Suburb

Definition of Suburb

Sub´urb
n.1.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.
[London] could hardly have contained less than thirty or forty thousand souls within its walls; and the suburbs were very populous.
- Hallam.
2.Hence, the confines; the outer part; the environment.
The suburb of their straw-built citadel.
- Milton.
Suburb roister
a rowdy; a loafer.
- Milton.

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