Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

bourg

play
noun \ˈbu̇r(g)\

Definition of bourg

  1. :  town, village: as a :  one neighboring a castle b :  a market town



Examples of bourg in a sentence

  1. <the invaders captured the castle and sacked the bourg>



Origin and Etymology of bourg

Middle English, from Anglo-French burc, borghe, from Latin burgus fortified place, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German burg fortified place — more at borough


First Known Use: 12th century

Rhymes with bourg


Learn More about bourg


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bourg? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the act or an instance of embezzling

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

fox-in-summer-forest

Which of these is a synonym of inchoate?

frightening experimental formless massive
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