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village

noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a commuter town/village (=that a lot of people leave each day to travel to work)
▪ It’s a commuter town about 40 miles from London.
a village community
▪ Outside the capital, most people live in village communities.
church/village hall (=used by people who live in a place)
▪ A coffee morning is to be held in the village hall.
global village
outlet village
the village pond
▪ They were sitting in the shade of a tree beside the village pond.
the whole school/country/village etc (=all the people in a school, country etc)
▪ The whole town came out for the parade.
village gossipBrE:
▪ She knew from village gossip how Harry had treated his first wife.
village green
village idiot
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
fishing
▪ In 1954, she took an exposed, simple cottage in the north eastern fishing village of Catterline.
▪ Settlement was concentrated in fishing villages on the tributaries of the Snake, Clearwater and Salmon Rivers.
▪ Both worry about the fishing villages whose livelihood has been commercial whaling.
▪ Two young lads from Hafnarfjödur, a small fishing village near Reykjavik, were going like loonies.
▪ Destination: the tiny fishing village of St Abbs on the Berwickshire coast, seven miles north from Berwick-upon-Tweed.
▪ I saw the small fishing villages where my father had found his men.
▪ It's also an unspoilt farming and sponge fishing village of great character.
▪ Yokohama had been a mere fishing village in 1853, and Kobe, too, owed its expansion to foreign trade.
global
▪ The rock and roll global village.
▪ We are not hammering together a cozy global village.
▪ We now live in a global village ... a simultaneous happening.
▪ We do have a global village, more and more all the time.
▪ The world was not the global village we are used to today.
▪ The dream of the unified global village has given way to the reality of global fragmentation and diversity.
▪ The global village of which we all speak carelessly is at most a global convenience store.
little
▪ It's a small, ordinary little village, its only claim to fame the castle, and the burial mounds.
▪ When I first discovered that little village, it was this isolated little world.
▪ Arthur and I went for long walks - and that little village was the best place in the world.
▪ Almost every hill is crowned with a picture-perfect little walled village.
▪ Mr Gordon finds a Musician Mr Gordon was the teacher at the little village school.
▪ In little villages it is often a white clapboard building with a hip roof and a bell tower.
nearby
▪ The bulk of his clients comprise severely disturbed psychotic patients from nearby villages and towns.
▪ The toll mounted Friday when three Christians were found slain in sugar cane fields in the nearby village of El Zuheir.
▪ Thousands of people carry firewood on their heads to Ranchi every day from nearby villages.
▪ Born in the nearby Mena village, Furjani is a tall man whose dark complexion conveys his sub-Saharan ancestry.
▪ The majority were families from the nearby villages but there were also numerous railway enthusiasts from further afield.
▪ I drove the women into the nearby village for provisions, which completely turned their heads.
▪ The influx of large numbers of construction workers had inevitably caused disruption in the nearby villages, especially the closest, Stogursey.
▪ Peasants in black pajamas and conic straw hats had flowed in from nearby villages to mingle with merchants and mandarins.
old
▪ Further down the island, little picturesque old villages nestle into the countryside.
▪ The main advantage of building this way is the houses fit into old villages so well.
▪ The old village school, which closed in 1968, is now a private house and schoolchildren go by bus to Howden.
▪ These engulfed some older villages, such as Gosforth, which are now smaller shopping centres within the conurbation.
▪ It is their village now, just as much as it was for the old village families.
▪ And for the youngsters, the Old Swan makes the old village hall seem like a hangover.
▪ I live in Glyn-Neath, West Glamorgan, an old pit village with huge unemployment.
▪ Garda Garda is a charming old village that is very easy on the eye.
picturesque
▪ Further down the island, little picturesque old villages nestle into the countryside.
▪ Craigendarroch is the perfect base for discovering the surrounding countryside with its bustling towns, and picturesque villages.
▪ The picturesque stone-walled villages and farms blend into the natural surroundings and add to their beauty.
▪ There is also a very pretty walk here, along the old railway line to another picturesque village, Little Melford.
▪ Goblin Ha'Hotel Charming inn situated in picturesque village at the foot of the Lammermuirs.
▪ Once the thriving port of Linlithgow, Blackness is a picturesque village with a heavily fortified castle.
▪ In those days it was a picturesque village a couple of miles from the pleasant and compact town.
pretty
▪ Now it is a pretty village, much frequented by tourists.
▪ This pretty little village of narrow lanes and attractive cottages is in fact a Royal Village.
▪ Cycling: Cycle hire is available in the town centre and many pretty villages are within easy reach.
▪ Alfriston is a very pretty village with a children's zoo.
remote
▪ Amelie pushed on through Dax, stopping overnight in remote villages and negotiating the various command posts nervously.
