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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

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

2. a settlement smaller than a town;
[syn: village, 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, Village]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] Village cart, a kind of two-wheeled pleasure carriage without a top. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

62 Moby Thesaurus words for "village": Kreis, archbishopric, archdiocese, arrondissement, bailiwick, bishopric, borough, burghal, canton, citified, city, civic, commune, congressional district, constablewick, country town, county, crossroads, departement, diocese, district, downtown, duchy, electoral district, electorate, government, ham, hamlet, hundred, interurban, magistracy, metropolis, metropolitan, metropolitan area, midtown, municipal, oblast, okrug, oppidan, parish, precinct, principality, province, region, riding, sheriffalty, sheriffwick, shire, shrievalty, soke, stake, state, suburban, territory, thorp, town, township, uptown, urban, wapentake, ward, wick