suburb, suburbia, suburban area(noun)
a residential district located on the outskirts of a city
the area on the periphery of a city or large town that falls between being truly part of the city, but is not countryside either.
(Australian and New Zealand English) any subdivision of a conurbation, not necessarily on the periphery.
Origin: From suburbe, subburbe, from suburbium, from sub- + urbs.
an outlying part of a city or town; a smaller place immediately adjacent to a city; in the plural, the region which is on the confines of any city or large town; as, a house stands in the suburbs; a garden situated in the suburbs of Paris
hence, the confines; the outer part; the environment
Origin: [L. suburbium; sub under, below, near + urbs a city. See Urban.]
A suburb is a residential area or a mixed use area, either existing as part of a city or urban area, or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city. Some suburbs have a degree of administrative autonomy, and most have lower population densities than inner city neighborhoods. Suburbs first emerged on a large scale in the 19th and 20th centuries as a result of improved rail and road transport, which led to an increase in commuting. Suburbs tend to proliferate around cities that have an abundance of adjacent flat land. Any particular suburban area is referred to as a suburb, while suburban areas on the whole are referred to as the suburbs or suburbia, with the demonym for a suburb-dweller being suburbanite. Colloquial usage sometimes shortens the term to burb.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sub′urb, Suburbs, sub′urbz, n. the district which is near but beyond the walls of a city: the confines, outskirts.—adj. Subur′ban, situated or living in the suburbs.—n. one living in a suburb.—n. Subur′banism, the state of being suburban.—adj. Suburbicā′rian, being near the city, esp. of the provinces of Italy forming the ancient diocese of Rome. [L. suburbium—sub, under, near, urbs, a city.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'suburb' in Nouns Frequency: #2799
The numerical value of suburb in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of suburb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We drank the Kool-Aid. We thought once we got married, we had to buy a house in the suburb.
I view this not just as an environmental disaster and a health crisis, this is a civil rights issue. I have said and I will repeat here today, if it had been a rich white suburb when the water was brown and smelly, people would immediately come to the rescue of those families.
A large sample of the population from that period will enable us to look at the lifestyle, looking at Roman London and what the Romans were doing in the suburb area, outside the city walls. specialists will look at the DNA of the disease that killed the person rather than their own DNA.
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- ضاحية, حيArabic
- suburbiCatalan, Valencian
- Vorort, VorstadtGerman
- afueras, arrabalSpanish
- حومه شهرPersian
- esikaupunki, esikaupunkialueFinnish
- bruachbhaile, fo-bhaileIrish
- 近郊, 郊外, 地区Japanese
- населба, предградиеMacedonian
- periferia, subúrbioPortuguese
- район, пригород, предместье, предместьяRussian
- kenar mahalle, varoş, banliyö, yörekentTurkish
- ngoại ô, ngoại thành, vùng ven đôVietnamese
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