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noun [countable] village pronunciation in British English /ˈvɪlɪdʒ/
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  1. 1
    a very small town in the countryside
    a Scottish fishing village
    1. a.
      the people who live in a village
      The whole village attended the meeting.
    2. b.
      [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


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