- 1An ancient or medieval fortress or walled town.[from late Latin burgus (see burgess)]More example sentences
- Archeologists & geologists now believe the ancient burgs of Sodom & Gomorrah were destroyed by earthquake-induced fires - and not, as science has long held, by the wrath of an angry god.
- Kate looked once more at the dead soldiers, at the burg wall beyond, and sorrowfully turned to follow.
- The Old English (Anglo-Saxon) terms burg, burh, and byrig were used originally for fortified places, including villages and royal halls.
- 1.1North American • informal A town or city.[ mid 19th century: from German Burg 'castle, city'; related to borough]More example sentences
- From Shreveport to Ferriday and all points in between, along the backwater burgs and the big city haunts, the myth of the Big Easy is examined in this exhaustive overview.
- For two hours or so, 17-year-olds become as important as city council members in burgs like Mechanicsburg, Pa.
- About a dozen baseball-themed museums beckon visitors to big-league cities and out-of-the-way burgs.
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