Definition of 'rural'
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One of the issues in rural areas is commute time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is in talks with public sector organisations to reach rural areas. Computing (2010)In rural areas this may be less effective. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Rural areas were more prosperous on their broader measure, despite being on average less wealthy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Chiefs in Devon are pleading with volunteers to group together and fill in holes in rural areas. The Sun (2016)The threat was as equal in urban areas as rural ones, where creatures thrive in woods and long grass. The Sun (2016)The research showed that homes in rural areas cost a fifth more than properties in towns and cities outside of London. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Or it can be used to compare different areas, such as the difference in fire statistics between urban and rural areas. Computing (2010)In many pockets of rural Europe, life went on much as it always had. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is a poor, rural area and is already housing more than 700,000 people displaced by fighting in other regions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are mostly about the rural poor sometime in the early twentieth century. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)There was a dark side to this rural idyll. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The village should be left for rural life. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What controls can be exerted over undesirable urban uses of rural sites? Rural Land-Use Planning in Developed Nations (1989)My first attempt at taking the test in a rural area was unsuccessful. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The rural poor of the world are flocking to the cities. Times, Sunday Times (2013)For these soldiers the unexpected journey from rural idyll to battlefield desolation was anything but fantasy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The only sure way to a life of rural bliss? Times, Sunday Times (2013)It has meant we have had an urban and a rural life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His criticism is included in his annual audit of government policy and its impact on rural areas. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The remainder was the rural and generally poor peasantry. SPICE: The History of a Temptation (2004)Studies on tempo suggest that urban areas have a faster pace of life than rural places. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But how does this economic boom affect the rural poor? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Rural life is in a fight for survival. Christianity Today (2000)But the village is still at the heart of rural life. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Yes, there are pockets of poverty in the rural idyll. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It also explains the growing rift between rural and urban Americans. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We disenfranchised viewers could then help to fund the roll out of fibre-optic lines to rural areas. Times, Sunday Times (2014)No one realised how hostile the locals in this English rural idyll would be. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The bodies of the three men were discovered in a rural area of Cambridgeshire. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Both are poor and rural, he says. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It's almost too much of a rural idyll. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Police in rural areas often turn a blind eye to such incidents, dismissing them as family matters. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The urban meets the rural. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Fees depend on a number of factors, including local employment conditions and whether the round is in a rural or urban area. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'rural'
British English: rural /ˈrʊərəl/ ADJECTIVE
Rural means relating to country areas as opposed to large towns.
...the closure of rural schools.
- American English: rural
- Arabic: رِيفِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: rural
- Chinese: 乡村的
- Croatian: ruralan
- Czech: venkovský
- Danish: landlig
- Dutch: landelijk
- European Spanish: rural
- Finnish: maaseudun
- French: rural
- German: ländlich
- Greek: αγροτικός
- Italian: rurale
- Japanese: 田舎の
- Korean: 시골의
- Norwegian: landlig
- Polish: wiejski
- European Portuguese: rural
- Romanian: rural
- Russian: сельский
- Spanish: rural
- Swedish: lantlig
- Thai: ในชนบท
- Turkish: kırsal
- Ukrainian: сільський
- Vietnamese: nông thôn
Definition of rural from the Collins English Dictionary
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