AskDefine | Define outskirt

Dictionary Definition

outskirt n : a part of the city far removed from the center; "they built a factory on the outskirts of the city" [syn: fringe]

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English

Noun

  1. 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.

Usage notes

  • As a noun, plural form is much more commonly.
  • In attibutive use the singular form is more common.

Translations

periphery
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