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
After all she couldn't rusticate someone just on suspicion.
There, with his wife, Ella, and her parents, he took several weeks away from his dry labors to rusticate on the Lake Michigan shore.
This summer, I'll finally be able to rusticate in my acre of BSH (bourgeois suburban heaven) without apology or self-consciousness.
Georgie is sent to Castle Ronnoch in Scotland where she is told to rusticate; stay out of trouble; keep a divorcee away from the Prince of Wales who is staying at the castle while on a hunting trip; and by Scotland Yard to perform unpaid volunteered surveillance to insure no on stalks the royals.
The beef lobby helped rusticate the three-term senator, sending an unmistakable warning to anyone who would challenge the American diet, and in particular the big chunk of animal protein sitting in the middle of its plate.
Suzdal, the perfect place for a damaged man to rusticate.
*Although, with the aging demographics of the Baby Boomer generation, more and more people have disconnected their vacation schedule from the school year and rusticate here in September and October.
I returned home, and found my family on the eve of their departure for London; my long confinement had weakened me -- it was deemed inadvisable for me to encounter the bad air and fatigues of the metropolis, and I remained to rusticate.
Now I will soon be obsolete and retire to rusticate.
So both had decided to rusticate for a while as the wisest course — and along with Rex, they wanted Kenneth to join them at Stratton.