▪ The blast last week in remote Fanglin village, deep in the southern province of Jiangxi, was massive.
▪ Transports in and out carrying shipments of rice that were dropped into remote villages.
▪ Ancient tradition remains powerful, and stories of witches and snake charmers are still whispered high in the remote mountain villages.
▪ During my stay in a remote village in Kangwon Province, watching me shampoo my hair became a spectacle.
▪ From such humble beginnings in a remote Lincolnshire village he was, however, destined to make his impression on the world.
small
▪ The first very fascinating discovery a visitor to Alvingham will make is that this small village has two churches in one churchyard.
▪ Look, we are a small village of 300 inhabitants that lives off tourists visiting our lake.
▪ The water-power age produced hamlets, at the most small villages, gathered around a new mill.
▪ Downchanges and general enthusiastic driving through the small villages was especially appreciated, apparently.
▪ The small village centre is surrounded by arable farms.
▪ Valldemosa A small traditional style village which was the source of inspiration for some of Chopin's most romantic compositions.
▪ Life in a small village could be deadly dull, and Henry had been absolutely charming when he chose to be.
▪ I live in a small village in Suffolk called Wetheringsett.
tiny
▪ The tiny village near Wantage has been plagued with crime.
▪ It is their little tribe, their tiny village.
▪ Miri Ismailov's family in the tiny village of Tatoni are convinced that they know what it is.
▪ The plane was taking the family to the tiny village of Wainwright, 90 miles southwest of Barrow.
▪ Passing through a tiny village called Babylon, the buildings are shabby and unkempt.
▪ We stopped that night in a tiny village in the desert.
▪ She met Sebastian from the tiny village school and told him what had happened.
▪ The third tour takes you to Kobi, a tiny village in South Osetia.
whole
▪ Once they talked of it in the village shop, the whole village would know by nightfall.
▪ This whole village has gone to pots.
▪ Soon the whole village will know this.
▪ You stank the whole village out.
▪ Thousands died in the Romni region. Whole villages starved to death.
▪ These two greenfield sites were each equal in size to the whole village of 1967.
▪ The whole village was turned inward.
■ NOUN
church
▪ The village church, tucked away at the very end of a winding leafy lane, is dedicated to St Mary.
▪ On Sundays there was a morning service in the village church and an evening hymn-sing in the auditorium.
▪ When he had leisure he went bicycling to Lincolnshire village churches.
▪ The village church is gone, the orphanage is still standing, though one wing of it has been gutted by fire.
▪ Coberley Mill, formerly known as Cubberly, nestles deep in the valley, close to the village church.
▪ They are quietly married in the village church.
▪ Of great interest are the church bells, very fine for a small village church.
▪ The remarkable Black Virgin of Belloc has been transferred from her abandoned mountain sanctuary to the village church of Dorres.
community
▪ The second course would have been unusual and encouraging - and leadership in the village community would probably have fallen to him.
▪ The concept of work most certainly came into being in the Neolithic village community.
▪ Meanwhile paint from Porter will put the finishing touches to an entire village community in the United States.
▪ Usually, the plains were left to be run by native princes or village communities.
▪ The first of these is a fairly widespread concurrence about the demise of the traditional village community.
▪ At the same time the new tax system implied a fundamental change in the nature and purpose of the village community.
▪ Such is the price a silversmith's son may have had to pay to achieve respectability in a Victorian village community.
▪ The structure and ethos of the village community remained pivotal to the whole system.
green
▪ Members also agreed to ask Darlington Borough Council to plant some more bulbs on the village green.
▪ He walks beside me through the small woods between our subdivision and the Nearing village green.
▪ A memorial was unveiled on the village green on October 4 - the village sign already incorporates a Lancaster.
▪ A terrace of visually pleasing stone cottages facing the neat village green are dated 1846.
▪ Blooming time: More crocuses are to be planted on the village green next year.
▪ Turn left on Main Street, past village green.
▪ The development is mixed tenure including affordable housing, a village school, a village green and a community centre.
▪ From village green to inner-city street, Labour needs to be seen as a respected, radical, and creative presence.
hall
▪ Domino drive: A domino drive will be held at the village hall tomorrow.
▪ Later that afternoon we walked what seemed like endless miles to the village hall.
▪ We decided to go to a Hogmanay dance in the village hall, and they came along to watch.
▪ Further up the village is the old school, which is now used as the village hall.
▪ The village hall, built in 1912, is a busy and thriving place.
▪ The present Methodist chapel was built in 1902, the former chapel now being part of the village hall.
life
▪ This pattern has not been altered by recent changes in village life.
▪ However humble, it was an escape route for them from dead-end Shaanxi village life.
