From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishvillagevil‧lage /ˈvɪlɪdʒ/ ●●● S1 W1 noun [countable] 1 a very small town in the countryside a little fishing villagevillage school/shop/church etc2 the villageCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + village small/little/tiny They come from a small village in Laos.pretty/picturesque There are many pretty villages nearby.remote (=one that is far away from larger towns)We need to get food aid to the more remote villages.quiet/sleepy (=one where there is not a lot of activity)Downham was a sleepy little village, with a road barely wide enough for one car.a fishing villageOnce a fishing village, this is now a friendly, lively international resort.a mountain/hilltop villageThe paths lead to picturesque mountain villages.village + NOUNthe village hall/school/shop/churchA meeting will be held at the village hall on Tuesday.the village green (=area of grass for everyone to use)a cricket match on the village greenvillage life (=all the activities in a village)She had always taken an active part in village life.
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villageShe left her village in the north of Thailand and went to live in Bangkok.Even at this size it completely outclassed most Rutland villages, quite two-thirds of which had populations of fewer than 150.There was the pretty girl from the village shop wearing an emerald-green dress more suited to a wedding.There are some nice little pubs in the villages round here.The death did not move the village.It didn't, and by the time she did reach the village it was fully dark - and pouring with rain.The village school was closed in 1948 and the children are taken by bus to other schools in the area.The village school, built in 1870, is now closed and used for the village hall.I saw these villages peeking out of the jungles and tangled hillsides all through the highlands.village school/shop/church etcShe attended only a teachers' institute, then taught in a village school.If that fails it will be the first village school to be closed by the county council in the last five years.He was educated at the village school in Fridaythorpe.To the right, on the narrow dusty lane, lay the village school behind a row of white palings.Everyone was hungry, but there was no food to be had for it had floated out of the village shop and away.Probably she went into the Fir Tree or the village shop to get change for those calls.The remarkable Black Virgin of Belloc has been transferred from her abandoned mountain sanctuary to the village church of Dorres.The village church, tucked away at the very end of a winding leafy lane, is dedicated to St Mary.
Origin village (1300-1400) Old French ville farm, village, from Latin villa; VILLA