Definition of suburb in English:


Syllabification: sub·urb
Pronunciation: /ˈsəbərb


An outlying district of a city, especially a residential one.
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  • The subjects come from a variety of backgrounds, from inner city ghettoes to upmarket suburbs.
  • It raises the aspirations of its pupils, both in the leafy suburbs and the inner city.
  • A good place to start is in San Angel, one of the city's most charming suburbs.
residential area, dormitory area, bedroom community, commuter shed, commuter belt, exurb; (suburbs)suburbia, the burbs


Middle English: from Old French suburbe or Latin suburbium, from sub- 'near to' + urbs, urb- 'city'.

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