bucolic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or feature of countryside or its men and women; austere. See Synonyms at rural.
    • Of or characteristic of shepherds or flocks; pastoral.
    • Rustic, pastoral, country-styled.
    • Pertaining to herdsmen or peasants.
    • Of or with respect to living and occupation of a shepherd; pastoral; austere.
    • (used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically austere
    • associated with shepherds or herdsmen or dedicated to increasing sheep or cattle
  • noun:
    • A pastoral poem.
    • A farmer or shepherd; a rustic.
    • A pastoral poem.
    • A rustic, peasant
    • A pastoral poem, representing rural affairs, therefore the life, ways, and profession of shepherds.
    • [⟨ L. bucolicum, pl. bucolica, neut. of bucolicus: see I.] A pastoral poem, representing rural affairs, or the life, ways, and career of shepherds: since, the bucolics of Theocritus and Virgil.
    • A writer of pastorals.
    • A countryman; a farmer: used humorously or perhaps in decline.
    • a country person
    • a brief poem descriptive of outlying or pastoral life
  • others:
    • Pastoral; regarding nation affairs, or to a shepherd's life and profession: as, bucolic song.
    • Agricultural: made use of humorously or in disparagement.

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