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burgher Explained

burgher at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


burgher at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1568, "freeman of a burgh," from M.Du. burgher, from M.H.G. burger, from O.H.G. burgari "inhabitant of a fortress," from burg "fortress, citadel" (see borough). ///

burgher at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] old use [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Dutch; Origin: or early German burger, from burg 'town with a defensive wall']// someone who lives in a particular town//

burgher at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

51 Moby Thesaurus words for "burgher":
Babbitt, Christian, Middle American, Philistine, anal character,
big-city man, bourgeois, burgess, citizen, city dweller, city man,
city slicker, compulsive character, conformer, conformist,
conventionalist, exemplary citizen, exurbanite, formalist,
good citizen, good neighbor, methodologist, middle-class type,
model child, oppidan, organization man, parrot, pedant,
perfectionist, pillar of society, plastic person, precisian,
precisianist, respectable citizen, sheep, square, suburbanite,
teenybopper, townee, towner, townfolk, townfolks, townsman,
townspeople, townswoman, trimmer, true Christian, urbanite,
villager, villageress, yes-man

burgher at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(old use or humorous) a citizen of a particular town

Burgher at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Burgher \Burgh"er\, n. [From burgh; akin to D. burger, G.
b["u]rger, Dan. borger, Sw. borgare. See {Burgh}.]
1. A freeman of a burgh or borough, entitled to enjoy the
privileges of the place; any inhabitant of a borough.

2. (Eccl. Hist.) A member of that party, among the Scotch
seceders, which asserted the lawfulness of the burgess
oath (in which burgesses profess ``the true religion
professed within the realm''), the opposite party being
called antiburghers.

Note: These parties arose among the Presbyterians of
Scotland, in 1747, and in 1820 reunited under the name
of the ``United Associate Synod of the Secession

burgher at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a citizen of an English borough [syn: {burgess}]
2: a member of the middle class [syn: {bourgeois}]

burgher at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Burgher



From Inter: etyl » dum Inter: term » burgher|lang=dum (Modern Dutch: Inter: term » burger|lang=nl); from Inter: etyl » gmh Inter: term » burger|lang=gmh; from Inter: etyl » goh Inter: term » burgari||inhabitant of a fortress|lang=goh; derivative of Inter: term » burg||fortress, citadel|lang=goh, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » burgz|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » bʰərgʰ-||fortified elevation|lang=ine-pro. Compare also Inter: etyl » ang|- Inter: term » burgwaras||inhabitants of a burg, burghers, citizens|lang=ang. More at Inter: l » en|borough.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈbɝɡɚ/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɜː(r)ɡə(r)
  • Inter: homophones » burger


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A citizen of a borough or town, especially one belonging to middle class.

  • :# A member of the medieval mercantile class.
    :# A citizen of a medieval city.
    1. A prosperous member of the community; a middle class citizen (may connote complacency).

      Derived terms

      * Inter: l » en|burghermaster

  • Inter: l » en|burghership


    Inter: trans-top » citizen of a borough or town
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kaupunkilainen

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|cittadino

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » prosperous member of the community
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|porvari
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bourgeois|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|borghese|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » burgher
    Translation: fr » burgher
    Translation: ko » burgher
    Translation: mg » burgher
    Translation: pl » burgher
    Translation: sv » burgher
    Translation: te » burgher
    Translation: vi » burgher
    Translation: zh » burgher

    Burgher at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » burgher


    Inter: wikipedia » Burgher people

    Alternative forms

    * Burger


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • A member of a mixed race ethnic group of Sri Lanka, consisting of descendants of European colonists and local people.


    Inter: trans-top » member of Sri Lankan ethnic group
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Burgher|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: ru » Burgher