Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Relating to, or derived from, a city or citizen; relating to man as a member of society, or to civil affairs.
  • adjective (Rom. Antiq.) a crown or garland of oak leaves and acorns, bestowed on a soldier who had saved the life of a citizen in battle.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Latin cīvicus, from cīvis, citizen; see kei- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin cīvicus ("pertaining to a city or citizens").

Examples

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

    Makeshift Metropolis

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

    Makeshift Metropolis

  • *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?

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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