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urban

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adjective ur·ban \ˈər-bən\

Simple Definition of urban

  • : of or relating to cities and the people who live in them

Full Definition of urban

  1. :  of, relating to, characteristic of, or constituting a city

Origin of urban

Latin urbanus, from urbs city


First Known Use: 1619

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Urban

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biographical name Ur·ban \ˈər-bən\

Definition of Urban

  1. name of 8 popes: especially II (Odo play \ˈō-(ˌ)dō\ of Lagery ) ca 1035–1099 (pope 1088–99)



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URBAN Defined for Kids

urban

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adjective ur·ban \ˈər-bən\

Definition of urban

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a city <urban life>




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