\ ˈbu̇r(g) How to pronounce bourg (audio) \

Definition of bourg

: town, village: such as
a : one neighboring a castle
b : a market town

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Examples of bourg in a Sentence

the invaders captured the castle and sacked the bourg

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Photo: jim bourg/Reuters The minutes, combined with Mr. Powell’s comments Wednesday, suggest there is a difference of opinion about how far officials should go in their campaign of interest-rate increases, analysts said. Daniel Kruger, WSJ, "U.S. Government Bonds Gain as Fed Outlook Appears Less Certain," 29 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of bourg

12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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