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Outskirt vs. Suburb — What's the Difference?

Outskirt vs. Suburb — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Outskirt and Suburb

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Outskirt

The part or region remote from a central district, as of a city or town
The outskirts of Buenos Aires.
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Suburb

A suburb (or suburban area or suburbia) is a mixed-use or residential area, existing either as part of a city/urban area, or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of one. Suburbs might have their own political or legal jurisdiction, especially in the United States, but this is not always the case, especially in the United Kingdom where most suburbs are located within the administrative boundaries of cities.
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Outskirt

A more remote part of a town or city; the periphery, environs; a suburb.
Many people commute into the business district from the outskirts of town.
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Suburb

An outlying district of a city, especially a residential one
A highly respectable suburb of Chicago
A working-class suburb
Life is much better in the suburbs
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Outskirt

(transitive) To surround as an outskirt.
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Suburb

A usually residential area or community outlying a city.
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Outskirt

A part remote from the center, and near the outer edge; border; - usually in the plural; as, the outskirts of a town.
The outskirts of his march of mystery.
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Suburb

Suburbs The usually residential region around a major city; the environs.
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Outskirt

A part of the city far removed from the center;
They built a factory on the outskirts of the city
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Suburb

A residential area located on the outskirts of a city or large town that usually includes businesses that cater to its residents; such as schools, grocery stores, shopping centers, restaurants, convenience stores, etc.
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Suburb

(by extension) The outer part; the environment.
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Suburb

Any subdivision of a conurbation, not necessarily on the periphery.
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Suburb

An outlying part of a city or town; a smaller place immediately adjacent to a city; in the plural, the region which is on the confines of any city or large town; as, a house stands in the suburbs; a garden situated in the suburbs of Paris.
[London] could hardly have contained less than thirty or forty thousand souls within its walls; and the suburbs were very populous.
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Suburb

Hence, the confines; the outer part; the environment.
The suburb of their straw-built citadel.
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Suburb

A residential district located on the outskirts of a city
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