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burg

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

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.]

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]

burg

(bɜrg)

n.
1. Informal. a small, quiet city or town.
2. a fortified town.
[1745–55; variant of burgh]
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"

burg

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

burg

[bɜːg] N (US) (often hum, pej) (= town) → burgo m
References in classic literature ?
Wines- burg was proud of the hands of Wing Biddlebaum in the same spirit in which it was proud of Banker White's new stone house and Wesley Moyer's bay stallion, Tony Tip, that had won the two-fifteen trot at the fall races in Cleveland.
He had an aunt in Wines- burg, a black-toothed old woman who raised chick- ens, and with her he lived until she died.
This Ukiah looks like a pretty good burg. We'll get a room to-night an' dry out.
"It's a nice old burg, they tell me, and has the finest natural park in the world.
If you win you lose, and there'll sure be some several unexpected funerals around this burg.
"Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott," they chanted in deep, strong tones, with an immense moral uplifting.
On Sunday the work ceased for half an hour, and the Prince preached on faith and God's friendship for David, and afterwards they all sang: "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott."
Supply of electrical energy for the properties of the city of Burg, about 721 331 kWh / year
Supply of electrical energy from renewable energies for the properties of the drinking and wastewater association taz burg (spreewald), approx.
Implementing agency : Trink- und Abwasserzweckverband TAZ Burg (Spreewald), vertreten durch die KUBUS Kommunalberatung und Service GmbH
delivery of natural gas for the town of burg, Approx.
"In Days to Come: A New Hope for Israel" is Avraham Burg's authoritative and deeply personal inquiry into the ambitions and failures of Israel and Judaism worldwide.