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village

noun uk   /ˈvɪl.ɪdʒ/ us  
A1 [C] a group of houses and other buildings that is smaller than a town, usually in the countryside: a fishing village a mountain village a village shop a village green (= an area of grass in the middle of a village) Many people come from the outlying/surrounding villages to work in the town. [C usually singular, + sing/pl verb] all the people who live in a village: The village is/are campaigning for a by-pass to be built.
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in Korean 마을…
in Arabic قَرْية…
in French (du) village, village…
in Turkish köy…
in Italian villaggio, paese…
in Chinese (Traditional) 村莊, 村子, 全體村民…
in Russian деревня…
in Polish wieś, wioska…
in Spanish pueblo…
in Portuguese povoado, vila, lugarejo…
in German das Dorf, Dorf-……
in Catalan poble, llogarret…
in Japanese 村…
in Chinese (Simplified) 村庄, 村子, 全体村民…
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