[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.
A small assemblage of houses in the country, less than a town
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.
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