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BOROUGH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does borough mean? 

BOROUGH (noun)
  The noun BOROUGH has 2 senses:

1. one of the administrative divisions of a large city
2. an English town that forms the constituency of a member of parliament

  Familiarity information: BOROUGH used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BOROUGH (noun)


Sense 1borough [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of the administrative divisions of a large city

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("borough" is a kind of...):

administrative district; administrative division; territorial division (a district defined for administrative purposes)

Instance hyponyms:

Queens (a borough of New York City)

Manhattan (one of the five boroughs of New York City)

Brooklyn; Bronx (a borough of New York City)

City of Westminster; Westminster (a borough of Greater London on the Thames; contains Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey)

Greenwich (a borough of Greater London on the Thames; zero degrees of longitude runs through Greenwich; time is measured relative to Greenwich Mean Time)

Staten Island (a borough of New York City)


Sense 2borough [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An English town that forms the constituency of a member of parliament

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("borough" is a kind of...):

town; townsfolk; townspeople (the people living in a municipality smaller than a city)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "borough"):

burgh (a borough in Scotland)

pocket borough (a sparsely populated borough in which all or most of the land is owned by a single family)

rotten borough (an English parliamentary constituency with few electors)


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