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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A self-governing town or village.

Usage examples (38)
  • Brooklyn is my favorite borough of New York City.
  • The term borough originally meant a company consisting of ten families, which were bound together as each other's pledge.
  • The defendants want (Centralia) to cease to exist because as long as the borough is there, they can't mine under it.
  • When neighbors saw the pretend assassin they called the borough police department. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The "borough" (town) had to "borrow" (receive a loan) a "burro" (donkey) to carry the soil away from the opening of the "burrow" (lair or den).
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