Metro



[me-troh] /ˈmɛ troʊ/

noun, plural metros. (often initial capital letter)
1.
the underground electric railway of Paris, France, Montreal, Canada, Washington, D.C., and other cities.
2.
(def 1).
[me-troh] /ˈmɛ troʊ/ Informal.
adjective
1.
(defs 1, 2).
noun, plural metros.
2.
(defs 1, 2).
3.
(often initial capital letter) Chiefly Canadian. the government or jurisdiction of a large city.
1.
a combining form meaning “measure,” used in the formation of compound words:
metronome.
1.
a combining form meaning “uterus,” used in the formation of compound words:
metrorrhagia.
1.
a combining form representing metropolis, or metropolitan, in compound words:
metroflight; metroland; Metroliner.
/ˈmɛtrəʊ/
noun (pl) -ros
1.
an underground, or largely underground, railway system in certain cities, esp in Europe, such as that in Paris
combining form
1.
indicating the uterus: metrorrhagia
combining form
1.
indicating a measure: metronome
n.

Paris underground, 1904, from French abbreviation of Chemin de Fer Métropolitain “Metropolitan Railway” (see metropolitan (adj.)). French chemin de fer “railroad” is literally “iron road.”

metro- or metr-
pref.
Uterus: metritis.

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