American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A district lying outside the original city limits of a French-speaking city or a city with a French heritage, such as New Orleans. See Regional Note at beignet.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A suburb, especially a part of a French city immediately beyond its walls; also, in many cases, a quarter formerly so situated, but now within the limits of a city: as, the Faubourg St. Germain, Faubourg St. Antoine, etc., of Paris.
- n. An outlying part of a city or town, beyond the walls; a suburb, especially of Paris.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A suburb of a French city; also, a district now within a city, but formerly without its walls.
- n. a New Orleans district lying outside the original city limits; used in combination with the names of various quarters of the city
- From French faubourg. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English faubourgh, from Old French faubourg, alteration (influenced by faux, false) of forsborc : fors, outside (from Latin forīs) + borc, town (from Late Latin burgus, fort, of Germanic origin). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The members of the society called the faubourg Saint-Germain protected the princess by a respectful silence due to her name, which is one of those that all men honor, to her misfortunes, which they ceased to discuss, and to her beauty, the only thing she saved of her departed opulence.”
“At the very sight of it, one felt the agonizing suffering in the immense faubourg, which had reached that point of extremity when a distress may become a catastrophe.”
“Saint – Marceau quarter, the whole success which he produced is contained in this remark of an inhabitant of the faubourg to his comrade, “That big fellow yonder is the government.””
“This old faubourg, peopled like an ant-hill, laborious, courageous, and angry as a hive of bees, was quivering with expectation and with the desire for a tumult.”
“The faubourg shouldered the redoubt, the redoubt took its stand under cover of the faubourg.”
“For the last twenty years the station of the Orleans railway has stood beside the old faubourg and distracted it, as it does today.”
“Immense but heroic defiance, for the old faubourg is a hero.”
“This man had the air of a person who is seeking lodgings, and he seemed to halt, by preference, at the most modest houses on that dilapidated border of the faubourg Saint – Marceau.”
““The principal leaders,” as they said in the faubourg, held themselves apart.”
“He directed his course towards the faubourg Saint – Marceau and asked at the first shop he came to where he could find a commissary of police.”
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