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me·trop·o·lis

 (mĭ-trŏp′ə-lĭs)
n.
1. A major city, especially the chief city of a country or region: Chicago, the metropolis of the Midwest.
2. A city or an urban area regarded as the center of a specific activity: a great cultural metropolis.
3. Ecclesiastical The chief see of a metropolitan bishop.
4. The mother city or country of an overseas colony, especially in ancient Greece.

[Middle English metropol, from Late Latin mētropolis, mother-city, from Greek : mētēr, mētr-, mother; see māter- in Indo-European roots + polis, city; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]
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metropolis

(mɪˈtrɒpəlɪs)
n, pl -lises
1. (Human Geography) the main city, esp of a country or region; capital
2. a centre of activity
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the chief see in an ecclesiastical province
[C16: from Late Latin from Greek: mother city or state, from mētēr mother + polis city]
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me•trop•o•lis

(mɪˈtrɒp ə lɪs)

n., pl. -lis•es.
1. any large, busy city, esp. the chief city of a country or region.
2. a central place of some activity: a trading metropolis.
3. the mother city or parent state of a colony, esp. of an ancient Greek colony.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin mētropolis < Greek mētrópolis a mother state or city]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metropolis - a large and densely populated urban areametropolis - a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts; "Ancient Troy was a great city"
concrete jungle - an area in a city with large modern buildings that is perceived as dangerous and unpleasant
central city, city center, city centre - the central part of a city
financial center - the part of a city where financial institutions are centered
down town, municipal center, civic center - the center of a city
inner city - the older and more populated and (usually) poorer central section of a city
medical center - the part of a city where medical facilities are centered
municipality - an urban district having corporate status and powers of self-government
national capital - the capital city of a nation
provincial capital - the capital city of a province
state capital - the capital city of a political subdivision of a country
2.metropolis - people living in a large densely populated municipality; "the city voted for Republicans in 1994"
municipality - people living in a town or city having local self-government
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metropolis

noun city, town, capital, big city, municipality, conurbation, megalopolis the bustling metropolis
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metropolis

noun
A large and important town:
Informal: burg, town.
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Translations
المَدينَه الأم، المدينَه الكُبْرى
metropole
hovedstad
urbego
metropolimetropolis
stórborg
didmiesčiodidžiausias miestasmetropolismunicipalinissostinė
galvaspilsētametropole
metropola
başkentbüyük kent

metropolis

[mɪˈtrɒpəlɪs] Nmetrópoli f
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metropolis

[məˈtrɒpəlɪs] nmétropole f
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metropolis

nMetropole f, → Weltstadt f; (= capital)Hauptstadt f
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metropolis

[mɪˈtrɒpəlɪs] nmetropoli f inv
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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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