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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.
References in classic literature ?
Carr, however, made up for his daughters' want of sympathy with metropolitan life.
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.
Micawber's influence, though exercised in the tripartite character of woman, wife, and mother, it is my intention to fly from myself for a short period, and devote a respite of eight-and-forty hours to revisiting some metropolitan scenes of past enjoyment.
I took what Joe gave me, and found it to be the crumpled playbill of a small metropolitan theatre, announcing the first appearance, in that very week, of "the celebrated Provincial Amateur of Roscian renown, whose unique performance in the highest tragic walk of our National Bard has lately occasioned so great a sensation in local dramatic circles.
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?
There is a tendency to utilize underground space for the less ornamental purposes of civilization; there is the Metropolitan Railway in London, for instance, there are new electric railways, there are subways, there are underground workrooms and restaurants, and they increase and multiply.
If there are other guests, their characters are an interesting study; their conversation is exciting and strange; the absence of all local narrowness both in the host and his chosen society gives a metropolitan, almost a cosmopolitan freedom and largeness to the talk.
Indeed, from the direction of the Metropolitan Station no one was coming save the single gentleman whose eccentric conduct had drawn my attention.
They go to no political meetings; they may not even belong to the local amateur parliament; they are excluded from smoking-carriages on the Metropolitan Railway, and they never see a comic paper--or if they do, they do not know it is comic: nobody tells them.
Not that George had come to Marvis Bay with the single aim of finding an antidote to metropolitan stuffiness.
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.

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