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Definition of "city" [cit•y]

  • A center of population, commerce, and culture; a town of significant size and importance. (noun)
  • An incorporated municipality in the United States with definite boundaries and legal powers set forth in a charter granted by the state. (noun)
  • A Canadian municipality of high rank, usually determined by population but varying by province. (noun)
  • A large incorporated town in Great Britain, usually the seat of a bishop, with its title conferred by the Crown. (noun)
  • The inhabitants of a city considered as a group. (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.

Use "city" in a sentence
  • "How many school buses that could have taken them out of the city just sat there, unused, because the * city* government couldn't get their girdle in gear abuot it?"
  • "So ˜Istanbul™ denotes one thing, namely the Turkish city, ˜city™ denotes many things, namely all cities, and"
  • "_ A town or village so _near_ to a _city_ that it may be used for residence by those doing business in the city."