rural has definitions from the field of agriculture
[ adjective ] (agriculture) living in or characteristic of farming or country life


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

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

A Highway_Department source said there also is a plan there to issue some $ 3 million to $ 4 million worth of Rural_Roads_Authority bonds for rural road construction work .

The Highway_Department source told The_Constitution , however , that Vandiver has not been consulted yet about the plans to issue the new rural roads bonds .

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Cotten construed this as a veiled effort by Parkhouse to help Dallas and other large cities get money which Cotten felt could better be spent providing water for rural Texas .


If Nikita buys a small plot in some modest rural cemetery , everyone will understand .

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

If , in Larkin 's eyes , they are nothing but Piccadilly farmers , he has as much to learn about them as they have to learn about the ways of truly rural living .

[ adjective ] relating to rural areas


"rural electrification" "rural free delivery (RFD)"

Used in print

(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)

John , an engineer and anthropologist with a doctorate from the London_School_of_Economics , headed the rural development division of USOM , the United_States_Operations_Mission administering U._S. aid .

(Gibson Winter, The Suburban Captivity of the...)

Negroes , Puerto_Ricans , and rural newcomers are slowly making their way into the cities .

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