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urban

relating to a city; characteristic of city life: There are many benefits to urban living.
Not to be confused with:
urbane – polished and elegant in manner or style; suave; cosmopolitan: He has a sophisticated, urbane way about him. [Urban and urbane once meant the same thing: belonging to a city. Both words are derived from the Latin urbanis. Later, urbane developed the more specialized sense of refined, polite, and elegant, which were considered to be characteristics of those who lived in cities rather than those living in the country.]
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ur·ban

 (ûr′bən)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or located in a city.
2. Characteristic of the city or city life.

[Latin urbānus, from urbs, urb-, city; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]
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urban

(ˈɜːbən)
adj
1. (Human Geography) of, relating to, or constituting a city or town
2. (Human Geography) living in a city or town
3. (Pop Music) (of music) emerging and developing in densely populated areas of large cities, esp those populated by people of African or Caribbean origin. Compare rural
[C17: from Latin urbānus, from urbs city]
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ur•ban

(ˈɜr bən)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or comprising a city or town.
2. living in a city.
3. characteristic of or accustomed to cities; citified.
[1610–20; < Latin urbānus=urb-, s. of urbs city + -ānus -an1]
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urban

, urbane - Urban refers to a city; urbane means polished and smooth, as in a person's demeanor.
See also related terms for polished.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.urban - relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated areaurban - relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area; "urban sociology"; "urban development"
2.urban - located in or characteristic of a city or city lifeurban - located in or characteristic of a city or city life; "urban property owners"; "urban affairs"; "urban manners"
rural - living in or characteristic of farming or country life; "rural people"; "large rural households"; "unpaved rural roads"; "an economy that is basically rural"
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urban

adjective civic, city, town, metropolitan, municipal, dorp (S. African), inner-city Most urban areas are close to a park.
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urban

adjective
Of, in, or belonging to a city:
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Translations
مَدَني، خاص بالمَدينَه
městskýUrban
by-bymæssig
Urpo
Urban
borgar-
pilsētas-
Urban
Urban
Urban
mestenUrban
Urban
kentsel

urban

[ˈɜːbən]
A. ADJurbano
B. CPD urban guerrilla Nguerrillero/a m/f urbano/a
urban myth Nleyenda f urbana
urban renewal Nrenovación f urbana
urban sprawl Nextensión f urbana
urban warfare Nguerrilla f urbana
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urban

[ˈɜːrbən] adj [area, population] → urbain(e)urban blight ndégradation f urbaineurban clearway nrue f à stationnement interditurban conservation area nzone f urbaine protégéeurban development naménagement m urbainurban development zone nzone f à urbaniser en priorité, ZUP f
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urban

adjstädtisch; life alsoin der Stadt; urban decayVerfall mder Städte; urban motorwayStadtautobahn f; urban Americadas städtische Amerika; urban clearwayStadtautobahn f

urban

:
urban centre, (US) urban center
n (= town)Ballungsgebiet nt; (= town centre)Stadtzentrum nt
urban development
nStadtentwicklung f
urban dweller
nStadtbewohner(in) m(f)

urban

:
urban planning
nStadtplanung f
urban renewal
nStadterneuerung f
urban warfare
nStadtkampf m
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urban

[ˈɜːbən] adjurbano/a
urban sprawl → sviluppo urbanistico incontrollato, espansione f urbana tentacolare
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urban

(ˈəːbən) adjective
of, consisting of, or living in, a city or town. He dislikes urban life; urban traffic.
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urban

adj urbano
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References in classic literature ?
'Tis not a long time since the late cardinal burnt Urban Grandier, though."
"My friend, Urban Grandier wasn't a sorcerer, he was a learned man.
Urban Dagonet of Washington Square, who, in order to have the pleasure of meeting her, had broken through his fixed rule of not dining out between January and April.
"In the meantime original work of a high order was being produced both in England and America by such writers as Bradley, Stout, Bertrand Russell, Baldwin, Urban, Montague, and others, and a new interest in foreign works, German, French and Italian, which had either become classical or were attracting public attention, had developed.
His coat would hardly have passed muster in San Francisco; his foot-gear was not of urban origin, and the hat that lay by him on the floor (he was the only one uncovered) was such that if one had considered it as an article of mere personal adornment he would have missed its meaning.
An oppressed class under the sway of the feudal nobility, an armed and self-governing association in the mediaeval commune; here independent urban republic (as in Italy and Germany), there taxable "third estate" of the monarchy (as in France), afterwards, in the period of manufacture proper, serving either the semi-feudal or the absolute monarchy as a counterpoise against the nobility, and, in fact, corner-stone of the great monarchies in general, the bourgeoisie has at last, since the establishment of Modern Industry and of the world-market, conquered for itself, in the modern representative State, exclusive political sway.
It has created enormous cities, has greatly increased the urban population as compared with the rural, and has thus rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life.
You seem almost like a coquette, upon my life you do--a coquette of the first urban water!
This was Corpus Christi Day, a feast founded by Pope Urban IV in 1264.
"Your Company has been, then, to bow knee before our holy father, the Pope Urban, the prop and centre of Christendom?" asked Alleyne, much interested.
The mono-rail cable standard became a striking fact in urban landscape, for the most part stout iron erections rather like tapering trestles, and painted a bright bluish green.
The known part of the route from an arboreal ancestor with a swim bladder to an urban descendant with a cigarette.