borough (plural boroughs)
- (obsolete) A fortified town.
- (rare) A town or city.
- A town having a municipal corporation and certain traditional rights.
- An administrative district in some cities, e.g., London.
- An administrative unit of a city which, under most circumstances according to state or national law, would be considered a larger or more powerful entity; most commonly used in American English to define the five counties that make up New York City.
- Other similar administrative units in cities and states in various parts of the world.
- A district in Alaska having powers similar to a county.
- (historical, British, legal) An association of men who gave pledges or sureties to the king for the good behaviour of each other.
- (historical, British, legal) The pledge or surety thus given.
- French: arrondissement
- German: Stadtbezirk, Quartier, Burg, Viertel
- Italian: rione, borgo
- Portuguese: município, concelho, distrito
- Spanish: municipio, concejo
- The area, properly called Southwark, just south of London Bridge, which is at the north end of Borough High Street (OS grid ref TQ3279).