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Definition of "metropolis" []

  • A major city, especially the chief city of a country or region: Chicago, the metropolis of the Midwest. (noun)
  • A city or an urban area regarded as the center of a specific activity: a great cultural metropolis. (noun)
  • Ecclesiastical The chief see of a metropolitan bishop. (noun)
  • The mother city or country of an overseas colony, especially in ancient Greece. (noun)
  • The main city, esp of a country or region; capital (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A centre of activity (noun)
  • The chief see in an ecclesiastical province (noun)

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Use "metropolis" in a sentence
  • "The term metropolis comes from two Greek words meter and polis, or "mother-city.""
  • ""If anything could spoil his temper, it is a day in what he calls the metropolis of Philistinism.""
  • "Vespasian marched against "Gadara," which he calls the metropolis of"