Village

Definitions

  • Part of the Modern Village Of Karnak, to The West Of the Temple of ApÎt
    Part of the Modern Village Of Karnak, to The West Of the Temple of ApÎt
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n village a community of people smaller than a town
    • n village a settlement smaller than a town
    • n Village a mainly residential district of Manhattan; `the Village' became a home for many writers and artists in the 20th century
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Additional illustrations & photos:

a View in the FayÛm In The Neighbourhood of The Village of FidemÎn a View in the FayÛm In The Neighbourhood of The Village of FidemÎn
The Village Street, Ripley The Village Street, Ripley
The Village Cage, Lingfield The Village Cage, Lingfield
The children watch the toy village burning The children watch the toy village burning
Madelon of the village Madelon of the village
Village of Beauport Village of Beauport
Village Constable Village Constable
"Oh, wall, have your own way," sez he, and we wandered into the German Village "Oh, wall, have your own way," sez he, and we wandered into the German Village

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Canada is an Indian word meaning "village" or "settlement."
    • n Village A small assemblage of houses in the country, less than a town or city.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Canada actually comes from the word 'Kanata', a Huron or Iroquois word for village, and Canada is a 'big village'.
    • n village A small assemblage of houses, less than a town or city, and larger than a hamlet. In many of the United States the incorporated village exists as the least populous kind of corporate municipality. Its boundaries are usually not identical with those of any primary division of the county, but include only the space occupied by houses adjoining or nearly adjoining.
    • n village In law, sometimes a manor; sometimes a whole parish or subdivision of it; most commonly an outpart of a parish, consisting of a few houses separate from the rest.
    • village Of, pertaining to, or belonging to a village; characteristic of a village; hence, rustic; countrified.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Kirkland, Illinois, law forbids bees to fly over the village or through any of its streets.
    • Village any small assemblage of houses, less than a town: :
    • Village (orig.) a number of houses inhabited by persons near the residence of a proprietor or farmer
    • Village (law) a manor, a parish or the outlying part of a parish
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Quotations

  • Julius Caesar
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    “I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome.”
  • Marshall Mcluhan
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    “The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village.”
  • Denis E. Brogan
    Denis E. Brogan
    “Any established village; could afford a town drunkard, a town atheist, and a few Democrats.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
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    “If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know, and not be known, live in a city.”

Idioms

It takes a village to raise a child - It takes many people to teach a child all that he or she should know.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. villaticus, belonging to a country house or villa. See Villa, and cf. Villatic
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. ville (Fr. ville)—L. villa, a country-house, prob. reduced from vicla, dim. of vicus, a village; Gr. oikos, a house.

Usage

In literature:

One night some of the villagers came to ask me to come down into the village and help them in a difficulty.
"India and the Indians" by Edward F. Elwin
Village after village followed in this also the example of the Mission House.
"The Story of John G. Paton" by James Paton
There's a big Sioux village two or three days' journey farther on, and it's a certainty that their ponies are headed straight for it.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
Further on, there is the village of Loretto where hundreds of years ago the first mission to the Indians was established in Canada.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
The villages were close together, and all went visiting in other villages.
"Eskimo Folktales" by Unknown
Brother de Lamberville thinks it important that word should go to all those who are now labouring in the Iroquois villages.
"The Road to Frontenac" by Samuel Merwin
He had become a small, dark spot against the white at the edge of the village.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
The village of Elmbrook had the finest situation for seeing what its neighbors were about of any place in the Province of Ontario.
"Treasure Valley" by Marian Keith
The two young people had met outside the church after Benediction, they had strolled down as far as the Maros and back again into the village.
"A Bride of the Plains" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
We, on the other hand, took village after village, and everywhere made prisoners.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
At the village of Seniawa and in the same region near the village of Seublino there was a warm engagement.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
On the same date the French took the village of Deniecourt, making the third village captured by them in two days.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
Then we heard a rumour that a girl from the Lake Village had been seen by some of our Christians in a wood near a village five miles distant.
"Things as They Are" by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
But the village grew smaller, for the times were troubled, and the village was far away in the forest.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
In the Wirral or Western Cheshire are several attractive villages.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
However, the rest of the village was all against him.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
He then warned us that we could not cross the Marne, which ran through the village, because the bridges were all down.
"The Note-Book of an Attache" by Eric Fisher Wood
Aren't there some villages near here, Captain?
"The Blind Lion of the Congo" by Elliott Whitney
In the still, snowy night, the raillery and laughter of the party were heard from end to end of the village.
"Black Forest Village Stories" by Berthold Auerbach
What two great prophets are associated with the village of Shunem, and how?
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
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In poetry:

