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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun village:


The word village is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun village

What does village mean as a name of something?

Village is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural:

  • village: villages
  • Village: -

  1. a community of people smaller than a town
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of village: settlement / small town
    • more generic word: community = a group of people living in a particular local area
    • more specific word: moshav = a cooperative Israeli village or settlement comprised of small farms
  2. a settlement smaller than a town
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of village: hamlet
    • more generic word: settlement = an area where a group of families live together
    • more specific words:
      • campong / kampong = a native village in Malaysia
      • kraal = a village of huts for native Africans in southern Africa
      • pueblo = a communal village built by Indians in the southwestern United States
    • instances:
      • Cheddar = a village in southwestern England where cheddar cheese was first made
      • Sealyham = a village in southwestern Wales where the Sealyham terrier was first bred
      • El Alamein = a village to the west of Alexandria on the northern coast of Egypt
      • Jericho = a village in Palestine near the north end of the Dead Sea
      • Jamestown = a former village on the James River in Virginia to the north of Norfolk
      • Chancellorsville = a village in northeastern Virginia
      • Spotsylvania = a village in northeastern Virginia where battles were fought during the American Civil War
      • Yorktown = a historic village in southeastern Virginia to the north of Newport News
  3. a mainly residential district of Manhattan; `the Village' became a home for many writers and artists in the 20th century

Alternative definition of the noun village


  1. a rural habitation of size between a hamlet and a town.
  2. [Australia] a planned community such as a retirement community or shopping district


"Village" a.k.a. "The Village" is a 2004 American psychological thriller film, written, produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan about a village whose inhabitants live in fear of creatures inhabiting the woods beyond it. The movie received mixed reviews due to the "twist" ending. The film gave composer James Newton Howard his fourth Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score. Despite the initial mixed reaction to the film, critics' opinion on the film has been more positive in recent years and has since developed a cult following especially among M. Night Shyamalan fans.


  1. "Village" is a book by Marghanita Laski.
  2. "Village" is a book by Bruce Jones.
    • subject: Popular literature
  3. "Village" a.k.a. "The Village" is a short novel by a Nobel Prize-winning Russian author Ivan Bunin written in 1909 and first published in Sovremenny Mir journal under the title Novelet. The Village caused much controversy at the time; it was highly praised among others by Maxim Gorky and is now generally regarded as Bunin's first masterpiece. Composed of brief episodes in the Russian provinces at the time of the Revolution of 1905 and set in the author's birthplace, it told the story of the two peasant brothers, one a brute drunk, the other a gentler, more sympathetic character. Bunin's realistic portrayal of village life jarred with the idealized picture of 'unspoiled' peasants which was common in the mainstream Russian literature, and offended many with characters some of which "sunk so far below the average of intelligence as to be scarcely human".


  1. "Village" is a painting (oil paint) by Maurice de Vlaminck, completed in (103 years ago).
    • media: oil paint
    • genre: Landscape painting
  2. "Village" is a painting by Lyonel Feininger, completed in (88 years ago).
  3. "Village" is an artwork by Satish Gujral.
  4. "Village" is an artwork by B. Prabha.
  5. "Village" is an artwork by Alfred Pellan.
  6. "Village" is an artwork by Jules Dupré.
  7. "Village" is an artwork by Ivan Generalić.


  1. "Village" is a composition.
  2. "Village" is a musical album by The Secret Carpet Club.
    • released on
  3. "Village" is a musical album of Asgaut.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  4. "Village" is a musical album of Wallace Roney.
  5. "Village" is a composition.
  6. "Village" is a composition.
  7. "Village" is an album of the music artist Bird McIntyre.


Who is Village?

Village is an actor.

  • also known as Village Dumetz
  • profession: Actor
  • read more about Village (actor)


  1. Village: In the U.S. state of Vermont, villages are named communities located within the boundaries of an incorporated town. Villages may be incorporated or unincorporated.
  2. Village: A village in the U.S. state of Oregon is a model of local governance that as of 2006 only exists in Clackamas County. Like villages elsewhere, it is a subnational entity; like New York's villages, the definition is unique to a state.
  3. Village: A Village in Pennsylvania is a geographic area within a larger political subdivision, usually a Township, although some villages are located within a Borough. Often, a village is also a census-designated place, but this is not always the case.
    • also known as Pennsylvania village
  4. Village is an electoral ward of Trafford, Greater Manchester, covering the eastern part of the village of Timperley, including the Village Centre, and part of Brooklands.
  5. Village a.k.a. Village, Virginia: Village is an unincorporated community in Northumberland and Richmond counties, Virginia, United States. Village is located on U.S. Route 360 east of Warsaw.

There are other places with in their name, like UC Village, Bay Village, Com Village, Dow Village, New Village, Pit village, Sun Village, Boys Village, Bozo Village, Buna village, City Village, Crow Village, Dean Village, Dome Village, Door Village, East Village, Glen Village, Kaul Village, Lake Village.


Village is a drinking establishment.


