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noun [countable] village pronunciation in British English /ˈvɪlɪdʒ/ 
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singularvillage
pluralvillages
  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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