borough[ bur-oh, buhr-oh ]SEE DEFINITION OF borough
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOROUGH
Put him in for a borough, and he would be just as well content as if he carried the county.
There is a dog residing in the Borough of Southwark who keeps a blind man.
But Borough and the common are still here--as war has made them.
We were at Borough Farm when the vision of it first came upon me.
"If only the Mayor of the Borough had performed the ceremony," Gilbert lamented.
I have paid the entire charges on twenty-two borough contests.
Is it true, Mr. Cashel, that Mr. Linton is your nominee for the borough of Derraheeny?
He has something of importance to communicate about the borough.
"And means to throw up the borough, in short," broke in Mary.
"He 'd have no chance in the borough without us," said Repton, confidently.
Old English burg, burh "a dwelling or dwellings within a fortified enclosure," from Proto-Germanic *burgs "hill fort, fortress" (cf. Old Frisian burg "castle," Old Norse borg "wall, castle," Old High German burg, buruc "fortified place, citadel," German Burg "castle," Gothic baurgs "city"), from PIE *bhrgh "high," with derivatives referring to hills, hill forts, fortified elevations (cf. Old English beorg "hill," Welsh bera "stack, pyramid," Sanskrit bhrant-, Avestan brzant- "high," Greek Pergamos, name of the citadel of Troy).
In German and Old Norse, chiefly as "fortress, castle;" in Gothic, "town, civic community." Meaning shifted in Middle English from "fortress," to "fortified town," to simply "town" (especially one possessing municipal organization or sending representatives to Parliament). In U.S. (originally Pennsylvania, 1718) often an incorporated town; in Alaska, however, it is the equivalent of a county. The Scottish form is burgh. The Old English dative singular byrig survives in many place names as -bury.