Definitions for urbaneɜrˈbeɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. having polish and suavity in manner or style; sophisticated.

Origin of urbane:

1525–35; (< MF urbain) < L urbānus (see urban )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. polished, refined, svelte, urbane(adj)

    showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience

    "his polished manner"; "maintained an urbane tone in his letters"


  1. urbane(Adjective)

    Courteous, polite, refined, and suave.

  2. Origin: Existing since the sixteenth century in the sense of “appropriate to a city”: from urbain or from urbanus (from urbs, “city”).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Urbane(adj)

    courteous in manners; polite; refined; elegant


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