state, office, or residence, of a rural dean. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Rustic.

Usage: {Rural}, {Rustic}. Rural refers to the country itself; as, rural scenes, prospects, delights, etc. Rustic refers to the character, condition, taste, etc., of the original inhabitants of the country, who were generally uncultivated and rude; as, rustic manners; a rustic dress; a rustic bridge; rustic architecture, etc. [1913 Webster]

We turn To where the silver Thames first rural grows. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

Lay bashfulness, that rustic virtue, by; To manly confidence thy throughts apply. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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