What does Metro mean?

Definitions for Metro
ˈmɛ troʊmetro

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Metro.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. metro, tube, underground, subway system, subwaynoun

    an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)

    "in Paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in London it is called the `tube' or the `underground'"


  1. metronoun

    A metropolitan area.

  2. metroadjective


  3. Etymology: métro, apocopic form of métropolitain, from the roots μήτηρ + πόλις.


  1. Metro

    "The Metro," also published as "Metro," is a 1981 song written by John Crawford for his band, Berlin. The song was first released as a non-album single, "The Metro" b/w "Tell Me Why", on the MAO Music label in 1981. It reappeared, slightly remixed, on Berlin's breakthrough album Pleasure Victim, released on the independent label Enigma in 1982 and re-released on Geffen in 1983. In May 1983, "The Metro" was re-released as the third single from the album, and the second to appear on the Geffen label. It was produced and engineered (as was most of the album) by the band's then-drummer and drum programmer, Daniel Van Patten. The Berlin recording is known for epitomizing the new wave genre as a blending of punk rock and pop, with heavy use of the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 synthesizer. Terri Nunn said the song, which was a breakthrough hit for Berlin, "defined us and defined that period of music."The song's music video was their first MTV hit, in heavy rotation on the young channel in its second and third years. Directed by Dominic Orlando, it was filmed in 1983 at GMT Studios in West Los Angeles, California. Terri Nunn only sang two lyrics on camera: "I remember hating you for loving me" and "Sorry". The video became a part of the Berlin Video 45 Geffen-VHS home video, released in 1984.


  1. metro

    A metro is a rapid transit system, also known as a subway or underground, in urban areas that provides high-capacity public transportation in an exclusive right-of-way below, at, or above ground level. It typically provides a frequent service with multiple stops throughout the city or metropolitan area, using electric-powered trains. The word can also refer to the metropolitan area or city itself.


  1. Metro

    Metro is a free tabloid newspaper available in parts of the United Kingdom and published by Associated Newspapers Ltd. It is distributed from Monday to Friday on many public-transport services in selected urban centres across the United Kingdom and at other outlets such as cafes, workplaces, bus stops, etc. Distributors have also been employed to hand out copies to pedestrians.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. METRO

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Metro is ranked #23604 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Metro surname appeared 1,075 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Metro.

    95.1% or 1,023 total occurrences were White.
    2.8% or 31 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.8% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 6 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Metro in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Metro in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Metro in a Sentence

  1. Robert Sumwalt:

    I would be very cautious with trying to draw a nexus with what may have happened with Metro-North in the past and this accident.

  2. Deborah Birx:

    No state, no metro area will be spared.

  3. Peter Hotez:

    These are not' hot spots' or'em bers.' Instead, we are seeing a massive resurgence of Covid-19 across the American South, especially in our metro areas, now at 50,000 cases per day and rapidly approaching 100,000 cases per day in the coming weeks, this is not a temporary problem and it is not limited to a few hot spots.

  4. Vice President Mike Pence:

    Our team at FEMA is doing a remarkable job working with governors, state health officials and local hospitals. Particularly focused on our priority areas. We'll prefer the New York metro area, which includes New Jersey and Connecticut. We're focused on the New Orleans metro area in Louisiana. We're focusing on Detroit, we're focusing on Chicago, these are the areas where we see the significant rise in cases. And we are surging supplies, specifically ventilators, but all personal protective equipment from FEMA to those areas.

  5. Adam Meyer:

    Community newspapers have enjoyed a different connection with readers and the public than metro papers. We have kids that play sports together, we see each other after work ; we're neighbors.

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