Definition of burg in English:

burg

Syllabification: burg
Pronunciation: /bərg
 
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noun

  • 1An ancient or medieval fortress or walled town.
    [from late Latin burgus (see burgess)]
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    • 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]
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    • 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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