What is Village?

  • (noun): A settlement smaller than a town.
    Synonyms: hamlet
    See also — Additional definitions below

Village

A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet with the population ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand (sometimes tens of thousands). Though often located in rural areas, the term urban village is also applied to certain urban neighbourhoods, such as the East Village in Manhattan, New York City and the Saifi Village in Beirut, Lebanon, as well as Hampstead Village in the London conurbation. Villages are normally permanent, with fixed dwellings; however, transient villages can occur. Further, the dwellings of a village are fairly close to one another, not scattered broadly over the landscape, as a dispersed settlement.

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Village - North America - United States
... Incorporated villages See also Administrative divisions of New York#Village and Village (Oregon) In twenty U.S ... states, the term "village" refers to a specific form of incorporated municipal government, similar to a city but with less authority and geographic scope ... However, this is a generality in many states, there are villages that are an order of magnitude larger than the smallest cities in the state ...
Quarndon
... Quarndon is a linear village in the English county of Derbyshire ... a little ragged, but noted village, where there is a famous chalybeat spring, to which abundance of people go in the season to drink the water, as also a cold ... amateur dramatics society which has been performing plays in the village hall since 1941 ...
Kronenwetter, Wisconsin - Education
... The village is served by two public school districts the D.C ... District, serving students in the northern half of the village, and the Mosinee School District, serving students in the southern half of the village ...
Inverness, Illinois - History
... In 1962, Inverness was incorporated as a Village to be governed by a President and Board of Trustees ... The first meeting of the Village board was July 5, 1962 and was held at the Field House, which was then at the western edge of the Village ... In the spring of 1977 the Village Hall was relocated to a 100-year old farmhouse on Palatine Road ...
Indian Head Park, Illinois
... Indian Head Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois slightly north of the intersection of Interstate 294 and Interstate 55 ... The village is south of Western Springs, north of Burr Ridge, and west of Countryside ... The village's ZIP code is 60525 (LaGrange) ...

More definitions of "Village":

  • (noun): A mainly residential district of Manhattan; 'the Village' became a home for many writers and artists in the 20th century.
    Synonyms: Greenwich Village

Famous quotes containing the word village:

    Our village life would stagnate if it were not for the unexplored forests and meadows which surround it.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Zhivago: It seems you bombed the wrong village.
    Strelnikov: They always say that. And what does it matter? A village betrays us, a village is burned. The point made.
    Zhivago: Your point. Their village.
    Robert Bolt (1924–1995)

    You’re an idealist, and I pity you as I would the village idiot.
    Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928)