civ·​ic | \ ˈsi-vik How to pronounce civic (audio) \

Definition of civic

: of or relating to a citizen, a city, citizenship, or community affairs civic duty civic pride civic leaders

Other Words from civic

civically \ ˈsi-​vi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce civic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of civic in a Sentence

Recent improvements to the downtown area are a point of civic pride. the library association and other civic groups Voting is your civic duty.
Recent Examples on the Web Rudolph’s statement was echoed by Darvell Powell, founder and president of Black Young Professionals (BYP) of Metro Detroit, which began as a meetup group in 2015 but has become increasingly committed to civic engagement through the years. Scott Talley,, 2 Aug. 2022 The City Parks Foundation, a nonprofit focused on civic engagement with New York City’s public parks, approached the 23-year-old MC last year to perform as part of its long-running SummerStage series. Jeff Ihaza, Rolling Stone, 21 July 2022 For those who remain on the wrong side of the digital divide, economic, educational, and civic engagement opportunities are increasingly out of reach. Wired, 19 July 2022 The best response to this isn’t to give up on civic engagement—it’s to increase it. Emma Marris, The New Republic, 19 July 2022 This prestigious award is given to cities that centralize civic engagement as a method of resolving local concerns. Anchorage Daily News, 15 June 2022 Events include an exploration of cuisine, culture, and civic engagement. Ashley Vaughan And Ryan Bergeron, CNN, 14 June 2022 Counselor Amy Burke called Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology valedictorian Samad Hakani a student of both computational physics and civic engagement. Hunter Boyce, ajc, 13 June 2022 With over 120 corporate and civic team members from sponsoring companies participating, Habitat of Humanity was joined by businesses and residents in cleaning up and repairing the veterans’ living spaces. Brett Shweky,, 24 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of civic

1655, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for civic

Latin civicus, from civis citizen — more at city

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8 Aug 2022

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“Civic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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civ·​ic | \ ˈsi-vik How to pronounce civic (audio) \

Kids Definition of civic

: of or relating to a citizen, a city, or citizenship civic pride civic duty


civ·​ic | \ ˈsi-vik How to pronounce civic (audio) \

Legal Definition of civic

: of or relating to a citizen, a city, citizenship, or civil affairs

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