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Meaning of “suburb” in the English Dictionary

"suburb" in British English

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suburbnoun

uk   /ˈsʌb.ɜːb/  us   /-ɝːb/
B2 [C] an ​area on the ​edge of a ​largetown or ​city where ​people who ​work in the ​town or ​city often ​live: Box Hill is a suburb of Melbourne. We ​drove from ​middle-class suburbs to a very ​poor inner-city ​area.the suburbs [plural] the ​outerarea of a ​town, ​rather than the ​shopping and ​businesscentre in the ​middle: The ​companydecided to ​relocate to the suburbs because the ​rent was much ​cheaper.

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(Definition of suburb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"suburb" in American English

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suburbnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsʌb·ɜrb/
an ​areaoutside a ​city but near it and consisting ​mainly of ​homes, sometimes also having ​stores and ​smallbusinesses: [pl] Most of the ​people who ​live in the suburbs ​work in the ​city.
suburban
adjective  us   /səˈbɜr·bən/
He ​grew up in a ​wealthy suburban ​community near Chicago.
(Definition of suburb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"suburb" in Business English

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suburbnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsʌbɜːb/
an ​area on the ​edge of a large town or city where ​people who ​work in the town or city often ​live: The ​publishingcompanyrelocated out of ​central London to the suburbs. She ​opened a new ​location in the Dallas suburb of Richardson.
(Definition of suburb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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