Crossword clues for suburb
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Suburb \Sub"urb\, n. [L. suburbium; sub under, below, near + urbs a city. See Urban.]
An outlying part of a city or town; a smaller place immediately adjacent to a city; in the plural, the region which is on the confines of any city or large town; as, a house stands in the suburbs; a garden situated in the suburbs of Paris. ``In the suburbs of a town.''
[London] could hardly have contained less than thirty or forty thousand souls within its walls; and the suburbs were very populous.
Hence, the confines; the outer part; the environment. ``The suburbs . . . of sorrow.''
The suburb of their straw-built citadel.
Suburb roister, a rowdy; a loafer. [Obs.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 14c., "area outside a town or city," whether agricultural or residential but most frequently residential, from Old French suburbe "suburb of a town," from Latin suburbium "an outlying part of a city" (especially Rome), from sub "below, near" (see sub-) + urbs (genitive urbis) "city" (see urban). Glossed in Old English as underburg. Just beyond the reach of municipal jurisdiction, suburbs had a bad reputation in 17c. England, especially those of London, and suburban had a sense of "inferior, debased, licentious" (as in suburban sinner, slang for "loose woman, prostitute"). By 1817, the tinge had shifted to "of inferior manners and narrow views." Compare also French equivalent faubourg.\n\n[T]he growth of the metropolis throws vast numbers of people into distant dormitories where ... life is carried on without the discipline of rural occupations and without the cultural resources that the Central District of the city still retains. [Lewis Mumford, 1922]
n. 1 The area on the periphery of a city or large town. 2 (context by extension English) The outer part; the environment. 3 (context AU NZ English) Any subdivision of a conurbation, not necessarily on the periphery.
A suburb is a residential area or a mixed use area, either existing as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city. In most English-speaking regions, suburban areas are defined in contrast to central or inner city areas, but in Australian English, "suburb" has become largely synonymous with what is called a " neighborhood" in other countries and the term extends to inner city areas. In some areas, such as Australia, China, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and a few U.S. states, new suburbs are routinely annexed by adjacent cities. In others, such as Arabia, Canada, France, and much of the United States, many suburbs remain separate municipalities or are governed as part of a larger local government area such as a county.
Suburbs first emerged on a large scale in the 19th and 20th centuries as a result of improved rail and road transport, which led to an increase in commuting. In general, they have lower population densities than inner city neighborhoods within a metropolitan area, and most residents commute to central cities or other business districts; however, there are many exceptions, including industrial suburbs, planned communities, and satellite cities. Suburbs tend to proliferate around cities that have an abundance of adjacent flat land.
Suburb (Spanish: Suburbio) is a 1951 Argentine drama film directed by León Klimovsky and starring Pedro López Lagar, Fanny Navarro and Zoe Ducós. The film portrays life in one of the poorer neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. Under pressure from the Peronist authorities, Klimovsky changed the ending to suggest that the problems of such communities were now a thing of the past.
Usage examples of "suburb".
Bailleul, Willerval, Vimy, Givenchy-en-Gohelle, Angres, and Lievin, with the Double Crassier and several of the suburbs of Lens, fell into our hands.
Over the years, Hyde and Berman had formed an odd-couple relationship, the avuncular conservative Catholic from the Chicago suburbs and the amiable Jewish liberal from California.
They come here from Rome and the suburbs called Italy, they pinch and squeeze and extort, and then they go home again with purses bulging, indifferent to the plight of those they leave behind, the people of Dorian, Aeolian, and Ionian Asia.
This little suburb enjoys all the privileges of extraterritoriality, and even the French Minister to Belgium goes through the motions of being accredited to a foreign Government in his country.
At first I thought I might only get assigned to do a feature spot on those tacky hummel animals who are mooching around the suburbs.
Older generations of pretties lived out in the suburbs, hidden by the hills, in rows of big houses separated by strips of private garden for their littlies to play in.
On the journey back from the City to the suburb where he lived, Minks made a sonnet on it.
We left the overpass and moved down a concrete road through west Northolt, a residential suburb of the airport.
The leading edge was already spreading out into the suburbs, the teargas attenuated enough to be essentially harmless, but what about the paralytic agent?
Since he was an equal opportunity polluter, the suburbs were getting their fair share of the waste too.
The Germans intend to defend the mouth of the Scheldt, and are still resisting in the northern suburbs of Antwerp.
Roosevelt, President S Sanitarian Sanitary English, Inspectors Association, President of Sanitation Saving Schools, public Science Scrubbing Selection, natural Self-interest -preservation Service faithful, lack of Sewer connection, houses without Shelter Shelter, marrying for Sheltering the children Simplicity Social advance aspiration betterment conditions Social conscience consciousness convention economics ostracism pleasure preeminence science significance standing welfare Society Sociologist Sociology Somerville Space diminishing Spender Spirit of the age Standards Stone, Mary Lowell, Home Economics Exhibit Structure Stuckert, Mrs Study, lack of Suburban houses living square Suburbs Sun-parlors Sunlight Park, England T Table, family Tax Temporary home Tenant Tenement N.
Off to the north there was a long uninterrupted line of sight over to the middle-class suburbs of Serpolet and Gallmarch, the militia tower of St.
North Shore suburbs and planned communities and people leaving their front doors agape in their rush to get out and mill around and spectate at the circle of impacted waste drawing sober and studious crowds, milling in rings around the impact, earnestly comparing mental notes on just what it is they all see.
Using the encrypted telephony program, he placed a call to the Atlanta DCIS office out in Smyrna, a suburb north of Atlanta.