1. Of or pertaining to the country, as distinguished from a city or town; living in the country; suitable for, or resembling, the country; rustic; as, rural scenes; a rural prospect.
Here is a rural fellow; . . .
He brings you figs. --Shak.
2. Of or pertaining to agriculture; as, rural economy.
Rural dean. Eccl. See under Dean.
Rural deanery Eccl., the state, office, or residence, of a rural dean.
Syn: -- Rustic.
Usage: -- Rural, Rustic. Rural refers to the country itself; as, rural scenes, prospects, delights, etc. Rustic refers to the character, condition, taste, etc., of the original inhabitants of the country, who were generally uncultivated and rude; as, rustic manners; a rustic dress; a rustic bridge; rustic architecture, etc.
To where the silver Thames first rural grows. --Thomson.
Lay bashfulness, that rustic virtue, by;
To manly confidence thy throughts apply. --Dryden.
adj 1: living in or characteristic of farming or country life;
"rural people"; "large rural households"; "unpaved
rural roads"; "an economy that is basically rural"
2: relating to rural areas; "rural electrification"; "rural
free delivery (RFD)"