Definition of urban
: of, relating to, characteristic of, or constituting a city
Recent Examples of urban from the Web
The sense of privacy and oneness with nature is remarkable in a relatively small building on a relatively small urban lot.
Ann Fege, chairwoman of the city’s Community Forest Advisory Board, has also complained that the new budget shows a lack of commitment to the five-year urban forestry plan the city adopted in early 2016.
Jefferson, which bears the name of the nation's third president, is the latest casualty in the urban school district whose debts are so unsustainable the state has to bail it out nearly every payday.
Restoration Emporium offers vintage and vintage-inspired farmhouse and urban decor.
Vaughn Drinkard has created an urban oasis next door to his home on Government Street near downtown Mobile.
Many of the early settlers to Oregon were from Southern states and brought with them negative attitudes about blacks, said Karen Gibson, a professor of urban studies at Portland State University.
Someday urban planners and retail executives may want to debrief Robert Sietsema.
The team’s plan calls for an urban market area and an interactive fountain, among other features, under the tall span.
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Origin and Etymology of urban
Latin urbanus, from urbs city
First Known Use: circa 1634See Words from the same year
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Definition of urban for English Language Learners
: of or relating to cities and the people who live in them
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Definition of urban for Students
: of, relating to, or being a city urban life
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