civic

adjective

civ·​ic ˈsi-vik How to pronounce civic (audio)
: of or relating to a citizen, a city, citizenship, or community affairs
civic duty
civic pride
civic leaders
civically 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 In the face of such widespread injury, the Kyiv government has turned to Ukraine’s now-famous civic tech infrastructure for help. Peter Guest, WIRED, 16 Feb. 2024 Please list the highlights of your civic involvement/activism: Since 2015 the majority of my civic involvement has been focused on the professional development of attorneys. Harriet Ramos, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 Feb. 2024 Stewart’s meatier response to his critics on this front was buried in the monologue — in an admonition that the oxygen and attention the election would inevitably consume should be tempered by sustained civic participation. Lili Loofbourow, Washington Post, 13 Feb. 2024 Restoration of the traditional civic mission of public universities — providing a blend of liberal-arts and American civic education to future leaders — offers even left-leaning administrators and trustees a path toward meeting their enlightened self-interest. Paul O. Carrese, National Review, 13 Feb. 2024 No Please list your highlights of civic involvement Combat veteran. Charlotte Observer, 13 Feb. 2024 Sports teams can often serve as a symbol of nationalism, or civic pride. Joshua Rapp Learn, Discover Magazine, 13 Feb. 2024 Growing up in The Ville neighborhood in St. Louis, my community was full of Black cultural, civic, and business leaders: doctors, lawyers, teachers, politicians, and entrepreneurs. TIME, 9 Feb. 2024 There is already some fine precedent for civic stock ownership set by Green Bay Wisconsin’s NFL Green Bay Packers. Reader Commentary, Baltimore Sun, 9 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Latin civicus, from civis citizen — more at city

First Known Use

1655, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of civic was in 1655

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Cite this Entry

“Civic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/civic. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

civic

adjective
civ·​ic ˈsiv-ik How to pronounce civic (audio)
: of or relating to a citizen, a city, or citizenship
civic pride
civic duty
civically adverb

Legal Definition

civic

adjective
civ·​ic ˈsi-vik How to pronounce civic (audio)
: of or relating to a citizen, a city, citizenship, or civil affairs

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