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Definition of "suburban" []

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of a suburb. (adjective)
  • Located or residing in a suburb. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the culture, customs, and manners typical of life in the suburbs. (adjective)
  • A suburbanite. (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.

Use "suburban" in a sentence
  • "For those of you that don't -- aren't familiar with the term suburban sprawl specifically the way they defined it: areas that don't mix housing, shopping, and workplaces in the same area."
  • "Now what I'd like you to do is instead the word suburban that we have in there, it's a bit of a misnomer, really think of it as Waltham as a concentration."
  • "Two songs on it had the word "suburban" in the title, for those without ears."