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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvoːr.stɑt/
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  • Hyphenation: voor‧stad

NounEdit

voorstad m or 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

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