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urban

ur·ban

urban

 
pronunciation:
uhr bn
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to a city or town.
antonyms:
pastoral, rural, rustic
similar words:
civic, metropolitan
definition 2: situated or living in a city.
definition 3: typical of or accustomed to the city or city life.
antonyms:
countrified
similar words:
metropolitan
Word History
Urban comes from urbs, a Latin word that means "city."
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Word Parts
The word urban contains the following parts:
urb Latin root that means city
-an, -ian, -ean Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means in adjectives: from (a place) or pertaining to or following (a figure or school of thought); in nouns: person or thing from (a place) or associated with (an activity or school of thought).
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The suffix group -an , -ian , -ean attaches to common nouns and proper nouns to form adjectives or nouns.