An outlying district of a city, especially a residential one: a highly respectable suburb of Chicago a working-class suburb life is much better in the suburbs
More example sentences
- 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.
Middle English: from Old French suburbe or Latin suburbium, from sub- 'near to' + urbs, urb- 'city'.