The definition of a suburb is an area of homes outside of a city.
An example of a suburb is a series of gated communities outside of a large city.
- a usually residential district or separately incorporated city or town, on or near the outskirts of a larger city
- [pl.] a region made up of such districts: with the
Origin of suburbMiddle English from Classical Latin suburbium from sub-, under, near + urbs (gen. urbis), town
- A usually residential area or community outlying a city.
- suburbs The usually residential region around a major city; the environs.
Origin of suburbMiddle English suburbe from Old French from Latin suburbium sub- sub- urbs urb- city ; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.