In some sweet village of the dead
I'd like to sleep,
Where flowers may deck my little bed,
Where angels creep.
"Ajax' Monument" by Frank Barbour Coffin
And the darkness is falling,
sweet and great and peaceful,
among the distant murmurs
of the little villages ...
"The Street Is Waiting For The Night..." by Juan Ramon Jimenez
I was but a simple maiden
Village born and village bred
And when this crown of gladness
Dropped down upon my head
"First Love" by Nora Pembroke
DR.D. All the village now have mated,
All are happy as can be—
I to live alone am fated:
No one's left to marry me!
"The Sorcerer: Act II" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Can I forget the sweet days that have been,
The villages so green I have been in;
Llantarnam, Magor, Malpas, and Llanwern,
Liswery, old Caerleon, and Alteryn?
"Days that have Been" by William H Davies
Ah, when I see a leafy village now
I sigh and ask it for Llantarnam's green;
I ask each river where is Ebbw's voice--
In memory of the sweet days that have been.
"Days that have Been" by William H Davies

In news:

Production at Beech -Nut's facility in the village ended Friday afternoon, bringing to a close an 80-year presence in the village.
Village resident Jonas Bender was honored at yesterday's Village Council meeting, when Yellow Springs Mayor David Foubert declared Monday, Oct 1, 2012, Jonas Bender Day.
In the Village of Maybee are the top local road improvements eyed this year for the village if funds become available.
A blood donation to save a villager builds a bonding friendship between rival Muslim and Hindu villagers in Pakistan the Star's Rick Westhead reports.
WATERBURY — Village trustees could hire a facilitator to improve issues with the village police department.
You might be surprised how much better off the village is this time next year if you put the good of the village first.
HIGHLAND VILLAGE, Texas—Courtland native Catherine Della Buck Mason, 93, died Saturday, Dec 1, 2012, in Highland Village, Texas.
MOUNTAIN VILLAGE – The Telluride Ski and Golf Co. Might get into the business of conference center management, with Mountain Village Town Council's vote Friday to assign management of the Telluride Conference Center to TSG.
Abdalla said he and others in the village came up with the idea of developing a park dedicated to veterans in front of the village building.
Village Homes received the Homebuilders Association of Denver's 2012 "Community of the Year" award for its Village of Five Parks development in Arvada.
It has been around since the late 1700s, and is known as the Peppermint Village, but last night a small group of residents voted to dissolve the Village of Lyons.
A vote on whether or not to dissolve the village and merge with the Town of Erwin has been set for noon-9 pm at Village Hall.
Griffin Knight lives in Auburn University's Village, but she could very well be in New York's West Village.
Visitors can experience a turn-of-the-century "Christmas in the Village" at Dakota City Heritage Village in Farmington .
The Hillman Village Council approved two bids during its Tuesday evening meeting, both were accepted for village maintenance and safety issues.
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In science:

Plan of the Chelsea village in Manhattan and the matrix plot of its nodal domains (b).
Random Walks Along the Streets and Canals in Compact Cities: Spectral analysis, Dynamical Modularity, Information, and Statistical Mechanics
For our exercises we make use of Banerjee et al. (2012) data-set consisting of networks in 75 Indian villages.
Tractable and Consistent Random Graph Models
For every village, for each type of network (risk-sharing or friendship), we estimate each of two network formation models.
Tractable and Consistent Random Graph Models
The first network formation model is a simple sparse SUGM with triangles, links, and geographic covariates (a dummy for being within the median distance in the village).
Tractable and Consistent Random Graph Models
Given our estimated parameters for the village network, from each model generate 100 draws from the SUGM model and the homophily model.
Tractable and Consistent Random Graph Models
We show that networks simulated from our estimated parameter values according to the sparse SUGM better display the structural properties exhibited by the empirical Indian village networks than those simulated from a homophily-based model.
Tractable and Consistent Random Graph Models
For the purposes of our analysis, we use all 75 Indian villages and construct networks at the household level.
Tractable and Consistent Random Graph Models
In columns 1-2 we consider either the favor graph or the social graph and construct the share of links in a village that are supported (members of a triangle).
Tractable and Consistent Random Graph Models
We then compute the mean and standard error across the 75 independent villages.
Tractable and Consistent Random Graph Models
Again we present the mean and standard error across the 75 villages.
Tractable and Consistent Random Graph Models
Again we present the mean and standard error across the 75 villages.
Tractable and Consistent Random Graph Models
Searching the village: models and methods for social search.
Random-walk domination in large graphs: problem definitions and fast solutions
From 1-4 June 2000 approximately twenty HEP experimentalists and theorists met at Amirim, a small vegan village in Northern Israel, to discuss the question “Has HERA reached a new QCD regime (at small x) ?”.
The dipole picture of small x physics (a summary of the Amirim meeting)
The numerous conferences, electronic archives and tele-conferences generate a ‘global village of thinkers’.
Conference Summary: Astronomy Perspective of Astro-Statistics
Roberts & Company Publishers, Greenwood Village, Colorado. G. R.
Evolutionary game dynamics in phenotype space
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