What does the word suburb mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Suburban.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Samuel Adams Drake