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Part of speech: noun

A place adjacent to a city.

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Usage examples "suburb":

  1. North of the Shameen is the new western suburb of Canton, which has recently been completed on European lines. - "The Critic in the Orient", George Hamlin Fitch.
  2. Uncle Joseph had telephoned from a suburb that they were dining at a farmhouse and would thence descend to the general region of the movies. - "Gentle Julia", Booth Tarkington.
  3. Not long since I heard the people of a thriving suburb discussing the removal of their old burial- place, bodily- I mean no play upon the word- to the skirts of the town. - "Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast", Samuel Adams Drake.