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village green
▪ A terrace of visually pleasing stone cottages facing the neat village green are dated 1846.
▪ From village green to inner-city street, Labour needs to be seen as a respected, radical, and creative presence.
▪ He chased the stolen Ford Escort - which ploughed across the village green - into a cul-de-sac.
▪ There were minor explosions in the centre and at the far end of the village green.
▪ Vanity Fair is the annual fair on Elstow village green, with its hucksters and cheap finery and pickpockets.
village green

n. (context British English) a patch of land at the centre of a village that is open to the public at all times.

village green

n. a village park consisting of a plot of grassy land

Village Green, NY -- U.S. Census Designated Place in New York
Population (2000): 3945
Housing Units (2000): 2053
Land area (2000): 1.222256 sq. miles (3.165628 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.222256 sq. miles (3.165628 sq. km)
FIPS code: 77513
Located within: New York (NY), FIPS 36
Location: 43.131717 N, 76.308592 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Village Green, NY
Village Green
Village Green-Green Ridge, PA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Pennsylvania
Population (2000): 8279
Housing Units (2000): 3218
Land area (2000): 1.828540 sq. miles (4.735896 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.828540 sq. miles (4.735896 sq. km)
FIPS code: 80218
Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
Location: 39.864011 N, 75.424499 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Village Green-Green Ridge, PA
Village Green-Green Ridge
Village Green, PA
Village Green
Village Green

A village green is an area of common land in a village.

The term may also refer to:

  • Village Green, New York, USA
  • Village Green (Los Angeles), USA - an apartment complex and National Historic Landmark
  • Village Green, Los Angeles, California, USA - the neighborhood
  • Village Green Centre, Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
  • Village Green-Green Ridge, Pennsylvania, USA - a census-designated place
  • The Village Green (band), a duo
    • The Village Green (EP), self-titled debut EP
  • "Village Green" (song), a song by The Kinks
  • Village Green, Christchurch, New Zealand - a cricket ground
Village Green (song)

"Village Green" is the ninth track from The Kinks' 1968 album, The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society. Like the other fourteen tracks on the album, it was written by Ray Davies.

Usage examples of "village green".

When old Ma Lomas, the eyes and ears of Scardale, took the trouble to subject her arthritis to the biting cold by leaving the comfort of her cottage for the phone box on the village green, he had to pay attention.

The husband hanged himself from the oak tree on the village green, which many reckoned was no more than he deserved for trying to make them eat notfrozen peas.

He had hoped it would nod its head or stamp a hoof, like a trained horse he had once seen on the village green when he was younger.

Careful not to actually touch the stones I followed Bernard onto the village green.

The muddy streets were empty, and so was the sloping village green, except for one man sweeping the steps of the village's only inn, standing beside its stone stable.

Hurin was staring at a big, blackened circle of ground that marred the brown grass of the village green.

Thatched roofs with high peaks, and goodwives in their aprons gossiping over the fences between their houses, and children playing on a village green.