Definition of urbs in English:

urbs

noun

literary
  • The city, especially as a symbol of harsh or busy modern life.

    ‘to be of the urbs, to be urbane, is to be political and to be civilized’
    • ‘Urbanization has proceeded apace everywhere across the globe; and suburbanization has changed the shape of the urbs of Europe and North America.’

Origin

Latin.

Pronunciation:

urbs

/əːbz/