Recent Examples of urban from the Web
The collection quickly grew as Boston’s urban landscape changed dramatically.
The disagreement is also likely to further discourage people from registering, even in urban centers that in theory are safer than rural regions under insurgent control.
But some transplants come from wealth, gentrifying the urban centers of Northern California and expanding the class gaps within them.
The jobs pilot, still in its early stages, is among the most radical and innovative attempts to tackle the unemployment crisis that has left an economic depression in Milwaukee's urban center.
And, of course, the camping thing: with no nearby urban centers, Sasquatch-goers must come prepared to enjoy the great outdoors along with their music.
The staggering casualty toll — 57 dead and 119 wounded — underscored the struggles the government faces to rein in militant assaults even in large and well-protected urban centers.
The new urban landscape connects Case Western Reserve University, cutting through the Cleveland Museum of Art's Fine Arts Garden area, then to the Maltz Performing Arts Center in The Temple - Tifereth Israel, across 105th Street.
The theatrical Mexican theme of this building type also served to mark Taco Bell’s place on the urban and suburban landscape.
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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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