relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area
"urban sociology"; "urban development"
located in or characteristic of a city or city life
"urban property owners"; "urban affairs"; "urban manners"
Related to the (or any) city.
Characteristic of city life.
, rather rare in English.
An early Christian, also Urbane and Urbanus in various versions of the Bible.
Origin: Urbanus, name of eight early popes, from urbanus.
of or belonging to a city or town; as, an urban population
belonging to, or suiting, those living in a city; cultivated; polite; urbane; as, urban manners
Urban was a Danish free daily newspaper owned by Det Berlingske Officin. It was launched on September 24, 2001, shortly after the competing free daily MetroXpress. Circulation in second half of 2008 was 196,752. It closed on January 12, 2012.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ur′ban, adj. of or belonging to a city.—adj. Urbāne′, pertaining to, or influenced by, a city: civilised: refined: courteous.—adv. Urbāne′ly.—n. Urban′ity, the quality of being urbane: refinement: politeness.—Urbi et orbi='to the city and to the world,' a form used in the publication of papal bulls, for the purpose of signifying their formal promulgation to the entire Catholic world, as well as to the city of Rome. [L. urbanus—urbs, a city.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the name of eight Popes: Urban I., Pope from 223 to 230; Urban II., Pope from 1088 to 1099, warm promoter of the first Crusade; Urban III., Pope from 1185 to 1187; Urban IV., Pope from 1261 to 1264; Urban V., Pope from 1362 to 1370, man of an ascetic temper; Urban VI., Pope from 1378 to 1389, in his reign the schism in the papacy began which lasted 40 years; Urban VII., Pope in 1590; and Urban VIII., Pope from 1623 to 1644, founded the College de Propaganda Fide.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'urban' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1930
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'urban' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2358
Rank popularity for the word 'urban' in Adjectives Frequency: #250
The numerical value of urban in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of urban in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There's this increasing growth of urban refugees... many of them are going to be living in very poor urban conditions.
They go on to disseminate this urban style to a much wider audience, and the Superstar becomes this extremely graphic, very visual signifier of urban fashion.
A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork. What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand, is that the two statements are connected by an and not by a but.
I think we need to have as serious conversation about that, i think rural America needs to understand what urban America feels. Urban America needs to understand the culture of rural America. But I think together we have got to go forward to make certain that people who should not be having these weapons do not have them.
We understood that Urban Outfitters’ target market was young people and considered that using a noticeably underweight model was likely to impress upon that audience that the image was representative of the people who might wear Urban Outfitters’ clothing, and as being something to aspire to, we therefore concluded that the ad was irresponsible.
Images & Illustrations of urban
Translations for urban
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- حضري, متمدنArabic
- urbàCatalan, Valencian
- Stadt-, urban, städtischGerman
- urbaan, stads-, stedelijkDutch
- gradski, градскиSerbo-Croatian
Get even more translations for urban »
Find a translation for the urban definition in other languages:
Select another language: