bourg

[ boo rg; French boor ]
/ bʊərg; French bur /
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noun, plural bourgs [boo rgz; French boor] /bʊərgz; French bur/.

a town.
a French market town.

Nearby words

  1. bourbonnais,
  2. bourbons,
  3. bourdon,
  4. bourdon gauge,
  5. bourdon-tube gauge,
  6. bourgeois,
  7. bourgeois, louise,
  8. bourgeois, léon,
  9. bourgeoise,
  10. bourgeoisie

Origin of bourg

1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-FrenchLate Latin burgus < Germanic; see borough

Ain

[ an ]
/ ɛ̃ /

noun

a department in E France. 2249 sq. mi. (5825 sq. km). Capital: Bourg.
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British Dictionary definitions for bourg

bourg

/ (bʊəɡ, French bur) /

noun

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

ain

1
/ (eɪn) /

determiner

a Scot word for own

ain

2
/ (ˈɑːjɪn) /

noun

a variant of ayin

Ain

/ (French ɛ̃) /

noun

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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