Definitions for: City


[n] people living in a large densely populated municipality; "the city voted for Republicans in 1994"
[n]
[n] an incorporated administrative district established by state charter; "the city raised the tax rate"



Webster (1913) Definition: Cit"y, n.; pl. Cities. [OE. cite, F. cit?, fr. L.
civitas citizenship, state, city, fr. civis citizen; akin to
Goth. heiwa (in heiwafrauja man of the house), AS. ?, pl.,
members of a family, servants, ? family, G. heirath marriage,
prop., providing a house, E. hind a peasant.]
1. A large town.

2. A corporate town; in the United States, a town or
collective body of inhabitants, incorporated and governed
by a mayor and aldermen or a city council consisting of a
board of aldermen and a common council; in Great Britain,
a town corporate, which is or has been the seat of a
bishop, or the capital of his see.

A city is a town incorporated; which is, or has
been, the see of a bishop; and though the bishopric
has been dissolved, as at Westminster, it yet
remaineth a city. --Blackstone

When Gorges constituted York a city, he of course
meant it to be the seat of a bishop, for the word
city has no other meaning in English law. --Palfrey

3. The collective body of citizens, or inhabitants of a city.
``What is the city but the people?'' --Shak.

Syn: See Village.


Cit"y, a.
Of or pertaining to a city. --Shak.

City council. See under Council.

City court, The municipal court of a city. [U. S.]

City ward, a watchman, or the collective watchmen, of a
city. [Obs.] --Fairfax.

Synonyms: metropolis, metropolis, urban center

See Also: Abidjan, Acapulco, Acapulco de Juarez, administrative district, administrative division, Antofagasta, Aspinwall, Cali, Campeche, Cancun, Canton, Cartagena, central city, Changan, chihuahua, Chongqing, Chungking, city center, city district, city limit, city limits, Ciudad Juarez, Ciudad Victoria, civic center, Colon, Concepcion, concrete jungle, Constantine, Cordoba, Cordova, Culiacan, Douala, down town, Dunkerque, Dunkirk, Durazzo, Durres, Elisabethville, Fengtien, financial center, Guangzhou, Hamilton, Hangchow, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Hsian, hub, inner city, Juarez, Kananga, Kandy, Kuangchou, Kwangchow, Lanchou, Lanchow, Lanzhou, Loyang, Lubumbashi, Luluabourg, Luoyang, Mandalay, Medellin, medical center, Merida, Moukden, Mukden, municipal center, municipality, municipality, Nanchang, Nan-chang, Nanjing, Nanking, Nanning, Nan-ning, Oran, Philippopolis, Plovdiv, public square, Punta Arenas, San Pedro Sula, Santa Ana, Shanghai, Shenyang, Sian, Singan, square, Taichung, territorial division, Tianjin, T'ien-ching, Tientsin, uptown, Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, Xian

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