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burg

 (bûrg)
n.
1. Informal A city or town: "There are no more opportunities for you in this burg" (Damon Runyon).
2. A fortified or walled town in early or medieval Europe.

[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; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots.]

burg

(bɜːɡ)
n
1. (Historical Terms) history a fortified town
2. informal US a town or city
[C18 (in the sense: fortress): from Old High German burg fortified town; see borough]

burg

(bɜrg)

n.
1. Informal. a small, quiet city or town.
2. a fortified town.
[1745–55; variant of burgh]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burg - colloquial American term for a townburg - colloquial American term for a town; "I've lived in this burg all my life"
town - an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city; "they drive through town on their way to work"

burg

noun
Informal. A large and important town:
Informal: town.
Translations

burg

[bɜːg] N (US) (often hum, pej) (= town) → burgo m
References in classic literature ?
Wines- burg was proud of the hands of Wing Biddlebaum in the same spirit in which it was proud of Banker White's new stone house and Wesley Moyer's bay stallion, Tony Tip, that had won the two-fifteen trot at the fall races in Cleveland.
He had an aunt in Wines- burg, a black-toothed old woman who raised chick- ens, and with her he lived until she died.
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott," they chanted in deep, strong tones, with an immense moral uplifting.
On Sunday the work ceased for half an hour, and the Prince preached on faith and God's friendship for David, and afterwards they all sang: "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott.
It's a nice old burg, they tell me, and has the finest natural park in the world.
If you win you lose, and there'll sure be some several unexpected funerals around this burg.
I guess we got a celebration comin', seein' as we're going to pull up stakes an' pull our freight from the old burg.
From a bird's-eye view, these three burgs, the City, the Town, and the University, each presented to the eye an inextricable skein of eccentrically tangled streets.
The appointments include Greg Burg as director of client solutions, David Richter as director of marketing, and Holly Stump as director of business development.
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