Suburb definition

sŭbûrb
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A usually residential district or separately incorporated city or town, on or near the outskirts of a larger city.
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A region made up of such districts.
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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.

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The area on the periphery of a city or large town.
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(Australia, New Zealand) Any subdivision of a conurbation, not necessarily on the periphery.
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(by extension) The outer part; the environment.
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The usually residential region around a major city; the environs.
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A usually residential area or community outlying a city.
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Origin of suburb

  • Middle English suburbe from Old French from Latin suburbium sub- sub- urbs urb- city

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

  • From Old French suburbe, subburbe, from Latin suburbium, from sub- + urbs (“city").

    From Wiktionary