WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
ur•ban /ˈɝbən/USA pronunciation adj.  of, relating to, or making up a city or town:urban areas. living in a city:the urban population.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

urban /ˈɜːbən/ adj
  1. of, relating to, or constituting a city or town
  2. living in a city or town
  3. (of music) emerging and developing in densely populated areas of large cities, esp those populated by people of African or Caribbean origin
    Compare rural
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin urbānus, from urbs city



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