Definitions for burghˈbɜr oʊ, ˈbʌr oʊ, ˈbɜr ə, ˈbʌr ə
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burghˈbɜr oʊ, ˈbʌr oʊ, ˈbɜr ə, ˈbʌr ə(n.)
(in Scotland) an incorporated town having some degree of political independence.
Origin of burgh:
1350–1400; late ME (Scots); see borough
a borough in Scotland
a small mound, often used in reference to tumuli (mostly restricted to place names).
a borough or chartered town (now only used as an official subdivision in Scotland).
a borough or incorporated town, especially, one in Scotland. See Borough