\ ˈbərg How to pronounce burg (audio) \

Definition of burg

1 : an ancient or medieval fortress or walled town
2 [German Burg] : city, town

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Examples of burg in a Sentence

moved from a small town into a much bigger burg
Recent Examples on the Web The district has found itself losing residents as parents uproot their kids in search of well-paying jobs and housing, both of which are increasingly rare in the rural Oregon burg, officials said. oregonlive, "Census says an Oregon district is among the country’s poorest, OSU hires new president: The week in education," 14 Dec. 2019 Sydney, though bigger, was the show pony—a beautiful burg fit for the click of the camera and not much more. Brandon Presser, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 20 Best Places to Travel in 2020," 30 Dec. 2019 The mountainside burg celebrates its ghost town past. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "The best things to do in Arizona in 2020: A month-by-month guide to big adventures," 27 Dec. 2019 The median household income in the Lane County burg, residents of which were heavily employed by a timber industry that collapsed in the ‘90s, is $34,756. oregonlive, "Census says an Oregon district is among the country’s poorest, OSU hires new president: The week in education," 14 Dec. 2019 Designed to be a major commercial and residential hub for the north metro burg, the 25-block Downtown Westminster area is bordered by West 92nd and West 88th Avenues, North Harlan Street and U.S. 36. Joe Rubino, The Denver Post, "Downtown Westminster on track for office projects; Marczyk up in the air," 29 Oct. 2019 The series began with a mysterious blackout followed by a plane crash in a coastal Long Island burg that appeared to have had a sole survivor in an amnesiac young girl (Alexa Swinton). EW.com, "Emergence creators on casting Terry O'Quinn and the big reveal about Piper," 9 Oct. 2019 Three men later were arrested, but what happened in the early morning hours of Oct. 19 has shaken this town — a town that has morphed from a quiet, 2-mile-long retirement burg to a busier beachside community. Lisa J. Huriash, sun-sentinel.com, "Murder in a tourist town: Firefighter’s death shakes Lauderdale-by-the-Sea," 1 Nov. 2019 For those with long memories, though, the idea of having people pay for the privilege of accessing the burg is almost unthinkable. John Horgan, The Mercury News, "Horgan: Times change: Entrance/exit fee for East Palo Alto?," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of burg

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for burg

Old English — more at borough

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Last Updated

19 Jan 2020

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“Burg.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burg. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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