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Meaning of SUBURB

Pronunciation:  'suburb

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a residential district located on the outskirts of a city
 

SUBURB is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: suburban area, suburbia
 
 See Also: addition, community, faubourg, fringe, Orly, outskirt, residential area, residential district, stockbroker belt, Wimbledon

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sub"urb\, n. [L. suburbium; sub under, below, near +
urbs a city. See {Urban}.]
1. An outlying part of a city or town; a smaller place
   immediately adjacent to a city; in the plural, the region
   which is on the confines of any city or large town; as, a
   house stands in the suburbs; a garden situated in the
   suburbs of Paris. ``In the suburbs of a town.'' --Chaucer.

         [London] could hardly have contained less than
         thirty or forty thousand souls within its walls; and
         the suburbs were very populous.       --Hallam.

2. Hence, the confines; the outer part; the environment.
   ``The suburbs . . . of sorrow.'' --Jer. Taylor.

         The suburb of their straw-built citadel. --Milton.

{Suburb roister}, a rowdy; a loafer. [Obs.] --Milton.

 

 

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