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out·skirt

 (out′skûrt′)
n. often outskirts
The part or region remote from a central district, as of a city or town: the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

outskirts

(ˈaʊtˌskɜːts)
pl n
(sometimes singular) outlying or bordering areas, districts, etc, as of a city
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outskirts - outlying areas (as of a city or town)outskirts - outlying areas (as of a city or town); "they lived on the outskirts of Houston"; "they mingled in the outskirts of the crowd"
section - a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people; "no section of the nation is more ardent than the South"; "there are three synagogues in the Jewish section"

outskirts

plural noun edge, borders, boundary, suburbs, fringe, perimeter, vicinity, periphery, suburbia, environs, purlieus, faubourgs The house is on the outskirts of New York.
Translations
ضَوَاحٍضَواحي، أطْراف
předměstí
udkant
laitaosat
predgrađe
útjaîar
郊外
변두리
priemiestis
nomalepriekšpilsēta
obrobje
ytterområden
ชานเมือง
eteklerindekent dışıvaroş
vùng ngoại ô

outskirts

[ˈaʊtskɜːts] NPL [of town] → afueras fpl, alrededores mpl; [of wood] → cercanías fpl

outskirts

[ˈaʊtskɜːrts] nplpériphérie f
on the outskirts of → à la périphérie de
on the outskirts of the town → à la périphérie de la ville

outskirts

[ˈaʊtˌskɜːts] npl (of town) → sobborghi mpl, periferia fsg; (of wood) → limitare msg, margine msg

outskirts

(ˈautskəːts) noun plural
the outer parts or area, especially of a town. I live on the outskirts of London.

outskirts

ضَوَاحٍ předměstí udkant Stadtrand περίχωρα afueras laitaosat environs predgrađe periferia 郊外 변두리 buitenwijken utkant krańce arredores окраина ytterområden ชานเมือง eteklerinde vùng ngoại ô 市郊
References in classic literature ?
Jo pointed, and Laurie sat up to examine, for through an opening in the wood one could look cross the wide, blue river, the meadows on the other side, far over the outskirts of the great city, to the green hills that rose to meet the sky.
FROM this intense consciousness of being the object of severe and universal observation, the wearer of the scarlet letter was at length relieved, by discerning, on the outskirts of the crowd, a figure which irresistibly took possession of her thoughts.
As is customary in those cases, the boats at once separated, each making for some one lone whale on the outskirts of the shoal.
The Bridewell grounds were on the outskirts of the city and the country around them was unsettled and wild-- on one side was the big drainage canal, and on the other a maze of railroad tracks, and so the wind had full sweep.
She stopped in the outskirts of the town, where she had noticed trunks for sale, and purchased a handsome one.
And everybody we met, going down the hill and through the village was respectful to us, except some shabby little boys on the outskirts.
We pointed our course toward it, down a verdant slope which was adorned with fringed gentians and other flowers, and presently entered the narrow alleys of the outskirts and waded toward the middle of the town through liquid "fertilizer.
I had always lived with my grandmother on the outskirts of the plantation, where she was put to raise the children of the younger women.
The murmuring of many voices, the upturning of many faces, the pressing on of many footsteps in the outskirts of the crowd, so that it swells forward in a mass, like one great heave of water, all flashes away.
Not that it was one of those barren parishes lying on the outskirts of civilization--inhabited by meagre sheep and thinly-scattered shepherds: on the contrary, it lay in the rich central plain of what we are pleased to call Merry England, and held farms which, speaking from a spiritual point of view, paid highly-desirable tithes.
The nocturnal adventures of Gurth were not yet concluded; indeed he himself became partly of that mind, when, after passing one or two straggling houses which stood in the outskirts of the village, he found himself in a deep lane, running between two banks overgrown with hazel and holly, while here and there a dwarf oak flung its arms altogether across the path.
I wandered about for a whole month without knowing where I was going, till at length I found myself on the outskirts of a beautiful city, watered by winding streams, which enjoyed an eternal spring.