from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A city or town: "There are no more opportunities for you in this burg” ( Damon Runyon).
- n. A fortified or walled town in early or medieval Europe.
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- n. A city or town.
- n. A fortified town in medieval Europe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fortified town.
- n. A borough.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fortified town; a borough (which see).
- n. Same as brough.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. colloquial American term for a town
Probably from -burg in place names such as HARRISBURG, from Middle English burgh, town, from Old English burg. Sense 2, ultimately from Germanic *burgs, hill fort; see bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)