What does URBAN mean?

Definitions for URBANˈɜr bən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word URBAN.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. urban(adj)

    relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area

    "urban sociology"; "urban development"

  2. urban(adj)

    located in or characteristic of a city or city life

    "urban property owners"; "urban affairs"; "urban manners"


  1. urban(Adjective)

    Related to the (or any) city.

  2. urban(Adjective)

    Characteristic of city life.

  3. Urban(ProperNoun)

    , rather rare in English.

  4. Urban(ProperNoun)

    An early Christian, also Urbane and Urbanus in various versions of the Bible.

  5. Origin: Urbanus, name of eight early popes, from urbanus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Urban(adj)

    of or belonging to a city or town; as, an urban population

  2. Urban(adj)

    belonging to, or suiting, those living in a city; cultivated; polite; urbane; as, urban manners


  1. Urban

    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

  1. Urban

    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. urbanusurbs, a city.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Urban

    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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'URBAN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1930

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'URBAN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2358

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'URBAN' in Adjectives Frequency: #250

Anagrams for URBAN »

  1. Buran, unbar


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of URBAN in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of URBAN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anna Hakkarainen:

    Lapland is the antithesis to the urban hustle and bustle.

  2. Cuyahoga Republican Party:

    We need candidates and elected officials who actually have an urban agenda.

  3. Gary Johnson:

    Families with children are indicator species about the health of an urban neighborhood.

  4. Joan Clos:

    The fact that urban growth is less and less planned is a very, very worrisome situation.

  5. Graeme Smith:

    Once they get inside an urban area, your air assets and artillery become much less useful.

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