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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 ?
Nevertheless, the liberal fulfilment of their promise in the new house in the suburbs blinded the young girls' eyes to their shortcomings in the town.
For in the mere act of penning my thoughts of this Leviathan, they weary me, and make me faint with their out-reaching comprehensiveness of sweep, as if to include the whole circle of the sciences, and all the generations of whales, and men, and mastodons, past, present, and to come, with all the revolving panoramas of empire on earth, and throughout the whole universe, not excluding its suburbs.
Scrooge promised that he would; and they went on, invisible, as they had been before, into the suburbs of the town.
His own intelligence may indeed have easily anticipated that, when Ivanhoe sunk down, and seemed abandoned by all the world, it was the importunity of Rebecca which prevailed on her father to have the gallant young warrior transported from the lists to the house which for the time the Jews inhabited in the suburbs of Ashby.
In the suburbs of cities there are neat green posts with a single gray cable hung from a heavy wire.
The public would be fairly warned of the approach of danger, and elaborate measures were being taken for the protection of the people in the threatened southwestern suburbs.
Second, X , huge, dingy; the canvas cracked and smoked; a yellow sky, sooty clouds; no sun, no azure; the verdure of the suburbs blighted and sullied--a very dreary scene.
At a short distance beyond the suburbs of Vanity we passed the ancient silver mine, of which Demas was the first discoverer, and which is now wrought to great advantage, supplying nearly all the coined currency of the world.
DEAR FINN,--Your copy will do, but I have had to headline it a bit; and our public would never stand a Romanist priest in the story-- you must keep your eye on the suburbs.
I remember sitting in a garden one sunny afternoon in the suburbs of London.
Once they were settled in their compartment, and the train, shaking off the endless wooden suburbs, had pushed out into the pale landscape of spring, talk became easier than Archer had expected.
By and by we began to leave the wonderful city and to proceed through suburbs which, of themselves, would have made a pretty large town in my eyes; and at last we got into a real country road again, with windmills, rick-yards, milestones, farmers' waggons, scents of old hay, swinging signs, and horse troughs: trees, fields, and hedge-rows.