suburbia


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sub·ur·bi·a

 (sə-bûr′bē-ə)
n.
1. The suburbs.
2.
a. Suburbanites considered as a group.
b. Suburbanites considered as a cultural class.

suburbia

(səˈbɜːbɪə)
n
1. (Human Geography) suburbs or the people living in them considered as an identifiable community or class in society
2. (Sociology) suburbs or the people living in them considered as an identifiable community or class in society
3. (Sociology) the life, customs, etc, of suburbanites

sub•ur•bi•a

(səˈbɜr bi ə)

n.
1. suburbs or suburbanites collectively.
2. the social or cultural aspects of life in suburbs.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suburbia - a residential district located on the outskirts of a citysuburbia - 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"
2.suburbia - suburbanites considered as a cultural class or subculture
subculture - a social group within a national culture that has distinctive patterns of behavior and beliefs
Translations
ضَواحي المَدينَه، سُكّان الضَّواحي
okrajové čtvrti
forstadsområder
külvárosok és elõvárosok
úthverfin

suburbia

[səˈbɜːrbiə] nla banlieue

suburbia

n (usu pej)die Vororte pl; to live in suburbiaam Stadtrand wohnen; that’s typical of suburbia!typisch Spießbürger!

suburbia

[səˈbɜːbɪə] nperiferia, sobborghi mpl

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.
References in classic literature ?
A Radical out and out, she learnt to speak with horror of Suburbia.
Commenter RedCentipede pointed out that hunting may play a role in that shifting balance: "Here in eastern Massachusetts, deer are now so common in suburbia that they're a serious traffic menace, causing a couple of thousand crashes every year.
Dad is a nerdy wimp while mum (Eva Green) is losing her marbles due to her loveless marriage and the dullness of suburbia.
When she wrote the show Sex in Suburbia, she gave her character a speech which felt very close to home about looking for love and being desperate to start a family.
America's Safest City: Delinquency and Modernity in Suburbia
A surprisingly lighthearted and sexy crime drama series, Murder in Suburbia has moments of tongue-in-cheek humor, back-sass, and sisterhood, as the unlikely femme not-so-fatale duo must take on political corruption, questionable millionaires, and money-hungry real estate agents, in this capricious saga
He shifted the book's midwestern, early-'80s setting to SoCal suburbia on the cusp of the '90s, partly to channel his own coming-of-age in California, and partly so he could populate the soundtrack with his favorite Cocteau Twins songs.
Trakhees, a Dubai-based local regulatory authority and the first to undertake local certification, bestowed the honour on Naia at Suburbia Jebel Ali hotel apartments, which will open later this year.
by "Sexting in Suburbia," which had its television premiere earlier this year.
It took two and a half hours to secure the 5x3 metre banner, printed by Suburbia Design.
Now that the super-structure of Suburbia has been completed, we can really begin to focus on the facade and the interiors.
That many reviewers, upon encountering these descriptors, by default associate them with the suburbs indicates how deeply entrenched our cultural assumptions about suburbia are.