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burg

[ burg ]

noun

  1. Informal. a city or town.
  2. History/Historical. a fortified town.


burg

/ bɜːɡ /

noun

  1. history a fortified town
  2. informal.
    a town or city


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Word History and Origins

Origin of burg1

First recorded in 1745–55; variant of burgh
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Word History and Origins

Origin of burg1

C18 (in the sense: fortress): from Old High German burg fortified town; see borough
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Example Sentences

This tiny burg teems with so many old stone and wood-framed buildings that the whole town is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The number that jumped out was the huge revenue, big bucks for a little burg.

The dinner with Burg was not cancelled and Burg was a welcome guest at the Hillel.

The incident in question involves Avraham Burg, who was an MK before leaving political office a decade ago.

And Burg is an Orthodox Jew from a distinguished Israeli political family.

The headline of a Burg Haartez op-ed last month asked the crucial question: "Oslo is dead, what's next?"

No shooting and they would be miles away before they stopped rubbing their eyes in that one water-tank burg.

The circumstance which made it a burg made it likewise a battle-field.

We must carry off both the bishopess and the countess—we must pillage both burg and villa!

In fetching her from the burg, the brutal leude had barely given her time to dress before lifting her on the crupper of his horse.

They took our herd and said to us: 'We shall carry you to the burg of our count to restock his domain with slaves and cattle.'

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