Pronunciation: (roor'ul), [key]
1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the country, country life, or country people; rustic: rural tranquillity.
2. living in the country: the rural population.
3. of or pertaining to agriculture: rural economy.
a person who lives in a rural area.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.