Burg definition

bûrg
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(informal) A city, town, or village, esp. one regarded as quiet, unexciting, etc.
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(North America) A city or town.

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A fortified or walled town in early or medieval Europe.
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(obs.) A fortified or walled town.
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Burg or borough.
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(historical) A fortified town in medieval Europe.
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(informal) A city or town.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
burg
Plural:
burgs

Origin of burg

  • Probably from -burg in place names such as Harrisburg from Middle English burgh town from Old English burg Sense 2, ultimately from Germanic burgs hill fort bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition