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Wordnet 3.0


1. living in or characteristic of farming or country life;
- Example: "rural people"
- Example: "large rural households"
- Example: "unpaved rural roads"
- Example: "an economy that is basically rural"

2. of or relating to the countryside as opposed to the city;
- Example: "rural electrification"
- Example: "rural free delivery"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rural \Ru"ral\, a. [F., fr. L. ruralis, fr. rus, ruris, the country. Cf. Room space, Rustic.] 1. Of or pertaining to the country, as distinguished from a city or town; living in the country; suitable for, or resembling, the country; rustic; as, rural scenes; a rural prospect. [1913 Webster] Here is a rural fellow; . . . He brings you figs. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to agriculture; as, rural economy. [1913 Webster] Rural dean. (Eccl.) See under Dean. Rural deanery (Eccl.), the state, office, or residence, of a rural dean. [1913 Webster] Syn: Rustic. Usage: Rural, Rustic. Rural refers to the country itself; as, rural scenes, prospects, delights, etc. Rustic refers to the character, condition, taste, etc., of the original inhabitants of the country, who were generally uncultivated and rude; as, rustic manners; a rustic dress; a rustic bridge; rustic architecture, etc. [1913 Webster] We turn To where the silver Thames first rural grows. --Thomson. [1913 Webster] Lay bashfulness, that rustic virtue, by; To manly confidence thy throughts apply. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

rural adj 1: living in or characteristic of farming or country life; "rural people"; "large rural households"; "unpaved rural roads"; "an economy that is basically rural" [ant: urban] 2: of or relating to the countryside as opposed to the city; "rural electrification"; "rural free delivery"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

46 Moby Thesaurus words for "rural": Arcadian, agrarian, agrestic, agricultural, agronomic, arable, arcadian, bucolic, campestral, countrified, country, exurban, farm, farming, genuine, geoponic, georgic, homespun, idyllic, inartificial, lowland, native, natural, naturelike, outland, pastoral, provincial, rustic, simple, sylvan, unadorned, unaffected, unartificial, unassuming, undesigning, undisguising, undissembling, undissimulating, unembellished, unfeigning, unpretending, unpretentious, unsophisticated, unspoiled, unvarnished, upland
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

RURAL. That which relates to the country, as rural servitudes. See Urban.