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adjective ur·ban \ˈər-bən\

Definition of urban

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

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Origin and Etymology of urban

Latin urbanus, from urbs city


Urban

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biographical name Ur·ban \ˈər-bən\

Definition of Urban

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



URBAN Defined for English Language Learners

urban

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Definition of urban for English Language Learners

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


URBAN Defined for Kids

urban

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adjective ur·ban \ˈər-bən\

Definition of urban for Students

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



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