Recent Examples of suburb from the Web
Melissa Traber, who teaches in the suburbs, worked with Andrewlevich at Harding Middle School and has been bowled over by the Southwest kids’ progress.
The incident has ignited protests in the Phoenix suburb.
On Sunday, Jones killed a man and a woman at a home in the northeast Phoenix suburb of Fountain Hills, police said.
Then on Friday, paralegals Veleria Sharp, 48, and Laura Anderson, 49, were killed inside a law office in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale and police were able to link their deaths to the Pitt killing.
In her make-believe world, Hello Kitty is a third-grade girl (not a cat) who lives in the suburbs of London with her parents and a twin sister named Mimmy.
Cook County earlier this year announced $7 million worth of road improvements in the suburbs, with some of the local projects having begun about a month ago.
It is intended to combat the fact that 32,000 children who live in the city leave each day to attend school in the suburbs.
The insecurity of wealthy Chinese, and their craving for Western education for their children, is evident in the rapid growth of whole communities of them in the suburbs of big Australian, American and Canadian cities.
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The suburbs vs. the urbs
Given that most of the common words in our language beginning sub- tend to have meanings concerned with “beneath” (as in subterranean and submarine) or “less than” (as with subpar), you would be forgiven for assuming that the suburbs were so named because of their location below, or their status as less than, their urban counterparts. Not so, however: sub- may have other meanings at the beginning of a word; in this case, it indicates not depth or inferiority, but proximity. In other words, the suburbs are a region close to the urbs.
Is urbs an English word? Yes; it is rarely used, but it refers typically to a city, particularly when distinguished from a suburb.
SUBURB Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of suburb for English Language Learners
: a town or other area where people live in houses near a larger city
SUBURB Defined for Kids
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