Definition of "suburb" []

  • A usually residential area or community outlying a city. (noun)
  • The usually residential region around a major city; the environs. (noun)
  • A residential district situated on the outskirts of a city or town (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "suburb" in a sentence
  • "To Carol and me, even the word suburb was exciting: it meant a city was attached to it."
  • "Internationally the term suburb conjures up images of a quiet, relatively unspoilt, less densely populated and predominantly residential community in the vicinity of a city."
  • "REVOLUTIONARY ROAD: Jason Statham drives an 18-wheeler full of nitro into the title suburb, blows everything to shit, and then spends 90 minutes hunting down absolutely everyone involved with the making of this film, beating them to death with TV trays."