Definition of 'urban'
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DfID is funding training to bring people from farms to urban areas and prepare them for factory conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Consumers in rural Wales are more likely to own a mobile phone than those in urban areas. Computing (2010)In urban areas especially, we can be surrounded by noise and activity but speak to no one. The Sun (2016)The threat was as equal in urban areas as rural ones, where creatures thrive in woods and long grass. The Sun (2016)Or it can be used to compare different areas, such as the difference in fire statistics between urban and rural areas. Computing (2010)MILLIONS of families are wasting cash by listening to urban myths about heating, experts warn. The Sun (2016)Which means that the lightning appeared far away from its parent thunderstorm - and showed that a bolt from the blue is no urban myth. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is familiar to most Catholics, certainly in predominantly urban areas. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In urban areas, the loss is owing to gardens that are too neat, an excess of buildings and perilous roads. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What a perk of modern urban life that is. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Urban myths and solid anecdotes always go round about misbehaviour in theatres. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Nor is the rural and suburban landscape as perfectly manicured as some urban dwellers think. The Global Marketplace (1993)The rich move away from urban centres as affluence increases. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)There are now more urban than rural foxes. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The figures come as evidence emerged of rising gun crime in other urban areas. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Wild animals are also spreading the menace to parks and urban spaces. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Large urban areas have always spawned criminal gangs of various sorts. Sociology (1995)What controls can be exerted over undesirable urban uses of rural sites? Rural Land-Use Planning in Developed Nations (1989)This surplus made it possible to sustain urban populations that were not primarily engaged in farming. Sociology (1995)It is a ridiculous urban myth with an alarming number of followers. The Sun (2014)Many young urban dwellers choose not to own a car. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Britain must put the bicycle at the centre of urban planning. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is also an offence to move an urban fox to a rural area. The Sun (2014)Potential building plots are harder to spot in urban areas. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The site itself will reopen to the public as an urban park this summer. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It has meant we have had an urban and a rural life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Another urban myth is that he would always stand in the shady part of the pitch. Calcio: A History of Italian Football (2006)Is there a creature more sinister than the urban fox? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The movement from agricultural areas to urban ones has had as a logical corollary the growth of the urban population. A Social History of Modern Spain (1991)Understandably, the earliest sociologists had a deep mistrust of urban life. Sociology (1995)Detroit remains the embodiment of the American urban tragedy writ large. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Similarly, urban dwellers often seek a small haven of the countryside in the town itself. The Global Marketplace (1993)A textbook on cities and urban life by a principal urban sociologist. Sociology (1995)In the early 1970s the policies evolved into the more fashionable growth centres programme which lead to the selective encouragement of urban centres. Rural Land-Use Planning in Developed Nations (1989)
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Translations for 'urban'
British English: urban ADJECTIVE
Urban means belonging to, or relating to, a town or city.
For a small state it has a large urban population.
Definition of urban from the Collins English Dictionary
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