  1. Village: In the United States, the meaning of "village" varies by geographic area and legal jurisdiction. In many areas, "village" is a term, sometimes informal, for a type of administrative division at the local government level. Since the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution makes local government for the most part a matter for the states rather than the federal government, the states are free to have political subdivisions called "villages," or not to do so, and to define the word in many different ways. Typically, a village is a type of municipality, although it can also be a special district or an unincorporated area. It may or may not be recognized for governmental purposes.
  2. Village is an Irish current affairs magazine founded by Vincent Browne. It was launched in October 2004 and was published weekly.
  3. Village a.k.a. Administrative village: An administrative village is the lowest level of government administration in Indonesia. It could be a village or a kelurahan. A village is headed by a village chief, which is elected by popular vote. A kelurahan is headed by a lurah, a civil servant appointed by local government. A village is divided non-administratively into local communities which manage certain number of households. In Aceh, a village is called as gampong. Since the implementation of regional autonomy in 2001, the larger nagari has been introduced in place of the desa as the lowest government unit in West Sumatra.
  4. Village: A Village in the context of New Jersey local government, refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government.
  5. Village: Villages are the fourth level administrative subdivisions of Taiwan. It is the basic unit of Taiwanese administrative subdivision; under townships, county-controlled cities or districts. There are two types of villages depending on the divisions it belongs to and the population it contains.
  6. Village is a school, educational institution.
  7. Village is an educational institution, school.

Phrases with Village

Phrases starting with the word Village:

  1. Village Bike
  2. village cart
  3. Village hall
  4. village green
  5. Village idiot
  6. Village Weaver
  7. Village Goosefoot
  8. Village Indigobird

Phrases ending with the word Village:

  1. Eco-Village
  2. Global Village
  3. potemkin village
  4. greenwich village

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Village

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Google previewAnnual Industrial Directory of New York State (1913)

by New York (State). Department of Labor

The village is an important trading center for the surrounding country, which is devoted to dairy farming and to general agriculture. Building stone...

Google previewDoric Wilson's Street Theater (1983)

The Twenty-seventh of June, 1969, in Two Acts by Doric Wilson

Greenwich Village is the setting for this look at some of the characters--including junkies, weirdos, queens, dykes, and other assorted types--to be found along Christopher Street.--Furtado, Gay and Lesbian American plays (1993).

Google previewRural Water Management in Africa: The Impact of Customary Institutions in Tanzania

The village is the lowest level of the local government structure. Next to the ...

Google previewThe New England Gazetteer (1839)

Containing Descriptions of All the States, Counties and Towns in New England: Also Descriptions of the Principal Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Capes, Bays, Harbors, Islands, and Fashionable Resorts Within that Territory. Alphabetically Arranged by John Hayward

Farmington village is a delightful place, on an elevated plain, surrounded by high hills. The street is about two miles in length, beautifully shaded, and contains, besides two churches and an academy, about 100 neat dwelling houses, some of ...

Google previewValuing Crop Biodiversity (2005)

On-farm Genetic Resources and Economic Change by Melinda Smale

The village is the smallest social unit for policy interventions targeted at sustainable management of crop biodiversity on farms. Villages have the capacity to govern the utilization and conservation of genetic resources, reconciling private and ...

Google previewSmall Vegetables (2015)

Tangled Roots in a Village by the Sea by Audrey Ogilvie

Blackburn Village is a quintessentially beautiful Colonial enclave on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, "a place where psychiatric diagnoses are inconsequential and organizing a chapter of A.A. would be a terrible waste of time.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of North-East India: Nagaland (2001)

by Hamlet Bareh

However, after the formation of the state of Nagaland in 1963, within the life of the first Legislative Assembly itself, a law was passed to establish village, area and regional councils, under the Village, Area and Regional Councils Act. The basic ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ukraine (2016)

Volume V: St-Z by Danylo Husar Struk

form is the irregular cluster village. Radial settlements are also common in the region, because the central square often functioned as a defense zone from the raiding Tatars. Southern Ukraine, which was colonized only after the 18th century , ...

Google previewA Topographical Dictionary of Scotland (1813)

And of the Islands in the British Seas by Nicholas Carlisle

of feu-duty and rents from the Old Village; the manse, and offices, are in a state of rapid decay: Patron, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ohio Indians (1998)

by Donald Ricky

small communities in the area, including the Poosepatuck and Shinnecock Reservations, and the Montauk Indian Village. MORAVIANS Mahican, Munsee, and Delawares who followed the teachings of the Moravian brethren, were gathered by ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Illinois Indians (1998)

by Donald Ricky

small communities in the area, including the Poosepatuck and Shinne- cock Reservations, and the Montauk Indian Village. MORAVIANS Mahican, Munsee, and Delawares who followed the teachings of the Moravian brethren, were gathered ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nebraska (1999)

by Nancy Capace

The village is named for the Brule tribe of the Teton Sioux. Points of interest include an Oregon Trail marker, which is about two miles from the Lower California Crossing, where one route of the Oregon Trail crossed the South Platte . Some of ...

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Quotes about Village

How strange is the story of
Ali Rıza and Ahmet
One lives in the village
The other in the city
And every morning
The one in the city goes to the village
And the one in the village to the city (Orhan Veli Kanik)
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Scrabble value of V4I1L1L1A1G2E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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