What does urban mean?

Definitions for urban
ˈɜr bənur·ban

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. urban(Adjective)

    Related to the (or any) city.

    Etymology: Urbanus, name of eight early popes, from urbanus.

  2. urban(Adjective)

    Characteristic of city life.

    Etymology: Urbanus, name of eight early popes, from urbanus.

  3. Urban(ProperNoun)

    A male given name from Latin

    Etymology: Latin Urbānus, name of eight early popes, from urbānus ("of the town or city, urbane") .

  4. Urban(ProperNoun)

    A patronymic surname.

    Etymology: Latin Urbānus, name of eight early popes, from urbānus ("of the town or city, urbane") .

  5. Urban(ProperNoun)

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

    Grete wel Vrban, oure helpere in Crist Jhesus, and Stacchen, my derlyng.

    Etymology: Latin Urbānus, name of eight early popes, from urbānus ("of the town or city, urbane") .

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

Freebase

  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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of urban in a Sentence

  1. Stacy Moore:

    Some pieces of this are playing out all over the country, especially in urban and rural places that are dealing with extreme amounts of poverty and trauma.

  2. Alice Taylor:

    There’s an assumption ... that child marriage ... happens only in the most remote and rural areas of Brazil. But the research shows it happens also in urban areas and in state capitals, like Belem and Sao Luis.

  3. Former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening:

    He understands what it is like to be the top elected official in a really challenging urban area, including the area of law enforcement, what you've got here is a powder keg in the sense that the community doesn't trust the police and the police doesn't trust the community, amidst a growing sense of poverty and inequity and hopelessness.

  4. Jeffreti Chara:

    Production has improved dramatically since I started using a solar-powered machine, boosting my income from around $50 to $90 a month, solar energy has improved my family’s quality of life such that there is not much difference between us and people in the urban areas.

  5. Jo Barnes:

    Perhaps it is not surprising that profit margins take precedence over public health, but with transport emissions the main contributor to urban air pollution, resulting in nearly 10,000 early deaths a year in London alone ... the public should be utterly outraged.

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