[ ur-buh n ]
/ ˈɜr bən /
of, relating to, or designating a city or town.
living in a city.
characteristic of or accustomed to cities; citified: He is an urban type.
Words nearby urban
Origin of urban
1610–20; < Latin urbānus, equivalent to urb- (stem of urbs) city + -ānus -an
OTHER WORDS FROM urbanan·ti·ur·ban, adjectivenon·ur·ban, adjectivesem·i·ur·ban, adjectiveun·ur·ban, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-urban
/ (ˈɜːbən) /
of, relating to, or constituting a city or town
living in a city or town
(of music) emerging and developing in densely populated areas of large cities, esp those populated by people of African or Caribbean originCompare rural
Word Origin for urban
C17: from Latin urbānus, from urbs city
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