Definition of Suburb

1. Noun. A residential district located on the outskirts of a city.

Exact synonyms: Suburban Area, Suburbia
Generic synonyms: Community, Residential Area, Residential District
Specialized synonyms: Addition, Bedroom Community, Faubourg, Stockbroker Belt
Group relationships: Fringe, Outskirt
Specialized synonyms: Wimbledon, Clichy, Clichy-la-garenne, Orly, Sun City
Derivative terms: Suburban



Definition of Suburb

1. n. 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.

Definition of Suburb

1. Noun. the area on the periphery of a city or large town that falls between being truly part of the city, but is not countryside either. ¹

2. Noun. (Australian and New Zealand English) any subdivision of a conurbation, not necessarily on the periphery. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Suburb

1. a residential area adjacent to a city [n -S] : SUBURBED [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Suburb

subucula
subuculas
subulate
subuliform
subumbonal
subumbonate
subumbrella
subumbrellas
subungal
subungual
subungulate
subungulates
subunit
subunitary
subunits
suburb (current term)
suburban
suburban area
suburbanise
suburbanised
suburbanises
suburbanising
suburbanite
suburbanites
suburbanization
suburbanize
suburbanized
suburbanizes
suburbanizing
suburbans

Literary usage of Suburb

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1. Calendar of Patent Rolls, Preserved in the Public Record Office by Great Britain Public Record Office (1907)
"18d. of rent out of cottages late of Alice la Cok in the same street and suburb, ... in the same suburb, by Adam de Gardino 12i/. of rent out of a tenement ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1901)
"Cancer, therefore, caused 1 out of every 9 deaths in the suburb Kalau as against 1 out of 25 to 30 in the entire town, whereas no cases at all occurred in ..."

3. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France, from the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1842)
"... of defence—Terrible nature of the contest—Convent of Jesus taken on the side of the suburb—Attack of the suburb repulsed—Convent of Francisco taken—Mine ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"This life of mortal breath Is but a suburb of the life ... This outlying part, which contains two churches, may pass as a suburb, a Peraia. ..."

5. Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia: A Study of Historical Biography by Eugene Schuyler (1884)
"PETER'S FRIENDS AND LIFE IN THE GERMAN suburb. WITH very many inhabitants of the German suburb Peter had already made acquaintance at Preobrazhensky, ..."

6. The Universities of Europe in the Middle Ages by Hastings Rashdall (1895)
"suburb, jn i2#8 disputes ... to resist the jurisdiction of the Chancellor, not indeed in the town itself but in its suburb outside the North gate. ..."

7. The Parliamentary Debates by Great Britain Parliament (1906)
"Hampstead Garden suburb Bill,— " to confer powers upon the Hampstead Garden suburb Trust, Limited, for the purpose of enabling that company to> develop and ..."

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