noun, plural bourgs [boo rgz; French boor] /bʊərgz; French bur/.
a French market town.
Origin of bourg
1400–50; late Middle English
≪ Late Latin burgus
a department in E France. 2249 sq. mi. (5825 sq. km). Capital: Bourg.
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Examples from the Web for bourg
Historical Examples of bourg
You look very much sprucer than you did the last time you were at Bourg.
In 1070 it was surrounded with walls and became a "bourg" (borough).
The day before the Bourg was taken Bertulph managed to effect his escape.
The scite of the castle is still visible near the bourg of Montfort.
I slept at Lyons, and on the morrow by ten in the morning I was at Bourg.
British Dictionary definitions for bourg
a French market town, esp one beside a castle
Word Origin for bourg
C15: French, from Old French borc, from Late Latin burgus castle, of Germanic origin; see borough
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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