▪ Nevertheless, the vastly expanded social contacts removed a shield of isolation from village life.
▪ She began to think that perhaps village life was not so bad.
▪ It also puts little stress on those problem-solving skills that are vital to the development of village life.
▪ They described village life to each other in intricate detail.
▪ We found it oppressive, inconvenient and village life is horribly nosey.
▪ Like their forebears, they chose subjects to illustrate the many facets of village life.
school
▪ The old village school, which closed in 1968, is now a private house and schoolchildren go by bus to Howden.
▪ Opening their hearts to Jane, the brother finds her work in the village school and the sisters listen to her story.
▪ He was educated at the village school in Fridaythorpe.
▪ She attended only a teachers' institute, then taught in a village school.
▪ Or better still, there was the village school practically next door!
▪ Read in studio A village school is resorting to big business techniques to ensure its survival.
▪ Mr Gordon finds a Musician Mr Gordon was the teacher at the little village school.
▪ Over the last 30 years the Trust has helped build 26 village schools, two hospitals and 12 medical centres.
shop
▪ Once they talked of it in the village shop, the whole village would know by nightfall.
▪ DivaIi, the festival of lights, would soon be upon us and the village shops were stocked up with fireworks.
▪ Village information scheme for Exmoor Exmoor National Park has decided to set up information agencies in selected village shops.
▪ There was the pretty girl from the village shop wearing an emerald-green dress more suited to a wedding.
▪ Everyone was hungry, but there was no food to be had for it had floated out of the village shop and away.
▪ Now she had pulled up outside the village shop and was yelling to them to bring her out an ice-cream.
▪ The many village shops have closed and reopened as video or betting shops, or estate agents.
▪ Probably she went into the Fir Tree or the village shop to get change for those calls.
■ VERB
build
▪ We built roads and villages and brought rubber trees and planted them for mile after mile through your wild land.
▪ Now one might say: more fool them, how stupid to build their Alpine villages in the paths of potential avalanches.
▪ The new training school was built as a village with school and church and shop.
▪ In 1948 a group of volunteers from the village started to build a village hall.
▪ When a new junior school was built in a nearby village in the late 1970s, the building became redundant.
leave
▪ I left the village in 1963.
▪ By the time I left the village, I think everyone in it knew all about me.
▪ The bus will leave the village at 9.30am heading for Carlisle via Hexham.
▪ That is how we leave one village and head for another.
▪ As he left the village he passed the field where he had first seen Tess at the dance.
▪ The post-1950 returnees were joined by some who had never before left the villages.
▪ Shelley left the village, after sharing a jug of wine with the Freitas family, and promising to come again soon.
▪ To everyone's surprise, though, she had married at eighteen, and had left the village.
live
▪ There are a lot of old people living in this village and we don't want it here.
▪ Yumbu and Minko are a black boy and a black girl who live in this jungle village.
▪ Many are happy to live in the village of Preston - not Lancashire, but Yorkshire.
▪ In those four months he lived in 49 villages.
▪ I lived in the village myself and waited for my students to arrive.
▪ People walked and talked leisurely as if they were still living in a Confucian village.
▪ I would be living now in some village, supporting myself by giving lessons.
walk
▪ Stiffly, they walked out of the village into the surrounding darkness.
▪ I explained to Phagu that I must, now, walk to that village to ring for the jeep.
▪ It was raining that morning as Sir Maxwell Shaw walked down the village street, a black Labrador at his heels.
▪ I do not care much now about the way the women gape at me when I walk around in the village center.
▪ With such dignity as I could manage I began to walk back to the village.
▪ At twilight, he walks in the village called Tandalavi, population a few hundred.
▪ I was walking through a Wirral village and decided to have a soft drink in a pub to cool off.
▪ According to the state police report, witnesses said about 12 men walked into the village shortly after 7 p.m.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
the skirts of a forest/hill/village etc
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ She left her village in the north of Thailand and went to live in Bangkok.
▪ There are some nice little pubs in the villages round here.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Even at this size it completely outclassed most Rutland villages, quite two-thirds of which had populations of fewer than 150.
▪ I saw these villages peeking out of the jungles and tangled hillsides all through the highlands.
▪ It didn't, and by the time she did reach the village it was fully dark - and pouring with rain.
▪ The village school was closed in 1948 and the children are taken by bus to other schools in the area.
▪ The village school, built in 1870, is now closed and used for the village hall.
▪ The death did not move the village.
▪ There was the pretty girl from the village shop wearing an emerald-green dress more suited to a wedding.
Wikipedia

