Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “rural”

See all translations

rural

adjective uk   /ˈrʊə.rəl/ us    /ˈrʊr.əl/
B2 in, of, or like the countryside: The area is still very rural and undeveloped.
Compare
More examples
Translations of “rural”
in Korean 시골의…
in Arabic ريفي…
in French rural…
in Turkish kırsal, kıra ait, kırsal yaşama ilişkin…
in Italian rurale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鄉村的,農村的, 似鄉村的…
in Russian сельский, деревенский…
in Polish wiejski…
in Spanish rural…
in Portuguese rural…
in German ländlich…
in Catalan rural…
in Japanese 田舎の, 地方の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 乡村的,农村的, 似乡村的…
(Definition of rural from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of rural?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “rural” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lamb

a young sheep, or the flesh of a young sheep eaten as meat

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More