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noun [countable]     village pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a very small old town in the countryside, usually in a country outside the U.S. and Canada

    a Scottish fishing village

    1. a.
      the people who live in a village

      The whole village attended the meeting.

    2. c.
      [only before noun] in a village, or relating to a village

      the village shop/church

      village gossip

  2. 2
    mainly journalism a particular community or activity, or the type of people in it or involved in it

    stories from the British political village

  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    it takes a village (to raise a child) a saying that means that it takes a lot of people for example to achieve a good result or become successful. The full form is 'it takes a village to raise a child'.

    As I always say, it takes a village it's not just one person.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 29/04/2016

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