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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ru·ral /ˈrʊrəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ru·ral a.
 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.
 We turn
 To where the silver Thames first rural grows.   --Thomson.
 Lay bashfulness, that rustic virtue, by;
 To manly confidence thy throughts apply.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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"
             [ant: urban]
      2: relating to rural areas; "rural electrification"; "rural
         free delivery (RFD)"