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URBAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does urban mean? 

URBAN (adjective)
  The adjective URBAN has 2 senses:

1. relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area
2. located in or characteristic of a city or city life

  Familiarity information: URBAN used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


URBAN (adjective)


Sense 1urban [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

urban sociology / urban development

Pertainym:

city (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)


Sense 2urban [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Located in or characteristic of a city or city life

Context examples:

urban property owners / urban affairs / urban manners

Similar:

citified; city-born; city-bred; cityfied (being or having the customs or manners or dress of a city person)

city-like (resembling a city)

urbanised; urbanized (made urban in nature; taking on urban characteristics)

Antonym:

rural (living in or characteristic of farming or country life)


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