[boo rg; French boor]
- a town.
- a French market town.
Origin of bourg
1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French ≪ Late Latin burgus < Germanic; see borough
- a department in E France. 2249 sq. mi. (5825 sq. km). Capital: Bourg.
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Examples from the Web for bourg
You look very much sprucer than you did the last time you were at Bourg.The Nabob
In 1070 it was surrounded with walls and became a "bourg" (borough).Belgium</p>
The day before the Bourg was taken Bertulph managed to effect his escape.The Story of Bruges
The scite of the castle is still visible near the bourg of Montfort.The Chronicle of the Norman Conquest
I slept at Lyons, and on the morrow by ten in the morning I was at Bourg.The Companions of Jehu
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- a French market town, esp one beside a castle
C15: French, from Old French borc, from Late Latin burgus castle, of Germanic origin; see borough
- a Scot word for own
- a variant of ayin
- a department in E central France, in Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: Bourg. Pop: 539 006 (2003 est). Area: 5785 sq km (2256 sq miles)
- a river in E France, rising in the Jura Mountains and flowing south to the Rhône. Length: 190 km (118 miles)
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