urban

[ur-buhn]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or designating a city or town.
2.
living in a city.
3.
characteristic of or accustomed to cities; citified: He is an urban type.

Origin:
1610–20; < Latin urbānus, equivalent to urb- (stem of urbs) city + -ānus -an

antiurban, adjective
nonurban, adjective
semiurban, adjective
unurban, adjective

1. rural, suburban, urban (see synonym study at rural) ; 2. urban, urbane.
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Urban I

[ur-buhn]
noun
Saint, pope a.d. 222–230.

Urban II

noun
(OdoorOtho) c1042–99, French ecclesiastic: pope 1088–99.

Urban III

noun
(Uberto Crivelli) Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1185–87.

Urban IV

noun
(Jacques Pantaléon) died 1264, French ecclesiastic: pope 1261–64.

Urban V

noun
(Guillaume de Grimoard) c1310–70, French ecclesiastic: pope 1362–70.

Urban VI

noun
(Bartolomeo Prignano) c1318–89, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1378–89.

Urban VII

noun
(Giovanni Battista Castagna) 1521–90, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1590.

Urban VIII

noun
(Maffeo Barberini) 1568–1644, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1623–44.
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urban (ˈɜːbən)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or constituting a city or town
2.  living in a city or town
3.  Compare rural (of music) emerging and developing in densely populated areas of large cities, esp those populated by people of African or Caribbean origin
 
[C17: from Latin urbānus, from urbs city]

Urban II (ˈɜːbən)
 
n
original name Odo or Udo. ?1042--99, French ecclesiastic; pope (1088--99). He inaugurated the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont (1095)

Urban VI
 
n
original name Bartolomeo Prignano ?1318--89, Italian ecclesiastic; pope (1378--89). His policies led to the election of an antipope by the French cardinals, thus beginning the Great Schism in the West

Urban VIII
 
n
original name Maffeo Barberini. 1568--1644, Italian ecclesiastic; pope (1623--44) during the Thirty Years' War, in which he supported Richelieu against the Hapsburgs

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Main Entry:  urban
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Definition:  See urban contemporary
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Word Origin & History

urban
"characteristic of city life," 1619 (but rare before 1830s), from L. urbanus "of or pertaining to a city or city life," as a noun, "city dweller," from urbs (gen. urbis) "city," of unknown origin. The word gradually emerged in this sense as urbane became restricted to manners
and styles of expression. Urban renewal, euphemistic for "slum clearance," is recorded from 1955.
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Example sentences
For an individual urban property owner it has some benefits, but not as a means
  of feeding a city, or dealing with it's wastes.
Septic systems work well in rural and some suburban settings, where sewers are
  necessary in urban areas by today's standards.
Many urban and city areas have farmers markets as well.
Most employers seek persons who have a master's degree in city planning or
  urban design.
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