Village

A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town, with a population ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand. Though often located in rural areas, the term urban village is also applied to certain urban neighbourhoods. Villages are normally permanent, with fixed dwellings; however, transient villages can occur. Further, the dwellings of a village are fairly close to one another, not scattered broadly over the landscape, as a dispersed settlement.

In the past, villages were a usual form of community for societies that practise subsistence agriculture, and also for some non-agricultural societies. In Great Britain, a hamlet earned the right to be called a village when it built a church. In many cultures, towns and cities were few, with only a small proportion of the population living in them. The Industrial Revolution attracted people in larger numbers to work in mills and factories; the concentration of people caused many villages to grow into towns and cities. This also enabled specialization of labor and crafts, and development of many trades. The trend of urbanization continues, though not always in connection with industrialization. Villages have been eclipsed in importance as units of human society and settlement.

Although many patterns of village life have existed, the typical village was small, consisting of perhaps 5 to 30 families. Homes were situated together for sociability and defence, and land surrounding the living quarters was farmed. Traditional fishing villages were based on artisan fishing and located adjacent to fishing grounds.

Village (New Jersey)

A Village, in the context of New Jersey local government, refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government.

The Village Act of 1891 defined the form of government to consist of a five-member board of trustees to be elected to three-year staggered terms. One member serves as president, one member serves as treasurer. This act was repealed by the State Legislature in 1961.

The Village Act of 1989 changed the essence of the Village form of government, essentially eliminating it in all but name. As of January 1, 1990, every village operating under the Village Form of government had to operate according to the laws pertaining to the Township form. Essentially, the Village form of government is now identical to the Township form, except that the Township Committee and Mayor in the Township form correspond to the Board of Trustees and the President of the Board in the Village form.

Though there are four municipalities with the Village type of government, none of them use the traditional Village form of government. Tiny Loch Arbour was the last to do so, but in December 2011, its residents voted to change to the Walsh Act form of government with a three-member board of commissioners. Two other villages – Ridgefield Park (now with a Walsh Act form) and Ridgewood (now with a Faulkner Act Council-Manager charter) – also migrated to other, non-Village forms years earlier. The Township of South Orange Village is somewhat unique, in that it operates with a six-member Board of Trustees and a Village President elected directly by voters, operating under a Special Charter granted by the New Jersey Legislature in 1869 that has been revised several times since, but that is largely modeled off of the Village form of government.

Village (Pennsylvania)

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.

Village (ward)

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.

Village (Oregon)

A village in the U.S. state of Oregon is a model of local governance that 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 (at the moment, to one county in a state).

Villages in Oregon are in addition to hamlets in Oregon (which were defined at the same time as villages) and to Community Planning Organizations (CPOs), which predate both villages and hamlets.

In June 2006, citizens in the Mount Hood Corridor communities of Brightwood, Wemme, Welches, Zigzag, and Rhododendron voted to become the Villages at Mount Hood, Oregon's first village. From a census perspective these communities are part of the Mount Hood Village CDP.

The residents of Boring voted against forming a village in July 2006 1.

Government Camp, another community within the Mount Hood Corridor, is considering a village as a possible governance option.

Village (magazine)

Village is an Irish current affairs magazine founded by Vincent Browne. It was launched in October 2004 and was published weekly. Its initial directors included Barbara Nugent, Terry McManus, Michael Smith along with Browne.

On 27 November 2008, it was relaunched under a new editor Michael Smith, a former investor in the magazine, and published by Ormond Quay Publishing Limited. It is currently published on a monthly basis with a stringent leftist editorial filter. The only right-wing commentator writing for the magazine is well-known economist Constantin Gurdgiev who writes the 'Interloper' column. Village's editorial board comprises Michael Smith, Niall Crowley, Bride Rosney and Joan Fitzpatrick. Former Green Party leader John Gormley is a contributing editor.

