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sub·ur·ban

 (sə-bûr′bən)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a suburb.
2. Located or residing in a suburb.
3. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the culture, customs, and manners typical of life in the suburbs.
n.
A suburbanite.

suburban

(səˈbɜːbən)
adj
1. (Human Geography) of, relating to, situated in, or inhabiting a suburb or the suburbs
2. (Human Geography) characteristic of or typifying a suburb or the suburbs
3. censorious narrow or unadventurous in outlook
n
(Sociology) another word for suburbanite

sub•ur•ban

(səˈbɜr bən)

adj.
1. pertaining to, inhabiting, or being in a suburb.
2. characteristic of a suburb or suburbs.
n.
3. a suburbanite.
4. a short overcoat for casual wear.
[1615–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.suburban - relating to or characteristic of or situated in suburbs; "suburban population"

suburban

adjective
1. residential, commuter, dormitory a comfortable suburban area
2. conventional, boring, conservative, dull, ordinary, small-town, bourgeois, parochial ghastly good taste and suburban gentility
Translations
předměstský
forstads-
esikaupunki-
prigradski
külvárosi
úthverfa-
郊外の
교외의
predmesten
förortsaktig
นอกเมือง
banliyöbanliyöye ait
thuộc ngoại ô

suburban

[səˈbɜːbən] ADJ
1. (lit) people who live in suburban areasla gente que vive en las zonas residenciales de las afueras de una ciudad
he was born in suburban Londonnació en una zona residencial de las afueras de Londres
suburban traintren m de cercanías
2. (= middle-class) [lifestyle, values, housewife, family] → de clase media

suburban

[səˈbɜːrbən] adj
[home, street] → de banlieue; [area, life] → en banlieue
a suburban train → un train de banlieue
(= dull and conventional) → banlieusard(e)

suburban

adj area, communityvorstädtisch; (pej)spießig, kleinbürgerlich; the area is becoming increasingly suburbandie Gegend nimmt immer mehr vorstädtischen Charakter an; suburban line (Rail) → Vorortbahn f; suburban streetVorortstraße f; in suburban Londonin Londons Vorstädten; suburban sprawlVorstädte pl

suburban

[səˈbɜːbn] adjsuburbano/a, periferico/a

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.

suburban

نِسْبَةٌ إِلى الضَّاحِيَة předměstský forstads- vorstädtisch προαστιακός suburbano esikaupunki- de banlieue prigradski suburbano 郊外の 교외의 voorstedelijk forstads- podmiejski suburbano пригородный förortsaktig นอกเมือง banliyö thuộc ngoại ô 郊外的
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Nor is it, altogether, the remembrance of her cathedral-toppling earthquakes; nor the stampedoes of her frantic seas: nor the tearlessness of arid skies that never rain; nor the sight of her wide field of leaning spires, wrenched cope-stones, and crosses all adroop (like canted yards of anchored fleets); and her suburban avenues of house-walls lying over upon each other, as a tossed pack of cards; --it is not these things alone which make tearless Lima, the strangest, saddest city thou can'st see.
The fire burned sluggishly in the narrow little grate; the view of the wet houses and soaking gardens opposite was darkening fast; and the bell of the suburban muffin-boy tinkled in the distance drearily.
As we went further, we met fewer and fewer people, till at last we were somewhat surprised when we met even the patrol of horse police going their usual suburban round.
Every minute a fresh gun came into position until, before twilight, every copse, every row of suburban villas on the hilly slopes about Kingston and Richmond, masked an expectant black muzzle.
cried Planchet, as soon as he had lost sight of his master; and in such haste was he to warm himself that he went straight to a house set out with all the attributes of a suburban tavern, and knocked at the door.
But then no artist expects grace from the vulgar mind, or style from the suburban intellect.
Unconsciously I steered my course towards the country; I had got into Grove-street, and began to feel the pleasure of seeing dim trees at the extremity, round a suburban house, when a person leaning over the iron gate of one of the small gardens which front the neat dwelling-houses in this street, addressed me as I was hurrying with quick stride past.
Suddenly a corner was turned, a blaze of light burst upon our sight, and we stood before one of the huge suburban temples of Intemperance - one of the palaces of the fiend, Gin.
There is Mortimer's, the tobacconist, the little newspaper shop, the Coburg branch of the City and Suburban Bank, the Vegetarian Restaurant, and McFarlane's carriage-building depot.
This suburb of ours used to be a village, and because some of the people slurred the name and pronounced it Holliwell, many a minor poet indulged in fancies about a Holy Well, with spells and fairies and all the rest of it, filling the suburban drawing-rooms with the Celtic twilight.
At one period of his career, before the influence of his uncle Henry had placed him in the London and Suburban Bank, Owen had been an actor.
An audacious burglary and dastardly assault have been committed on the premises of the City and Suburban Bank in Sloane Street, W.