From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
1. 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. "In the suburbs of a town." --Chaucer.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
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