Journalists who have contributed to the magazine include the former Irish Times Columnist John Waters, Conor Brady (now Garda Ombudsman), health journalist Sara Burke(who served as Managing Editor), Frank Connolly and briefly Justine McCarthy(now with the Irish Independent).

Village (United States)

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 prohibits the federal government from legislating on local 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.

Village (Vermont)

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.

An incorporated village is a defined area within a town that was either granted a village charter by a special act of the legislature, or organized under the general law. Village governments are subordinate to the government of the town they belong to. A village is a clearly defined municipality and provides some municipal services, such as potable water, sewage, police and fire services, garbage collection, street lighting and maintenance, management of cemeteries, and building code enforcement. Other municipal services not provided by the village are provided by the parent town. Incorporated villages in Vermont are administratively similar to villages in New York. Vermont is the only state in New England that has incorporated villages.

Village (Taiwan)

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.

  • Urban village belongs to urban townships, county-controlled cities or districts, usually more populated places.
  • Rural village belongs to rural townships, usually less populated places.
Gazetteer
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Village

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.

Village cart, a kind of two-wheeled pleasure carriage without a top.

Syn: Village, Hamlet, Town, City.

Usage: In England, a hamlet denotes a collection of houses, too small to have a parish church. A village has a church, but no market. A town has both a market and a church or churches. A city is, in the legal sense, an incorporated borough town, which is, or has been, the place of a bishop's see. In the United States these distinctions do not hold.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

village

late 14c., "inhabited place larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town," from Old French vilage "houses and other buildings in a group" (usually smaller than a town), from Latin villaticum "farmstead" (with outbuildings), noun use of neuter singular of villaticus "having to do with a farmstead or villa," from villa "country house" (see villa). As an adjective from 1580s. Village idiot is recorded from 1825. Related: Villager (1560s).

WordNet

village

  1. n. a community of people smaller than a town [syn: small town, settlement]

  2. a settlement smaller than a town [syn: hamlet]

  3. a mainly residential district of Manhattan; `the Village' became a home for many writers and artists in the 20th century [syn: Greenwich Village]

Wiktionary

village

n. A rural habitation of size between a hamlet and a town.

Usage examples of "village".

Weavers travelled from town to village to city, appearing at festivals or gatherings, teaching the common folk to recognise the Aberrant in their midst, urging them to give up the creatures that hid among them.

The third and fourth humans on the island had tried to find their privacy as far from the abo village and the tunnel pool as possible.

But thus far there had been no other craft sighted on the waters, although smokes were visible from the many Aliansa village sites and a small group of aborigines was spied netting fish in the shallows.

Baron was always very respectful to Mr Aching since Granny had died two years ago, calling him the finest shepherd in these hills, and was generally held by the people in the village to be not too bad these days.

Down in the village decisions were made, things were done, life went on in the knowledge that in her old wheeled shepherding hut on the hills Granny Aching was there, watching.

The perpetual resort of pilgrims and spectators insensibly formed, in the neighborhood of the temple, the stately and populous village of Daphne, which emulated the splendor, without acquiring the title, of a provincial city.

In the petty quarrels of Europe, they shed the blood of their friends and countrymen, for the acquisition perhaps of a castle or a village.

The shriveled Vistana had gazed at Clarissewith those hard black eyes, and had pointed with acrooked finger toward the manor house, perched like adark bird on the tor above the village.

They still preserved their former habitation of Pella, spread themselves into the villages adjacent to Damascus, and formed an inconsiderable church in the city of Beroea, or, as it is now called, of Aleppo, in Syria.

It is impossible to justify the vain and credulous exaggerations of modern travellers, who have sometimes stretched the limits of Constantinople over the adjacent villages of the European, and even of the Asiatic coast.

Vrondisi, the monastery at the foot of Psiloritis, came down to the rich Turkish village of Suros and killed its bloodthirsty aga, just as he had bound two Christians to the treadmill of the well in his garden and was making them turn the wheel.

Ebon Rih, meeting with the Queens who ruled the Rihlander Blood villages of Doun and Agio, and talking to the council members who ran the larger landen villages.

All the other attractions of Agios Georgios could be found in a score of similar villages, in Crete or elsewhere.

They came no closer to the village of Akasha than five miles before they were attacked by elements of the Camel Corps, and driven off with the loss of two good men.

Ken Weaver, the drummer with the Fugs, sent Miles a copy of their first album, The Village Fugs, from New York.