- pertaining to, inhabiting, or being in a suburb or the suburbs of a city or town.
- characteristic of a suburb or suburbs.
Origin of suburban
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Examples from the Web for suburban
Set among the vacant houses of suburban New Mexico, the film offers a bleak perspective on the possibility of growth and renewal.After The Fall: Introducing The Anti-Villain
December 21, 2014
Three months of despair were ignited in suburban Missouri when officer Darren Wilson was told he would walk free.Raging Protesters Set Ferguson on Fire
November 25, 2014
At the same time though, I am a white male from a suburban upper-middle-class upbringing.Ferguson Tensions in Black and White
November 21, 2014
This demographic reality means that whoever wins the suburban vote in 2016 and beyond will inherit the political future.
But the best way to see the suburban impact is to look at the House races.
We found the worst: a suburban meadow inhabited by goats and buffaloes.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
It was their Metropolitan, Suburban, and Brooklyn rolled into one.Old Man Curry
Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
Was that "something" walking in the dark among the suburban hills?Howards End
E. M. Forster
On the suburban lines the first class are about as good as our second.Six Letters From the Colonies
The Gordons returned to their suburban Boston home wiser than they left it.
- of, relating to, situated in, or inhabiting a suburb or the suburbs
- characteristic of or typifying a suburb or the suburbs
- censorious narrow or unadventurous in outlook
- another word for suburbanite
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Word Origin and History for suburban
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