What does METROPOLIS mean?

Definitions for METROPOLIS
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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, metropolis(noun)

    people living in a large densely populated municipality

    "the city voted for Republicans in 1994"

GCIDE

  1. Metropolis(n.)

    Any large city.

  2. Origin: [L. metropolis, Gr. , prop., the mother city (in relation to colonies); mother + city. See Mother, and Police.]

Wiktionary

  1. metropolis(Noun)

    The mother (founding) polis (city state) of a colony, especially in the Ancient Greek/Hellenistic world.

  2. metropolis(Noun)

    A large, busy city, especially as the main city in an area or country or as distinguished from surrounding rural areas.

  3. metropolis(Noun)

    The see of a metropolitan archbishop, ranking above its suffragan diocesan bishops.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Metropolis(noun)

    the mother city; the chief city of a kingdom, state, or country

  2. Metropolis(noun)

    the seat, or see, of the metropolitan, or highest church dignitary

  3. Origin: [L. metropolis, Gr. , prop., the mother city (in relation to colonies); mother + city. See Mother, and Police.]

Freebase

  1. Metropolis

    A metropolis is a very large city or urban area which is a significant economic, political, and cultural center for a country or region, and an important hub for regional or international connections, commerce, and communications. The term is Greek and means the "mother city" of a colony, that is, the city which sent out settlers. This was later generalized to a city regarded as a center of a specified activity, or any large, important city in a nation. Urban areas of fewer than one million people are rarely considered metropolises in contemporary contexts. Big cities belonging to a larger urban agglomeration, but which are not the core of that agglomeration, are not generally considered a metropolis but a part of it. The plural of the word is most commonly metropolises. For urban centers outside metropolitan areas that generate a similar attraction at smaller scale for their region, the term Regiopolis was introduced by German professors in 2006.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Metropolis

    me-trop′o-lis, n. the capital of a country; the chief cathedral city, as Canterbury of England: the mother-city of an ancient Greek colony: a generic focus in the distribution of plants or animals:—pl. Metrop′olises.—adj. Metropol′itan, belonging to a metropolis: pertaining to the mother-church.—n. the bishop of a metropolis, presiding over the other bishops of a province: an archbishop.—n. Metropol′itanate.—adjs. Metropol′itic, -al. [L.,—Gr. mētēr, mother, polis, a city.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of METROPOLIS in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of METROPOLIS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of METROPOLIS in a Sentence

  1. Mark Twain:

    I never write Metropolis for seven cents because I can get the same price for city. I never write policeman because I can get the same money for cop.

  2. Quentin Crisp:

    In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast. Those who once inhabited the suburbs of human contempt find that without changing their address they eventually live in the metropolis.

  3. Ross Barney:

    Being in the center of a global metropolis, this project faced and overcame a lot of issues, there were a lot of pioneering approaches, from design through to funding, that I think many of the world's cities could benefit from.

  4. John Quincy Adams:

    The harmony of the nation is promoted and the whole Union is knit together by the sentiments of mutual respect, the habits of social intercourse, and the ties of personal friendship formed between the representatives of its several parts in the performance of their service at this metropolis.

  5. Amadou Doumbia:

    Sydney Airport is a city that has never really invested deeply in a cohesive plan for being congruent -- at least until now, you look at the city center and it's towering with soaring corporate buildings or incredible colonial era buildings. But the minute you leave these areas, you're faced with a' city' that feels half metropolis and half suburban.

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