voorstad

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

voor- (before, in front of) +‎ stad (city)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: voor‧stad

Noun[edit]

voorstad m, f (plural voorsteden, diminutive voorstadje n)

  1. (literally) A suburb:
    1. suburban municipality, adjacent and subordinate to a (major) city
    2. (originally) a quarter outside the city walls
    3. a suburban quarter
  2. (figuratively) A nearby hinterland