Definition of suburb in English:


Line breaks: sub¦urb
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌbəːb


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
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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.
outlying district, residential area, dormitory area/town, commuter belt, conurbation;
British garden suburb;
North American bedroom area;
rare exurb


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

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