What does suburb mean?

Definitions for suburb
ˈsʌb ɜrbsub·urb

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word suburb.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. suburb, suburbia, suburban areanoun

    a residential district located on the outskirts of a city

Wiktionary

  1. suburbnoun

    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. suburbnoun

    (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. Suburbnoun

    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. Suburbnoun

    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

How to pronounce suburb?

How to say suburb in sign language?

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. 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.

  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. Aaron Whitney:

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

  4. Jerry Kilgore:

    Republicans have a lot of work to do. They have to be able to reach the suburbs with a message that's a winning message. They haven't been able to do that in several years now, those issues have to be issues that are based on the suburb's issues, which would be education, public safety, dealing with Covid.

  5. Chris Christie:

    He wouldn't know a suburb unless he took a wrong turn, i was raised in the suburbs. This is not 1950. All these dog whistles and racism don't work anymore. Suburbs are by and large integrated.

Images & Illustrations of suburb

  1. suburbsuburbsuburbsuburbsuburb

Popularity rank by frequency of use

suburb#10000#13758#100000

Translations for suburb

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for suburb »

Translation

Find a translation for the suburb definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these suburb definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "suburb." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 23 Oct. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/suburb>.

    Are we missing a good definition for suburb? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    light informal conversation for social occasions
    • A. rung
    • B. anestrus
    • C. scalawag
    • D. chin-wag

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for suburb: