Definitions for: Metropolis


[n] people living in a large densely populated municipality; "the city voted for Republicans in 1994"
[n]



Webster (1913) Definition: Me*trop"o*lis, n. [L. metropolis, Gr. ?, prop., the
mother city (in relation to colonies); ? mother + ? city. See
Mother, and Police.]
1. The mother city; the chief city of a kingdom, state, or
country.

[Edinburgh] gray metropolis of the North.
--Tennyson.

2. (Eccl.) The seat, or see, of the metropolitan, or highest
church dignitary.

The great metropolis and see of Rome. --Shak.

Synonyms: city, city, urban center

See Also: Abidjan, Acapulco, Acapulco de Juarez, Antofagasta, Aspinwall, Cali, Campeche, Cancun, Canton, Cartagena, central city, Changan, chihuahua, Chongqing, Chungking, city center, 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, Punta Arenas, San Pedro Sula, Santa Ana, Shanghai, Shenyang, Sian, Singan, Taichung, Tianjin, T'ien-ching, Tientsin, Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, Xian

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