commuter belt

commuter belts
N-COUNT
A commuter belt is the area surrounding a large city, where many people who work in the city live.

...people who live in the commuter belt around the capital.

...a commuter-belt town.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • commuter belt — UK US noun [C] mainly UK ► an area around a city where many people who work in the city live: »In the London commuter belt, house prices rose by up to 13.6% …   Financial and business terms

  • commuter belt — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms commuter belt : singular commuter belt plural commuter belts British an area surrounding a large city where many people who work in that city live …   English dictionary

  • Commuter Belt — Aire urbaine de Londres L aire urbaine de Londres (en anglais London metropolitan area[1] ou Southeast metropolitan area [2] ou encore London commuter belt) désigne l aire urbaine située autour du Grand Londres pour laquelle il existe un réseau… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • commuter belt — /kəˈmjutə bɛlt/ (say kuh myoohtuh belt) noun the area around a city from which workers commute …   Australian English dictionary

  • commuter belt — com muter .belt n BrE an area around a large city, from which many people travel to work every day …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • commuter belt — a suburban region housing many people who commute to a nearby city in which they work. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • commuter belt — noun A zone surrounding a metropolitan area or city from which commuters travel to the area or city to work …   Wiktionary

  • commuter belt — noun (C) an area around a large city from which many people travel to work every day …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • commuter belt — a suburban region housing many people who commute to a nearby city in which they work. [1960 65] …   Useful english dictionary

  • London commuter belt — The London commuter belt is the metropolitan area surrounding London, England from which it is possible to commute to work in the capital. It is alternatively known as the London metropolitan area [… …   Wikipedia

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