Definitions for CITYˈsɪt i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cit•yˈsɪt i(n.)(pl.)cit•ies.

  1. a large or important town.

    Category: Government

  2. (in the U.S.) an incorporated municipality, usu. governed by a mayor and council.

    Category: Government

  3. the inhabitants of a city collectively:

    The entire city is celebrating.

    Category: Government

  4. (in Canada) a municipality of high rank, usu. based on population.

    Category: Government

  5. (in Great Britain) a borough, usu. the seat of a bishop, having its title conferred by the Crown.

    Category: Government

  6. the City, the commercial and financial area of London, England.

    Category: Government

  7. a city-state.

    Category: Government

  8. (often cap.)Slang.a place, person, or situation having certain features or characteristics (used in combination):

    The party last night was Action City. That guy is dull city.

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of city:

1175–1225; ME cite < AF, OF cite(t) < L cīvitātem, acc. of cīvitās citizenry, town =cīvi(s) citizen +-tās -ty2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. city, metropolis, urban center(noun)

    a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts

    "Ancient Troy was a great city"

  2. city(noun)

    an incorporated administrative district established by state charter

    "the city raised the tax rate"

  3. city, metropolis(noun)

    people living in a large densely populated municipality

    "the city voted for Republicans in 1994"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. city(noun)ˈsɪt i

    a large town

    the city of London/New York; a capital/major city

Wiktionary

  1. city(Noun)

    A large settlement, bigger than a town. In Europe a city was historically a place that had succeeded in obtaining the right to build a city wall, a belfort, etc., from the nobility.

  2. City(ProperNoun)

    popular, shortened form for the City of London, the historic core of London where the Roman settlement of Londinium was established

  3. City(ProperNoun)

    a metonym for the United Kingdom's financial industries, which are principally based in the City of London

  4. City(ProperNoun)

    A popular name (not always capitalized) for any of several other cities in metropolitan areas (such as San Francisco)

  5. City(ProperNoun)

    A nickname for , an English football club.

    City will reportedly look to have a fee for Aguero accepted by Atletico Madrid in the next 48 hours, according to widespread reports in Saturday's national newspapers.

  6. Origin: From Middle English cite, from cité, from civitas. Displaced native Middle English burgh, borough ("fortified place", "city") (modern English "borough") and sted, stede ("place, city") (modern English "stead").

Webster Dictionary

  1. City(noun)

    a large town

  2. City(noun)

    a corporate town; in the United States, a town or collective body of inhabitants, incorporated and governed by a mayor and aldermen or a city council consisting of a board of aldermen and a common council; in Great Britain, a town corporate, which is or has been the seat of a bishop, or the capital of his see

  3. City(noun)

    the collective body of citizens, or inhabitants of a city

  4. City(adj)

    of or pertaining to a city

Freebase

  1. City

    A city is a relatively large and permanent settlement. Although there is no agreement on how a city is distinguished from a town within general English language meanings, many cities have a particular administrative, legal, or historical status based on local law. For example, in the American state of Massachusetts an article of incorporation approved by the local state legislature distinguishes a city government from a town. In the United Kingdom and parts of the Commonwealth of Nations, a city is usually a settlement with a royal charter. Historically, in Europe, a city was understood by some to mean an urban settlement with a cathedral. The belief in this distinction is also common in England, where the presence of a cathedral is thought by many to distinguish a 'city' from a 'town'; the belief is incorrect. Cities generally have complex systems for sanitation, utilities, land usage, housing, and transportation. The concentration of development greatly facilitates interaction between people and businesses, benefiting both parties in the process. A big city or metropolis usually has associated suburbs and exurbs. Such cities are usually associated with metropolitan areas and urban areas, creating numerous business commuters traveling to urban centers for employment. Once a city expands far enough to reach another city, this region can be deemed a conurbation or megalopolis.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. city

    1. Any place where men have builded a jail, a bagnio, a gallows, a morgue, a church, a hospital, a saloon, and laid out a cemetery--hence a center of life. 2. A herding region; any part of the earth where ignorance and stupidity integrate, agglomerate and breed.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CITY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #392

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CITY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #599

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CITY' in Nouns Frequency: #96


Translations for CITY

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

city(noun)

a very large town.

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