[me-troh] /ˈmɛ troʊ/
noun, plural metros. (often initial capital letter)
the underground electric railway of Paris, France, Montreal, Canada, Washington, D.C., and other cities.
[me-troh] /ˈmɛ troʊ/ Informal.
(defs 1, 2).
noun, plural metros.
(defs 1, 2).
(often initial capital letter) Chiefly Canadian. the government or jurisdiction of a large city.
a combining form meaning “measure,” used in the formation of compound words:
a combining form meaning “uterus,” used in the formation of compound words:
a combining form representing metropolis, or metropolitan, in compound words:
metroflight; metroland; Metroliner.
noun (pl) -ros
an underground, or largely underground, railway system in certain cities, esp in Europe, such as that in Paris
indicating the uterus: metrorrhagia
indicating a measure: metronome
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-
[mi-trahyz, me-trahyz] /mɪˈtraɪz, ˈmɛ traɪz/ verb (used with object), metrized, metrizing. Mathematics. 1. to find a for (a topological space for which the is the given topology). verb to put into meter form
metrocyte me·tro·cyte (mē’trə-sīt’) n. See mother cell.
metrodynia me·tro·dyn·i·a (mē’trə-dĭn’ē-ə) n. See hysteralgia.
metrofibroma me·tro·fi·bro·ma (mē’trə-fī-brō’mə) n. A fibroma of the uterus.