- IPA: /ˈsʌbɜː(ɹ)b/
suburb (plural suburbs)
- A residential area located on the outskirts of a city or large town that usually includes businesses that cater to its residents; such as schools, grocery stores, shopping centers, restaurants, convenience stores, etc.
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- 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
- These two circumstances, however, happening both unfortunately to intervene, our travellers deviated into a much less frequented track; and after riding full six miles, instead of arriving at the stately spires of Coventry, they found themselves still in a very dirty lane, where they saw no symptoms of approaching the suburbs of a large city.
- [London] could hardly have contained less than thirty or forty thousand souls within its walls; and the suburbs were very populous.
- (by extension) The outer part; the environment.
- the suburbs […] of sorrow
- 1667, John Milton, “Book 1”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
- the suburb of their straw-built citadel
- (AU, NZ) Any subdivision of a conurbation, not necessarily on the periphery.
- French: banlieue, faubourg
- German: Vorstadt, Vorort
- Italian: sobborgo
- Portuguese: periferia, subúrbio
- Russian: при́город
- Spanish: afueras, arrabal, suburbio, extrarradio