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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 ?
Of course, those who were stationed nearest to the head of the line, where they could most see and be seen, and have the first blow at him, paid the highest prices for their places; and the few straggling inhabitants in the outskirts, where long gaps in the line began to occur, and the traveller could get over walls or turn aside into cow-paths, and so escape, paid a very slight ground or window tax.
The infantry regiments that had been caught unawares in the outskirts of the wood ran out of it, the different companies getting mixed, and retreated as a disorderly crowd.
She had reached the outskirts of the city when she found the road blocked by a great drove of cattle, driven by a half-dozen wild-looking herdsmen from the plains.
My room is a wretched, horrid one in the outskirts of the town.
The excitement of the last few strokes was barely over before they sprang upon the beach and were surrounded by a little crowd, on the outskirts of whom was Oom Sam.
At last, when the ship drew near to the outskirts, as it were, of the Equatorial fishing-ground, and in the deep darkness that goes before the dawn, was sailing by a cluster of rocky islets; the watch --then headed by Flask --was startled by a cry so plaintively wild and unearthly --like half-articulated wailings of the ghosts of all Herod's murdered Innocents --that one and all, they started from their reveries, and for the space of some moments stood, or sat, or leaned all transfixedly listening, like the carved Roman slave, while that wild cry remained within hearing.
The place of execution was a high hill, on the outskirts of Salem; so that many of the sufferers, as they stood beneath the gallows, could discern their own habitations in the town.
The most lamentable tale of disasters, however, that Captain Bonneville had to hear, was from a partisan, whom he had detached in the preceding year, with twenty men, to hunt through the outskirts of the Crow country, and on the tributary streams of the Yellowstone; whence he was to proceed and join him in his winter quarters on Salmon River.
Hunt pursued his course along the skirts of the mountain, in a southern direction, seeking for some practicable defile by which he might pass through it; none such presented, however, in the course of fifteen miles, and he encamped on a small stream, still on the outskirts.
Once returned from the abysms of the utter North to that little house upon the outskirts of Meudon, it was not the philosopher, the daring observer, the man of iron energy that imposed himself on his family, but a fat and even plaintive jester, a farceur incarnate and kindly, the co-equal of his children, and, it must be written, not seldom the comic despair of Madame Lavalle, who, as she writes five years after the marriage, to her venerable mother, found "in this unequalled intellect whose name I bear the abandon of a large and very untidy boy.
Clare would not accept the loan of the farmer's vehicle for a further distance than to the outskirts of the Vale, and, sending it back with the man who had driven him, he put up at an inn, and next day entered on foot the region wherein was the spot of his dear Tess's birth.
Dozing in the shade he saw several men, while at the extreme outskirts of the clearing he occasionally caught glimpses of armed warriors apparently guarding the village against surprise from an attacking enemy.