1. suburb

noun. ['ˈsʌbɝb'] a residential district located on the outskirts of a city.


  • suburban area
  • community
  • residential district
  • suburbia
  • addition
  • bedroom community
  • outskirt
  • fringe
  • residential area
  • faubourg


  • subtraction
  • decrease


  • suburbe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Suburb

  • adverb
  • ellerbe
  • proverb

Sentences with suburb

1. Noun, singular or mass
The median price of houses in this suburb is $129,350.

Quotes about suburb

1. The human race is just a chemical scum on a moderate-sized planet, orbiting around a very average star in the outer suburb of one among a hundred billion galaxies. We are so insignificant that I can't believe the whole universe exists for our benefit. That would be like saying that you would disappear if I closed my eyes.
- Stephen Hawking