WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ur•ban /ˈɜrbən/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. of, relating to, or making up a city or town:urban areas.
  2. living in a city:the urban population.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ur•ban  (ûrbən),USA pronunciation  adj. 
  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.
  • Latin urbānus, equivalent. to urb- (stem of urbs) city + -ānus -an
  • 1610–20


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



'urban' also found in these entries:
Collocations: urban [housing, planning, infrastructure, living, homes], lives in an urban [area, neighborhood, development], urban and [central, rural, suburban] areas, more...

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