Metropolis



[mi-trop-uh-lis] /mɪˈtrɒp ə lɪs/

noun, plural metropolises.
1.
any large, busy city.
2.
the chief, and sometimes capital, city of a country, state, or region.
3.
a central or principal place, as of some activity:
the music metropolis of France.
4.
the mother city or parent state of a colony, especially of an ancient Greek colony.
5.
the chief see of an ecclesiastical province.
/mɪˈtrɒpəlɪs/
noun (pl) -lises
1.
the main city, esp of a country or region; capital
2.
a centre of activity
3.
the chief see in an ecclesiastical province
n.

“seat of a metropolitan bishop,” 1530s, from Late Latin metropolis; see metropolitan. Meaning “chief town or capital city of a province” is first attested 1580s, earlier metropol (late 14c.).

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