outskirts


outskirts
noun
ADJECTIVE
city
northern, etc.
VERB + OUTSKIRTS
reach
PREPOSITION
in the outskirts

a school in the outskirts of Athens

on the outskirts

They live on the outskirts of Chennai.

through the outskirts

We were driving through the outskirts of Baghdad.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Outskirts — may refer to: The outskirts of a city, also known as the rural urban fringe Outskirts, by the Canadian country rock band Blue Rodeo The Outskirts, a 1933 Soviet film directed by Boris Barnet The Outskirts, a 1998 Russian film directed by Pyotr… …   Wikipedia

  • outskirts — [out′skʉrts΄] pl.n. 1. districts remote from the center or midst, as of a city; outlying regions sometimes, esp. formerly, used in sing. [much construction in the outskirts of the city] 2. the outer edge, border, or margin [a shack at the… …   Universalium

  • outskirts — [out′skʉrts΄] pl.n. 1. districts remote from the center or midst, as of a city; outlying regions sometimes, esp. formerly, used in sing. [much construction in the outskirts of the city] 2. the outer edge, border, or margin [a shack at the… …   English World dictionary

  • outskirts — index border, edge (border), frontier, periphery, vicinity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • outskirts — [n] edge of a geographic area bedroom community*, border, boundary, edge, environs, limit, outpost, periphery, purlieu, purlieus, sticks*, suburb, suburbia, vicinity; concepts 508,513 Ant. center, downtown …   New thesaurus

  • outskirts — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ the outer parts of a town or city …   English terms dictionary

  • outskirts — out|skirts [ aut,skɜrts ] noun plural the areas of a town or city that are farthest away from the center: Alberton is located in Johannesburg s eastern outskirts. on the outskirts of: a park on the outskirts of Chicago …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • outskirts — UK [ˈaʊtˌskɜː(r)ts] / US [ˈaʊtˌskɜrts] noun [plural] the areas of a town or city that are furthest away from the centre Alberton is located in Johannesburg s eastern outskirts. on the outskirts of: a park on the outskirts of Edinburgh …   English dictionary

  • outskirts — n. on the outskirts (of a city) * * * on the outskirts (of a city) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • outskirts — out|skirts [ˈautskə:ts US ə:r ] n [plural] the parts of a town or city that are furthest from the centre on the outskirts (of sth) ▪ They live on the outskirts of Paris …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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