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Definitions for suburban
səˈbɜr bənsub·ur·ban

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suburbanadjective

    relating to or characteristic of or situated in suburbs

    "suburban population"


  1. suburbanadjective

    Relating to or characteristic of or situated on the outskirts of a city.

  2. Etymology: From suburbanus, from prefix sub-, + urbs, + adjective suffix -anus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Suburbanadjective

    Inhabiting the suburb.

    Etymology: suburbanus, Latin; from suburb.

    Poor clinches the suburban muse affords,
    And Panton waging harmless war with words. Dryden.


  1. Suburban

    A suburb, more broadly suburban area, is an area within a metropolitan area that is primarily a residential area, though may also include commercial and mixed-use areas. A suburb can exist either as part of a larger city/urban area or as a separate political entity. The name describes an area which is not as densely populated as an inner city, yet more densely populated than a rural area in the countryside. In many metropolitan areas, suburbs exist as separate residential communities within commuting distance of a city (cf "bedroom suburb".) Suburbs can have their own political or legal jurisdiction, especially in the United States, but this is not always the case, especially in the United Kingdom, where most suburbs are located within the administrative boundaries of cities. In most English-speaking countries, suburban areas are defined in contrast to central or inner city areas, but in Australian English and South African English, suburb has become largely synonymous with what is called a "neighborhood" in other countries, and the term encompasses inner city areas.In some areas, such as India, China, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, and parts of the United States, new suburbs are routinely annexed by adjacent cities due to urban sprawl. In others, such as Morocco, France, and much of the United States, many suburbs remain separate municipalities or are governed locally as part of a larger metropolitan area such as a county, district or borough. In the United States, regions beyond the suburbs are known as "exurban areas" or exurbs; exurbs have less population density than suburbs, but still more than rural areas. Suburbs and exurbs are linked to the nearby larger metropolitan area economically, particularly by commuters. 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. In general, they are less densely populated than inner city neighborhoods within the same metropolitan area, and most residents routinely commute to city centers or business districts via private vehicles or public transits; however, there are many exceptions, including industrial suburbs, planned communities, and satellite cities. Suburbs tend to proliferate around cities that have an abundance of adjacent flat land.


  1. suburban

    Suburban refers to an area or region located immediately outside a city or town, typically characterized by lower population density, less congestion, and often comprising residential neighborhoods, parks, and smaller businesses. These areas generally have more open spaces and a quieter environment compared to the bustling atmosphere of urban city centers. Suburban areas have infrastructure and services such as schools, supermarkets, and recreational facilities catering to the residents' needs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suburbanadjective

    of or pertaining to suburbs; inhabiting, or being in, the suburbs of a city

  2. Suburbannoun

    one who dwells in the suburbs

  3. Etymology: [L. suburbanus.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suburban in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suburban in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of suburban in a Sentence

  1. Chris Cooper:

    He is kind of trying to have his cake and eat it, too, he's saying( to liberal Even Democratic voters),' I know you won't go to the Republican Party,' but that way he also won't lose White, suburban, moderate Democrats.

  2. Clay Travis:

    There is a mom revolution and it is going to overwhelm everything. … Suburban moms, moms with kids in school, they have had enough, they’re furious over the fact that schools never opened back up. They’re educated on the fact that many of these masking requirements are total crap.

  3. Ashley Jones:

    The Antiracist Little Library is important because The Antiracist Little Library can maybe show people that some of the tangible steps to doing the interior work needed to address bias and racism can include reading. And The Antiracist Little Library can start in the community, i hope this library in Homewood can show other suburban areas that it is part of their responsibility to engage in antiracism.

  4. Leana Wen:

    There are people in suburban and rural areas who are dying of overdose, unfortunately, it’s taken this level of people dying to get us to where we are, but I do think a sea of change is occurring, and we are seeing how overdose kills.

  5. Jesse Keenan:

    The problem of finding and compensating talent is immense; they just don't want to live in (California's) suburban Silicon Valley, many of these companies found a foothold in New York simply as a mechanism of attracting talent and maintaining the talent.

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