village
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French vilage, from vil manorial estate, farmstead, from Latin villa Date: 14th century 1. a. a settlement usually larger than a hamlet and smaller than a town b. an incorporated minor municipality 2. the residents of a village 3. something (as an aggregation of burrows or nests) suggesting a village 4. a territorial area having the status of a village especially as a unit of local government

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  • VILLAGE — L’habitat rural se répartit en fermes isolées, hameaux et villages de taille variable. Le terme de village implique un concept de communauté: pratiques culturales collectives, présence d’artisans et de commerçants desservant le groupe, fonctions… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Village — bezeichnet: das französische Wort für „Dorf“: le village das englische Wort für „Dorf“: the village in einigen US Bundesstaaten eine Kommune oder Gemeinde: Village (Vereinigte Staaten) eine Stadt in Texas, siehe Village (Texas) der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • village — Village. s. m. Nombre de maisons champestres pour le logement des paysans, qui ordinairement ne sont fermées d aucune closture commune. Gros village. petit, malheureux village. demeurer au village. un homme, une femme, des gens de village. curé… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Village — Vil lage (?; 48), n. [F., fr. L. villaticus belonging to a country house or villa. See {Villa}, and cf. {Villatic}.] A small assemblage of houses in the country, less than a town or city. [1913 Webster] {Village cart}, a kind of two wheeled… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Village — (Luodong,Тайвань) Категория отеля: Адрес: No.3, Gongyuan 3rd Rd., Wujie Township, Yilan Cou …   Каталог отелей

  • village — late 14c., inhabited place larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town, from O.Fr. village houses and other buildings in a group (usually smaller than a town), from L. villaticum farmstead (with outbuildings), noun use of neut. sing. of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • village — [vil′ij] n. [OFr < L villaticus, belonging to a country house < villa, country house, farm: see VILLA] 1. a) a group of houses in the country, larger than a hamlet and smaller than a city or town b) such a community incorporated as a… …   English World dictionary

  • village — [n] small town center, crossroads, hamlet, suburb; concept 507 …   New thesaurus

  • village — ► NOUN 1) a settlement in a rural area, larger than a hamlet and smaller than a town. 2) a self contained district or community within a town or city. DERIVATIVES villager noun villagey adjective. ORIGIN Old French, from Latin villa country house …   English terms dictionary

  • Village — A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet, but smaller than a town or city [ [http://www.answers.com/village r=67 village: Definition and Much More from Answers.com ] ] . Though generally located in rural areas …   Wikipedia

  • Village —  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Village (homonymie).  Le village français de Lavacquerie Un village est une « agglomération rurale caractérisée …   Wikipédia en Français

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