The component or area remote from a central district, as of a city or town. Usually utilized in the plural: on outskirts of Paris.
a far more remote part of a town or town; the periphery, environs; a suburb
a component remote through the center, and near the exterior advantage; edge; -- generally into the plural.
A section or part that dresses, runs, or lies along the advantage or boundary of a specified location; a border or edge area; a purlieu: utilized chiefly within the plural: because, the borders of a forest or of a town; the borders of technology.
an integral part of the town far-removed from the center