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sub·urb

 (sŭb′ûrb′)
n.
1. A usually residential area or community outlying a city.
2. suburbs The usually residential region around a major city; the environs.

[Middle English suburbe, from Old French, from Latin suburbium : sub-, sub- + urbs, urb-, city; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

suburb

(ˈsʌbɜːb)
n
(Human Geography) a residential district situated on the outskirts of a city or town
[C14: from Latin suburbium, from sub- close to + urbs a city]
ˈsuburbed adj

sub•urb

(ˈsʌb ɜrb)

n.
1. a district lying immediately outside a city or town, esp. a smaller residential community.
2. the suburbs, the area composed of such districts.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin suburbium=sub- sub- + urb(s) city + -ium -ium1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suburb - a residential district located on the outskirts of a citysuburb - a residential district located on the outskirts of a city
residential area, residential district, community - a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
addition - a suburban area laid out in streets and lots for a future residential area
bedroom community - a community where many commuters live
faubourg - a New Orleans district lying outside the original city limits; used in combination with the names of various quarters of the city; "in Faubourg Sainte-Marie"
stockbroker belt - a wealthy residential suburb
outskirt, fringe - a part of the city far removed from the center; "they built a factory on the outskirts of the city"

suburb

noun residential area, neighbourhood, outskirts, precincts, suburbia, environs, purlieus, dormitory area (Brit.), faubourgs a suburb of Manchester

suburb

noun
The periphery of a city or town.Used in plural:
edge, environs, fringe, outskirt (often used in plural), skirt (used in plural).
Translations
ضَاحِيَةضاحِيَه
předměstí
forstad
esikaupunki
predgrađe
úthverfi
近郊郊外
교외
priemiesčiai
priekšpilsēta
predmestje
förort
ชานเมือง
ngoại ô

suburb

[ˈsʌbɜːb] N
1. (affluent) a London suburbuna zona residencial de las afueras de Londres
I live in the suburbsvivo en una zona residencial de las afueras (de la ciudad)
new suburbbarrio m nuevo, ensanche m
2. (poor) → suburbio m
one of the city's poorer suburbsuno de los suburbios más pobres de la ciudad

suburb

[ˈsʌbɜːrb] nbanlieue f
a suburb of Paris → une banlieue de Paris
the suburbs → la banlieue
They live in the suburbs → Ils habitent en banlieue.

suburb

nVorort m; in the suburbsam Stadtrand

suburb

[ˈsʌbɜːb] nsobborgo
to live in the suburbs → vivere in periferia

suburb

(ˈsabəːb) noun
(often in plural) an area of houses on the outskirts of a city, town etc. Edgbaston is a suburb of Birmingham; They decided to move out to the suburbs.
suˈburban adjective
of suburbs. suburban housing.
suˈburbia (-biə) noun
the suburbs.

suburb

ضَاحِيَة předměstí forstad Vorort προάστιο barrio residencial esikaupunki banlieue predgrađe sobborgo 郊外 교외 voorstad forstad przedmieście subúrbio пригород förort ชานเมือง banliyö ngoại ô 郊区
References in classic literature ?
He took his seat beside the aide-de-camp on duty and drove into the suburb.
But as the artist lived in a remote suburb, it was decided to take the carriage.
Alicia, by my advice, engaged a modest lodging in a suburb of Barkingham.
A long suburb of red brick houses--some with patches of garden-ground, where coal-dust and factory smoke darkened the shrinking leaves, and coarse rank flowers, and where the struggling vegetation sickened and sank under the hot breath of kiln and furnace, making them by its presence seem yet more blighting and unwholesome than in the town itself--a long, flat, straggling suburb passed, they came, by slow degrees, upon a cheerless region, where not a blade of grass was seen to grow, where not a bud put forth its promise in the spring, where nothing green could live but on the surface of the stagnant pools, which here and there lay idly sweltering by the black road-side.
Beginning in Boston, they were continued in a Boston suburb, on the shores of Lake George, in a Western New York health resort, in Buffalo, in Nahant; once, twice, and thrice in New York, with reversions to Boston, and summer excursions to the hills and waters of New England, until it seemed that their author had at last said his say, and he voluntarily lapsed into silence with the applause of friends and enemies alike.
As to Henry C-, the next in age and wisdom of our band, he had broken loose from the unyielding rigidity of his family, solidly rooted, if I remember rightly, in a well-to-do London suburb.
The latter, whose name was Leonard Crane, came straight from a crude and almost cockney office of builders and house agents in the neighboring suburb, sunning itself at the end of a new row of jerry-built houses with plans in very bright colors and notices in very large letters.
In the venerable suburb--it was a suburb once--of Clerkenwell, towards that part of its confines which is nearest to the Charter House, and in one of those cool, shady Streets, of which a few, widely scattered and dispersed, yet remain in such old parts of the metropolis,--each tenement quietly vegetating like an ancient citizen who long ago retired from business, and dozing on in its infirmity until in course of time it tumbles down, and is replaced by some extravagant young heir, flaunting in stucco and ornamental work, and all the vanities of modern days,--in this quarter, and in a street of this description, the business of the present chapter lies.
Athos walked in the direction indicated, and reached the suburb situated at the opposite extremity of the city from that by which he and his friends had entered it.
One evening, as he wandered through the suburbs with his whole attention fixed on the sky, he fell accidentally into a deep well.
Holt's dwelling in one of the suburbs of Chicago had been destroyed by fire.
The side kept hidden from the general notice, exhibited this same gentleman in the totally different character of a man of pleasure, with a villa in the suburbs which was not taken in his own name, and with a lady in the villa, who was not taken in his own name, either.