What does the word rural mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Rurally.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to the country; rustic.

  • Part of speech: verb

  • Ruralize.

Usage examples for rural

  1. With drooping head, disappointed, and heavily burdened with anxiety for the future of the woman who had exerted so powerful an influence upon his fate, he left the home of his childhood; but Barbara saw him go with the sorrowful fear that, in the rural solitude which awaited him in Spain, her talented friend would lose his art and every loftier aspiration; yet both felt sure that, whatever might be the course of their lives, each would hold a firm place in the other's memory. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. To outside observers it is the question of rural life, a question which is assuming a social and economic importance and interest of the most intense character, not only for Ireland North and South, but for almost the whole civilised world. – Ireland In The New Century by Horace Plunkett
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