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met·ro·pol·i·tan

 (mĕt′rə-pŏl′ĭ-tən)
adj.
1.
a. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a major city: crowded metropolitan streets; a metropolitan newspaper.
b. Of or constituting a large city or urbanized area, including adjacent suburbs and towns: the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area; a metropolitan county.
2. Of, relating to, or constituting the home territory of an imperial or colonial state.
3. Of or relating to an ecclesiastical metropolitan.
n.
1. A citizen of a metropolis, especially one who displays urbane characteristics, attitudes, and values.
2.
a. In the Western Christian churches, a bishop with provincial powers, with some authority over suffragan bishops.
b. In most Eastern Orthodox churches, a bishop who is head of an ecclesiastical province and ranks next below the patriarch.
c. In the Greek Orthodox church, a bishop ranking next below an archbishop.

[Middle English, of a metropolitan bishop, from Late Latin mētropolītānus, metropolitan, from Greek mētropolītēs, citizen of a metropolis, from mētropolis, mother city; see metropolis.]

metropolitan

(ˌmɛtrəˈpɒlɪtən)
adj
1. (Sociology) of or characteristic of a metropolis
2. (Human Geography) constituting a city and its suburbs: the metropolitan area.
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Also: metropolitical of, relating to, or designating an ecclesiastical metropolis
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or belonging to the home territories of a country, as opposed to overseas territories: metropolitan France.
n
(Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox))
a. Eastern Churches the head of an ecclesiastical province, ranking between archbishop and patriarch
b. Church of England an archbishop
c. RC Church an archbishop or bishop having authority in certain matters over the dioceses in his province
ˌmetroˈpolitanism n

met•ro•pol•i•tan

(ˌmɛ trəˈpɒl ɪ tn)

adj.
1. characteristic of a metropolis or its inhabitants, esp. in sophistication.
2. of or pertaining to a large city and its surrounding communities: the New York metropolitan area.
3. pertaining to or constituting a mother country.
n.
4. an inhabitant of a metropolis.
5. a person who has the manners associated with metropolitans.
6. the head of an ecclesiastical province in an Eastern Church.
7. an archbishop in the Church of England.
8. a Roman Catholic archbishop who has authority over one or more suffragan sees.
[1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin mētropolītānus of, belonging to a metropolis < Greek mētropolit(ēs)]
met`ro•pol′i•tan•ism, n.

metropolitan

the head of an ecclesiastic province.
See also: Eastern Orthodoxy
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metropolitan - in the Eastern Orthodox Church this title is given to a position between bishop and patriarchmetropolitan - in the Eastern Orthodox Church this title is given to a position between bishop and patriarch; equivalent to archbishop in western Christianity
archbishop - a bishop of highest rank
2.metropolitan - a person who lives in a metropolis
occupant, occupier, resident - someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there
Adj.1.metropolitan - relating to or characteristic of a metropolismetropolitan - relating to or characteristic of a metropolis; "metropolitan area"

metropolitan

adjective city, urban, civic, municipal a dozen major metropolitan hospitals

metropolitan

adjective
Of, in, or belonging to a city:
Translations
خاص بالعاصِمه أو المدينَة الكبيرَه
metropolitní
hovedstads-
fõvárosi
stórborgar-
metropolitný
başkente ait

metropolitan

[ˌmetrəˈpɒlɪtən]
A. ADJmetropolitano
B. CPD the Metropolitan Police N la policía de Londres

metropolitan

[ˌmɛtrəˈpɒlɪtən] adj
[area, district] → urbain(e)
[life] → urbain(e)
the tensions of metropolitan life → les tensions de la vie urbaineMetropolitan Police n (British) the Metropolitan Police → la police londonienne

metropolitan

adj
weltstädtisch; (of a capital)hauptstädtisch; metropolitan dioceseErzdiözese f; metropolitan bishopDiözesanbischof m; a metropolitan cityeine Weltstadt; metropolitan district/areaStadtgebiet nt
(= mainland) metropolitan Francedas französische Mutterland
n
Weltbürger(in) m(f); (= citizen)Großstädter(in) m(f), → Hauptstädter(in) m(f)
(Eccl) → Metropolit m

metropolitan

[ˌmɛtrəˈpɒlɪtn] adjmetropolitano/a

metropolis

(məˈtropəlis) noun
a large city, especially the chief city of a country. London is England's metropolis.
metropolitan (metrəˈpolitən) adjective
of or in a capital city. the metropolitan area/police.
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United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company.
It is the Metropolitan Railway," the Earl insisted.
If a stranger were introduced into any miscellaneous metropolitan society, it would but slightly advance the general opinion of his merits, were he presented to the company as a harpooneer, say; and if in emulation of the naval officers he should append the initials S.
The Republican newspaper at the capital had been bought by a new management, and the editorial force reorganized upon a footing of what we then thought metropolitan enterprise; and to my great joy and astonishment I was asked to come and take a place in it.
Apply to the Chief Inspector, Metropolitan Police Office, London.
These gates have no regular guard, but are covered by sentries, who patrol the avenue that encircles the city just within the walls as our metropolitan police patrol their beats.
Fogg reached London again, and then impart to him that an agent of the metropolitan police had been following him round the world, and have a good laugh over it?
Though there was already talk of the erection, in remote metropolitan distances "above the Forties," of a new Opera House which should compete in costliness and splendour with those of the great European capitals, the world of fashion was still content to reassemble every winter in the shabby red and gold boxes of the sociable old Academy.
She threw changing glances at men who passed her, giving smiling invitations to men of rural or untaught pattern and usually seeming sedately unconscious of the men with a metropolitan seal upon their faces.
Creede's worth, for either way it is creditable to him--to his intelligence if he had put himself, even temporarily, into contact with metropolitan culture; to his candor if he had not.
It is notoriously infested by the most desperate and degraded set of wretches in the whole metropolitan population, and it is so thickly inhabited that it is hardly ever completely free from epidemic disease.
The only other guest she proposed to put up was Roscoe Sherriff, her press agent, who was to come down as soon as he could get away from his metropolitan duties.

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