Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or belonging to a city, a citizen, or citizenship; municipal or civil.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, relating to, or belonging to a city, a citizen, or citizenship; municipal or civil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to, or derived from, a city or citizen; relating to man as a member of society, or to civil affairs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to a city or to citizenship; relating to civil life or affairs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating or belonging to a city
  • adj. of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals

Etymologies

Latin cīvicus, from cīvis, citizen; see kei-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin cīvicus ("pertaining to a city or citizens"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • *Although the term civic art has gone out of fashion, it was once widely used.

    Makeshift Metropolis

  • The term civic humanism has gained wide circulation and influence since its reception into English-language historical writing.

    Civic Humanism

  • Knowing the depth of impact of digital literacy on low-income kids, Watkins is now focusing his efforts on figuring out how to connect these skills to what he calls "civic outcomes" -- issues that have a direct bearing on disenfranchised communities.

    Tina Barseghian: For At-Risk Youth, Is Learning Digital Media a Luxury?

  • In the Atlantic series, Robinson took the broadest possible view of what he called civic art and discussed practical ameliorations such as limiting the height of buildings, removing advertising, cleaning streets, planting trees, improving lighting, and installing public art.

    Makeshift Metropolis

  • For the Romans gave an oak-leaf wreath, which they called a civic crown, to a man who saved the life of a fellow-citizen, and a mural crown to him who first scaled the walls of a besieged city.

    Young Folks' History of Rome

  • Mr. Teixeira raced home, determined to use his social media skills to fulfill what he described as his civic duty.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • After winning office, Brown promised to travel California and hold what he called a civic dialogue about what Californians want from their government and what they are willing to pay for it.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • After winning office last fall, Brown promised to travel California and hold what he called a civic dialogue about what Californians want from their government and what they are willing to pay for it.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Junco says Mexico is suffering from something worse than hunger - what he calls civic, moral and economic malnutrition.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • Mexico is suffering from something worse than hunger - what he calls civic, moral and economic malnutrition.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

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