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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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