from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To go to or live in the country.
- transitive v. To send to the country.
- transitive v. Chiefly British To suspend (a student) from a university.
- transitive v. To cut or shape (masonry blocks) so as to create a bold textured look, often by beveling the edges to form deep-set joints while leaving the central face rough-hewn or carved with various pointed or channeled patterns.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. (UK) To suspend or expel from a college or university.
- v. To construct in a manner so as to produce jagged or heavily textured surfaces.
- v. To compel to live in or to send to the countryside; to cause to become rustic.
- v. To go to reside in the country.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To go into or reside in the country; to ruralize.
- transitive v. To require or compel to reside in the country; to banish or send away temporarily; to impose rustication on.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To dwell or reside in the country.
- To send to the country; induce or (especially) compel to reside in the country; specifically, to suspend from studies at a college or university and send away for a time by way of punishment. See rustication.
- In masonry, to form into rustic work.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. give (stone) a rustic look
- v. lend a rustic character to
- v. suspend temporarily from college or university, in England
- v. send to the country
- v. live in the country and lead a rustic life
Latin rūsticārī, rūsticāt-, from rūsticus, rustic; see rustic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)