noun sub·urb \ˈsə-ˌbərb\

: a town or other area where people live in houses near a larger city

Full Definition of SUBURB

a :  an outlying part of a city or town
b :  a smaller community adjacent to or within commuting distance of a city
c plural :  the residential area on the outskirts of a city or large town
plural :  the near vicinity :  environs
sub·ur·ban \sə-ˈbər-bən\ adjective or noun
sub·ur·ban·ite \-bə-ˌnīt\ noun

Origin of SUBURB

Middle English suburbe, from Anglo-French, from Latin suburbium, from sub- near + urbs city — more at sub-
First Known Use: 14th century
SUBURB Defined for Kids


noun sub·urb \ˈsə-ˌbərb\

Definition of SUBURB for Kids

:  a smaller community close to a city
sub·ur·ban \sə-ˈbər-bən\ adjective


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