urbane

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj urbane showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience "his polished manner","maintained an urbane tone in his letters"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1924, Pope Urban VIII threatened to excommunicate snuff users.
    • a Urbane Courteous in manners; polite; refined; elegant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The US President's Cabinet is composed of: the Attorney General, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Interior, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Health/Human Services, the Secretary of Housing/Urban Development, the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Secretary of Education.
    • urbane Of or belonging to a city or town; urban.
    • urbane Civil; courteous; polite; usually, in a stronger sense, very polite; suave; elegant or refined: as, a man of urbane manners.
    • urbane Synonyms Civil, Courteous, etc. See polite.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Urbane pertaining to, or influenced by, a city: civilised: refined: courteous
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Quotations

  • Marshall Mcluhan
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    “The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Urban
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. urbanusurbs, a city.

Usage

In literature:

The code of honor was fixed; justice had taken well-defined forms; social life had ripened to genial urbanity.
"Ireland, Historic and Picturesque" by Charles Johnston
Puy-de-Dome; the birthplace of Pascal, Gregory of Tours, and Dessaix, and where, in 1095, Pope Urban II.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Mr. Buckingham Smith instantly became the urbane and alert showman.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
D'URBAN'S GROUP FROM THE WEST.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
Also in this class were the independent urban craftsmen who were not town freemen.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
The institution of the Angelus is by some ascribed to Pope Urban II., by some to John XXII.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
But, on the other hand, urban life offers the young no gratification for their desires and curiosities.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Or an inter-urban trolley winging its way through the dusk like a casket of golden light?
"Mince Pie" by Christopher Darlington Morley
The Chinese are gentle, urbane, seeking only justice and freedom.
"The Problem of China" by Bertrand Russell
D'URBAN, January 3, 1876.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XVII. No. 101. May, 1876." by Various
It is an attempt to insert urban features into a country-side.
"Ancient Town-Planning" by F. Haverfield
The host, indeed, barred the doorway with his urbane figure.
"The Lion's Share" by E. Arnold Bennett
An acre is about 4 tan 10 bu or 1,200 bu or tsubo (an urban measure).
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
I drove to Paddington Station under the influence of his urbanity.
"Jaffery" by William J. Locke
In the Volksraad there was such a representation: there were forty-two rural members and eighteen urban members.
"Liberalism and the Social Problem" by Winston Spencer Churchill
On the whole, therefore, there is firm ground for hope as the Negro becomes adjusted to the urban environment.
"The Negro at Work in New York City" by George Edmund Haynes
He had many talks with Urban, and made himself very agreeable.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
Urban interests have grown powerful.
"Church Cooperation in Community Life" by Paul L. Vogt
The scene is again laid principally in London, and again an odd company of types converse and have urbane adventures.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
Soon after the battle of Montaperti, Urban IV.
"Dante: His Times and His Work" by Arthur John Butler
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In poetry:

That Crusher looked, and said,
With unimpaired urbanity,
"SIR HERBERT, you've a head
That teems with inhumanity.
"Phrenology" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"We won't pretend, my lad, as how
We're glad to lose our REECE;
Urbane, polite, he suited quite
The saucy MANTELPIECE.
"The Martinet" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Boccaccio was a novelist, a child
Of fancy and of fiction at the best!
This the urbane librarian said, and smiled
Incredulous, as at some idle jest.
"Monte Cassino. Terra Di Lavoro. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Yes! urban is your Muse, and owns
An empire based on London stones;
Yet flow'rs, as mountain violets sweet,
Spring from the pavement 'neath her feet.
"To Austin Dobson" by William Watson
Than, in this hamlet of the plain,
A less sublime repose to gain,
Where Nature, genial and urbane,
To man defers,
Yielding to us the right to reign,
Which yet is hers.
"In Laleham Churchyard" by William Watson
Be courteous! is nothing helpful half so cheap
As kind urbanity that doth so much of gladness bring;
More precious too than all the treasures of the deep,
Making the winter of discomfort seem like joyous spring.
"Be Courteous" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Arrowmont says it didn't want urban area for new site.
More money than she'd ever make as an urban teacher.
Except for a few short performances, Keith Urban has cleared his calendar for the remainder of the year.
Reviewed by William L Urban.
University of Northern Colorado senior Artie Mae Grisby, 79, takes notes during her American History 1600-1877 class at UNC's Center for Urban Education.
Homeless Shelter Turns Barren Lot Into Urban Garden.
Urban Forester Mark Bays discusses what can harm your trees.
Greg Mattison will 'always' be friends with Urban Meyer, but this week he's all about Michigan.
Underground, Urban February 14, 2012.
If you want a trendy piece but don't want to have to venture into an indoor mall, visit the teen-style store Urban Angels at Tempe Marketplace.
Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman Take Stand Against Coal Mining.
Probably traveled 100 miles into 'highly congested urban area'.
"Friends" exec producer David Crane came to Summer TV Press Tour 2006 over the weekend to promote his next all-white ensemble sitcom about a bunch of people living in an urban East Coast setting - this time Philly.
There's no glitz or urban excitement or crowds here.
What Urban Outfitters was to my college years, Anthropologie is to my young-adult years.
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In science:

The scale-dependence of degree distributions indicate that the degree statistics alone does not give us the enough information to reach a qualified conclusion on the structure of urban spatial networks.
Comparative Study of Cities as Complex Networks
Wilson, Entropy in Urban and Regional Model ling, Pion Press, London (1970).
Comparative Study of Cities as Complex Networks
The dual graph representation has been extensively studied in space syntax theory which is instrumental in predicting human behavior in urban environments.
Sestieri of Venice
There is a long tradition of research articulating urban environment form using graph-theoretic principles originating from the paper of Leonard Euler (see ).
Sestieri of Venice
We shall call a planar graph representing the Euclidean space embedding of an urban network as its primary graph.
Sestieri of Venice
The implementation of spectral approach removes indeterminacies of the empirical clique concatenation techniques used in space syntax analysis of urban textures, .
Sestieri of Venice
Dual city graphs are extensively investigated within the concept of space syntax, a theory developed in the late 1970s, that seeks to reveal the mutual effects of complex spatial urban networks on society and vice versa, [1, 2].
Transport Networks Revisited: Why Dual Graphs?
Similar results also exist for vehicular movement showing that the spatial configuration of the urban grid is by itself a consistent factor driving transport flows.
Transport Networks Revisited: Why Dual Graphs?
Eq.(3) shows that the nodes of a dual graph representing the open spaces in the spatial network of an urban environment should have an individual meaning being an entity characterized by the certain traffic volume capacity.
Transport Networks Revisited: Why Dual Graphs?
In the present paper, we discuss the application of Markov processes to urban studies.
Exploring Urban Environments By Random Walks
Random walks help us to explore the structural properties of complex urban networks which cannot be detected by the usual methods designed primarily to unravel the structures of large quasi-random graphs.
Exploring Urban Environments By Random Walks
The number of neighbors a node has at a distance d in the dual graph quantifies the relative structural importance of the location in the urban environment, .
Exploring Urban Environments By Random Walks
From Euler’s time, urban design and townscape studies were the sources of inspiration for the network analysis and graph theory.
Exploring Urban Environments By Random Walks
Wilson, Entropy in Urban and Regional Model ling, Pion Press, London (1970).
Exploring Urban Environments By Random Walks
First, it generates all rays to entirely cover the open space of an urban environment.
AxialGen: A Research Prototype for Automatically Generating the Axial Map
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