What does urbane mean?

Definitions for urbaneɜrˈbeɪn

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

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of urbane in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of urbane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Phyllis McGinley:

    Who could deny that privacy is a jewel? It has always been the mark of privilege, the distinguishing feature of a truly urbane culture. Out of the cave, the tribal teepee, the pueblo, the community fortress, man emerged to build himself a house of his own with a shelter in it for himself and his diversions. Every age has seen it so. The poor might have to huddle together in cities for need's sake, and the frontiersman cling to his neighbors for the sake of protection. But in each civilization, as it advanced, those who could afford it chose the luxury of a withdrawing-place.

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