[roo r-uh l] /ˈrʊər əl/
of, relating to, or characteristic of the country, country life, or country people; rustic:
living in the country:
the rural population.
of or relating to agriculture:
a person who lives in a rural area.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the country or country life
living in or accustomed to the country
of, relating to, or associated with farming
early 15c., from Old French rural (14c.), from Latin ruralis “of the countryside,” from rus (genitive ruris) “open land, country,” from PIE *reue- “to open; space” (see room (n.)).
In early examples, there is usually little or no difference between the meanings of rural and rustic, but in later use the tendency is to employ rural when the idea of locality (country scenes, etc.) is prominent, and rustic when there is a suggestion of the more primitive qualities or manners naturally attaching to country life. [OED]
[sey-luh-buh l] /ˈseɪ lə bəl/ adjective 1. subject to or suitable for ; readily : The books were sent back by the store in salable condition. /ˈseɪləbəl/ adjective 1. the US spelling of saleable
[seyl] /seɪl/ noun 1. the act of . 2. a quantity . 3. opportunity to ; demand: slow sale. 4. a special disposal of goods, as at reduced prices. 5. transfer of property for money or credit. 6. an auction. Idioms 7. for sale, offered to be sold; made available to purchasers. 8. on sale, […]
[sey-leen, -lahyn] /ˈseɪ lin, -laɪn/ adjective 1. of, containing, or resembling common table salt; salty or saltlike: a saline solution. 2. of or relating to a chemical salt, especially of sodium, potassium, magnesium, etc., as used as a cathartic. 3. of or relating to a method of abortion involving injection of hypertonic saline solution into […]
[sal-vij] /ˈsæl vɪdʒ/ noun 1. the act of a ship or its cargo from perils of the seas. 2. the property so . 3. compensation given to those who voluntarily a ship or its cargo. 4. the act of saving anything from fire, danger, etc. 5. the property saved from danger. 6. the value or […]