[in-ter-ur-buh n]


of, located in, or operating between two or more cities or towns.


a train, bus, etc., or a transportation system operating between cities.

Origin of interurban

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; inter- + urban Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for interurban

civic, civil, municipal, urban, burghal, citified, interurban, megalopolitan

Examples from the Web for interurban

Contemporary Examples of interurban

Historical Examples of interurban

  • The interurban is bringing a lot more business to Montgomery.

    Otherwise Phyllis

    Meredith Nicholson

  • All the other towns, Guests, Fillmore—all the rest of them—are on the railroad or interurban.


    George Looms

  • This is now occupied by the interurban railway as their depot.

  • In other words, why should Holtville be the terminal of the Holtville interurban?

    Our Railroads To-Morrow

    Edward Hungerford

  • The automobile is being overhauled so we came on the interurban.

Word Origin and History for interurban

1883, from inter- + urban.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper