in the Eastern Orthodox Church this title is given to a position between bishop and patriarch; equivalent to archbishop in western Christianity
a person who lives in a metropolis
relating to or characteristic of a metropolis
A bishop empowered to oversee other bishops; an archbishop.
The inhabitant of a metropolis.
Pertaining to the see or province of a metropolitan.
Of, or pertaining to, a metropolis or other large urban settlement.
Origin: From metropolitanus, from μητροπολίτης.
of or pertaining to the capital or principal city of a country; as, metropolitan luxury
of, pertaining to, or designating, a metropolitan or the presiding bishop of a country or province, his office, or his dignity; as, metropolitan authority
the superior or presiding bishop of a country or province
a bishop whose see is civil metropolis. His rank is intermediate between that of an archbishop and a patriarch
Origin: [LL. metropolitanus.]
Metropolitan is the debut film by director and screenwriter Whit Stillman. It received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'metropolitan' in Adjectives Frequency: #707
The numerical value of metropolitan in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of metropolitan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Images & Illustrations of metropolitan
Translations for metropolitan
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for metropolitan »
Find a translation for the metropolitan definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these metropolitan definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"metropolitan." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 23 Jan. 2018. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/metropolitan>.