(Australia, New Zealand) Any subdivision of a conurbation, not necessarily on the periphery.
(by extension) The outer part; the environment.
The usually residential region around a major city; the environs.
A usually residential area or community outlying a city.
Origin of suburb
Middle English suburbefrom Old French from Latin suburbiumsub-sub-urbsurb-city
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French suburbe, subburbe, from Latinsuburbium, from sub- + urbs (“city").
Suburb Sentence Examples
There is a suburb on the right bank of the stream.
To the north lies the populous suburb of St Mary Church.
Of these, the most important and most imposing is that of Kazemain, in the northern suburb of the western city.
The priory church, now the parish church of the suburb of Monkton, contains monuments of the families of Meyrick of Bush and Owen of Orielton.
On the main promontory, with Valletta, stands the suburb Floriana; Fort St Elmo, with a lighthouse, stands on the extremity of the promontory; the suburb Sliema lies on the point which encloses the Marsamuschetto harbour; Fort Ricasoli on the opposite point enclosing the east, Grand, or Great Harbour.