Recent Examples of urban from the Web
Mayor Dave Uran said her request would need to go before the council’s ordinance committee, but that the city typically has turned down the idea of urban farming.
The Whole Foods hives join a small but growing effort trying to help in urban Boise, such as the apiary on the BSU campus and the hives at the Boise Urban Garden School.
The extraordinary rescue of the youth soccer squad has been a rare cause for cheer in a nation that has endured four years of military governance and a growing rural-urban divide.
In urban Alaska, TB patients include many Asian or Pacific Islander immigrants who contracted the disease in their home country.
From my perspective the biggest challenge our leaders face is leveling the playing field between rural and urban communities.
Despite the gains made earlier in the decade in the Civil Rights Movement, racial unrest bubbled in urban centers.
Current conditions result from decades of pollution and overuse from multiple sources - urban, rural, agricultural, residential and industrial.
Stark polarization in the country is nothing new (urban vs. rural, conservative vs. liberal, Fox vs. MSNBC, whites vs. everyone else), but through his words and actions, Trump seems to have brought out a particular venom.
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The suburbs vs. the urbs
Given that most of the common words in our language beginning sub- tend to have meanings concerned with “beneath” (as in subterranean and submarine) or “less than” (as with subpar), you would be forgiven for assuming that the suburbs were so named because of their location below, or their status as less than, their urban counterparts. Not so, however: sub- may have other meanings at the beginning of a word; in this case, it indicates not depth or inferiority, but proximity. In other words, the suburbs are a region close to the urbs.
Is urbs an English word? Yes; it is rarely used, but it refers typically to a city, particularly when distinguished from a suburb.
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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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