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burg

city or town
Not to be confused with:
berg – iceberg
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burg

 (bûrg)
n.
1. Informal A city or town: "There are no more opportunities for you in this burg" (Damon Runyon).
2. A fortified or walled town in early or medieval Europe.

[Probably from -burg, in place names such as Harrisburg, from Middle English burgh, town, from Old English burg. Sense 2, ultimately from Germanic *burgs, hill fort; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots.]
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burg

(bɜːɡ)
n
1. (Historical Terms) history a fortified town
2. informal US a town or city
[C18 (in the sense: fortress): from Old High German burg fortified town; see borough]
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burg

(bɜrg)

n.
1. Informal. a small, quiet city or town.
2. a fortified town.
[1745–55; variant of burgh]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burg - colloquial American term for a townburg - colloquial American term for a town; "I've lived in this burg all my life"
town - an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city; "they drive through town on their way to work"
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burg

noun
Informal. A large and important town:
Informal: town.
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Translations

burg

[bɜːg] N (US) (often hum, pej) (= town) → burgo m
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References in classic literature ?
Burges, Duer and Mackenzie, 1843; The French Governess; or, The Embroidered Handkerchief, 1843; Richard Dale, 1843; Wyandotte, 1843; Ned Myers, or Life before the Mast, 1843; Afloat and Ashore (Miles Wallingford, Lucy Hardinge), two series, 1844; Proceedings of the Naval Court-Martial in the Case of Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, etc., 1844; Santanstoe, 1845; The Chainbearer, 1846; Lives of Distinguished American Naval Officers,
Jonathan Burge, carpenter and builder, in the village of Hayslope, as it appeared on the eighteenth of June, in the year of our Lord 1799.
Miss Mary's i' th' house, and Mester Burge 'ull be back anon; he'd be glad t' ha' ye to supper wi'm, I'll be's warrand."
Plans for the Burges include restoring old buildings and installing shop fronts that are more sympathetic to the architecture.
JanKossen Contemporary is pleased to present Behind The Glass, Michael Burges' premier Solo Show in New York, opening on 20 October, 2016 and on view through 28 January, 2017.
THIS Cardiff Castle vase has been saved for future generations - after being snapped up for PS163,000 National Museum Wales bought the vase which was designed by William Burges, one of 19th century Britain's most revered architects whose work includes Cardiff Castle.
THIS Cardiff Castle vase, below, has been saved for future generations - after being snapped up for PS163,000 National Museum Wales bought the vase, which was designed by William Burges, one of 19th century Britain's most revered architects, whose work includes Cardiff Castle.
Joyce Burges, co-founder of the National Black Home Educators Resource Association (NBHER), who home-schooled her five children, said that increasingly, black families are getting fed up with the public school system and are turning to home schooling as an alternative.
In doing so, they overlook people like Joyce and Eric Burges, who are at the Valley Home Educators convention promoting their organization, the National Black Home Educators Resource Association.