urban

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj urban located in or characteristic of a city or city life "urban property owners","urban affairs","urban manners"
    • adj urban relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area "urban sociology","urban development"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1924, Pope Urban VIII threatened to excommunicate snuff users.
    • Urban Belonging to, or suiting, those living in a city; cultivated; polite; urbane; as, urban manners.
    • Urban Of or belonging to a city or town; as, an urban population.
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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.
    • urban Of or belonging to a city or town; resembling a city; characteristic of a city; situated or living in towns or cities: as, an urban population; urban districts.
    • urban Civil; courteous in manners; polite. [In this sense urbane is now used.]
    • n urban One who belongs to or lives in a town or city.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Urban ur′ban of or belonging to a city
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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
L. urbanus, belonging to the ity or town, refined, polished, fr. urbs, urbis, a city: cf. F. urbain,. Cf. Urbane
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. urbanusurbs, a city.

Usage

In literature:

Galileo thought that Urban was his friend, and he knew that Urban, in his heart, believed in the theory of Copernicus.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12" by Elbert Hubbard
Mr. Wilkinson was far more affable and urbane with her than any one whom Pollyooly had ever met.
"Happy Pollyooly" by Edgar Jepson
Together they make a fine collection, and it is a pity that Urban VIII.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
But many more are being ruined by the steady advance of standard urban sprawl.
"The Nation's River" by United States Department of the Interior
Their callings have there become important urban industries.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
In reality many Negroes, especially those from the urban centers, particularly resented southern officers.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
Urbanity, as well as to present a united front to any and all worlds.
"The Galaxy Primes" by Edward Elmer Smith
It would be to filch from the city of St.-Remi and of Clovis, of Urban II.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
We found our sarcastic little skipper in the blandest and most urbane humour.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
Noise and hurry furnish a mental tension that charges the urban atmosphere with excitement.
"Society" by Henry Kalloch Rowe
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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:

In Joyful Documentary 'Rize,' Urban Dance Defies Gravity.
With more urban sprawl, and less open land, the acres kept in farm production provide a haven for the animals.
Her most recent book, Urban Farms, was published in June 2012.
Keith Urban's Birthday Gift for His Wife.
Gerritsen leaves the urban hospital setting of her first two successful thrillers (Harvest.
world tour with Keith Urban.
Bogart 's background as an urban economist brings with it a philosophy that metropolitan areas operate as an economic unit.
Urban Parisian Vines Produce Wine With A Drop Of History.
New Film Probes 'Real' Urban Legend.
Coach Urban Meyer put out an APB for tough guys.
Urban wineries and retailers pair with eateries to build business.
Urban farming shows its "Growing Power".
What Hong Kong Can Teach New Yorkers About Cramped Urban Living.
In launching Madsoul, an urban streetwear label, in 2000, Marc D'Amelio raised guerrilla marketing to an art form.
An Urban Parent's Guide to Raising Cultured Children.
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In science:

Different models of random walks on the dual graphs of compact urban structures are considered.
Random Walks Along the Streets and Canals in Compact Cities: Spectral analysis, Dynamical Modularity, Information, and Statistical Mechanics
Studies of urban networks have a long history.
Random Walks Along the Streets and Canals in Compact Cities: Spectral analysis, Dynamical Modularity, Information, and Statistical Mechanics
The scarce of physical space is among the most important factors determining the structure of compact urban patterns.
Random Walks Along the Streets and Canals in Compact Cities: Spectral analysis, Dynamical Modularity, Information, and Statistical Mechanics
Their values for the compact urban structures are given in the last column of Tab. 1.
Random Walks Along the Streets and Canals in Compact Cities: Spectral analysis, Dynamical Modularity, Information, and Statistical Mechanics
The eigenvalues of Laplace operator (3) along with the continuous approximations of their densities for the dual graphs of compact urban patterns are shown in Figs. 7-9.
Random Walks Along the Streets and Canals in Compact Cities: Spectral analysis, Dynamical Modularity, Information, and Statistical Mechanics
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