Definition of borough noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbʌrə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːroʊ//
House location
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a town or part of a city that has its own local government the London borough of Westminster The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York. a borough council See related entries: House location Word OriginOld English burg, burh ‘fortress, citadel’, later ‘fortified town’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch burg and German Burg. Compare with burgh.Extra examples the London borough of Lambeth the New York borough of Queens to establish unemployment committees in all metropolitan boroughs He wrote to the borough council, expressing his concerns about the project. She served as a local councillor in the London Borough of Westminster.
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