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The outer part of a city or urban area, close to the urban–rural boundary, with limited commercial land use and low‐density residential development. Also known as suburbia. See also ...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

... Garden suburb See under garden . Queen of the suburbs See under queen...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
24 words

... Formed of sub- and urbs (Latin for town or city ), it refers to those residential areas in the outskirts of...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017

... ( suburbia ) The outer part of a city or urban area , close to the urban– rural boundary, with limited commercial land use and low‐density residential development. See also exurbia...

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020

... Town development that is built against the edge of an existing city or town; it is an urban area but is not at the heart of the main...

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A Dictionary of Geography (6 ed.)

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2023

... A one-class community, located at the edge of the city, with low rates of housing per hectare. Suburbs were originally made up of housing types not much different from those in the city, but the ‘garden suburb’ tradition came to dominate Western cities during the twentieth century. Suburbs became more regulated, and more middle class. Recently, many North American suburbs have adopted land-use controls that promote upper-class sprawl by reserving large areas for the construction of small numbers of expensive homes on spacious lots. This change in planning...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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138 words

... Medieval *towns tended to grow organically, and the urban perimeter was not always adapted immediately. Hence demographic growth led to the creation of suburbs usually outside the main town gates. Suburbs could take on different forms. In general, they remained under the jurisdiction of the town, but, being transit areas, they often developed particular functions. Some suburbs, such as the 11th-century novus burgus in *Arras , were able even to become the city centre. Elsewhere, suburbs were deliberately kept out of the walled area, sometimes because...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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17 words

...suburb Suburban development where most residents work somewhere else. So a dormitory-town is the same, only...

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
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2 words

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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24 words

... • acerb , blurb, curb, disturb, herb, kerb, perturb, Serb, superb, verb • suburb • potherb • willowherb • exurb • adverb •...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
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20 words

... XIV. — (O)F. suburbe or L. suburbium , f. SUB- + urbs city. So suburban XVII. — L. suburbānus . Hence suburbia...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
1,132 words

... suburb-garden , a house in which one installs a mistress; suburb-humour , unpleasant humour, usu. at another's expense; suburb justice , corrupt justice, easily amenable to bribes; suburb sinner , a prostitute; suburb tricks , sexual amusements. 1598 Jonson Every Man In his Humour I ii: It will do well for a suburb humour. 1610 Jonson Alchemist I i: Since, by my means, translated suburb-Captain. 1625 Massinger Unnatural Combat IV ii: There is a kinde of a vaulting house not farre off, Where I us'd to spend my afternoones, among Suburb...

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Oxford Business Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
4 words
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Oxford Business French Dictionary: English-French

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
4 words
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Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: English-Latin (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries, Classical studies
Length:
4 words
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Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: English German (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
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Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary: English-Irish

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
4 words
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Oxford Paperback Thesaurus (4 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
12 words
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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: English-French (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
19 words
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Pocket Modern Oxford Welsh Dictionary: English-Welsh

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
6 words
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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
11 words

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