What does suburb mean?

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ˈsʌb ɜrbsub·urb

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suburb, suburbia, suburban area(noun)

    a residential district located on the outskirts of a city

Wiktionary

  1. suburb(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From suburbe, subburbe, from suburbium, from sub- + urbs.

  2. suburb(Noun)

    (Australian and New Zealand English) any subdivision of a conurbation, not necessarily on the periphery.

    Etymology: From suburbe, subburbe, from suburbium, from sub- + urbs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suburb(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [L. suburbium; sub under, below, near + urbs a city. See Urban.]

  2. Suburb(noun)

    hence, the confines; the outer part; the environment

    Etymology: [L. suburbium; sub under, below, near + urbs a city. See Urban.]

Freebase

  1. Suburb

    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

  1. Suburb

    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. suburbiumsub, under, near, urbs, a city.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suburb' in Nouns Frequency: #2799

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suburb in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suburb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of suburb in a Sentence

  1. Javier Vivas:

    A fast-growing suburb gets that way by attracting builders—working up a business case for people to come in and build in their community.

  2. Nick Elsden:

    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.

  3. Joanne Newbury:

    Odds gradually increase as you move from rural to suburb to urban settings.

  4. Aaron Whitney:

    We drank the Kool-Aid. We thought once we got married, we had to buy a house in the suburb.

  5. Andrew Emmons:

    The state has allowed limited self-serve gas in rural counties since January 2018. Gas stations in counties that have populations of less than 40,000 can offer self-service gas to customers at any time. The change to the law that went into effect in 2018 impactedthe 15 least populated of Oregons 36 counties. Attendants are still required at gas stations in Oregons larger population centers of Portland, Eugene, Salem, Bendand Medford. GASOLINE HITS 99 CENTS AT KENTUCKY STATION, SELLS OUT The average price of Kentucky gas prices is $ 1.90. The price is much lower at one station. Drivers quickly took advantage of the 99 cent gas offered at London, KY station. The changes announced Saturday were already being met with criticism. Andrew Emmons, who pumps gas at a Chevron station in the Portland suburb of Sherwood, told the Oregonian it may impact public safety. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE I dont think its a good idea for Oregonians to be able to pump their own fuel. Theres a few of us designated, trained attendants who touch the pumps and were taking the proper safety precautions.

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