[mi-trop-uh-lis] /mɪˈtrɒp ə lɪs/
noun, plural metropolises.
any large, busy city.
the chief, and sometimes capital, city of a country, state, or region.
a central or principal place, as of some activity:
the music metropolis of France.
the mother city or parent state of a colony, especially of an ancient Greek colony.
the chief see of an ecclesiastical province.
noun (pl) -lises
the main city, esp of a country or region; capital
a centre of activity
the chief see in an ecclesiastical province
“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.).
[me-truh-pol-i-tn] /ˌmɛ trəˈpɒl ɪ tn/ adjective 1. of, noting, or characteristic of a or its inhabitants, especially in culture, sophistication, or in accepting and combining a wide variety of people, ideas, etc. 2. of or relating to a large city, its surrounding suburbs, and other neighboring communities: the New York metropolitan area. 3. pertaining to […]
- Metropolitan area network
(MAN) A data network intended to serve an area the size of a large city. Such networks are being implemented by innovative techniques, such as running optical fibre through subway tunnels. A popular example of a MAN is SMDS. See also Local Area Network, Wide Area Network. (1994-11-22)
- Metropolitan county
noun 1. (in England) any of the six conurbations established as administrative units in the new local government system in 1974; the metropolitan county councils were abolished in 1986
- Metropolitan district
noun 1. any of the districts making up the metropolitan counties of England: since 1986 they have functioned as unitary authorities, forming the sole principal tier of local government. Each metropolitan district has an elected council responsible for education, social services, etc See also district (sense 4)