Group of rural households linked together by custom, culture, and family ties, usually surviving by harvesting local natural resources for food, fuel, and other basic needs. Compare city. See rural area, urban area.
To dream that you are in a village, denotes that you will enjoy good health and find yourself fortunately provided for. To revisit the village home of your youth, denotes that you will have pleasant surprises in store and favorable news from absent friends. If the village looks dilapidated, or the dream indistinct, it foretells that trouble and sadness will soon come to you.
A type of incorporated place in 20 states and American Samoa. The Census Bureau treats all villages in New Jersey, South Dakota, and Wisconsin and some villages in Ohio as county subdivisions. Related term: County subdivision, Incorporated place
A village in the U.S. state of Oregon is a model of local governance that as of 2006 only exists in Clackamas County. Like villages elsewhere, it is a subnational entity; like New York's villages, the definition is unique to a state (at the moment, to one county in a state).
The word village has many meanings relating to local government in the United States. Since the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution makes local government for the most part a matter for the states rather than the federal government, the states are free to have political subdivisions called "villages," or not to do so, and to define the word in many different ways. Typically, a village is a type of municipality, although it can also be a special district or an unincorporated area, which may or may not be recognized for governmental purposes.
replaced production brigades from 1982 to 1985 as the lowest-level semiofficial government entity. They provide bureaucratic coordination and welfare payments and settle disputes. Party branches are usually organized at the village level.