What does Metropolitan mean?

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ˌmɛ trəˈpɒl ɪ tnMet·ro·pol·i·tan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. metropolitannoun

    in the Eastern Orthodox Church this title is given to a position between bishop and patriarch; equivalent to archbishop in western Christianity

  2. metropolitanadjective

    a person who lives in a metropolis

  3. metropolitanadjective

    relating to or characteristic of a metropolis

    "metropolitan area"


  1. metropolitannoun

    A bishop empowered to oversee other bishops; an archbishop.

    Etymology: From metropolitanus, from μητροπολίτης.

  2. metropolitannoun

    The inhabitant of a metropolis.

    Etymology: From metropolitanus, from μητροπολίτης.

  3. metropolitanadjective

    Pertaining to the see or province of a metropolitan.

    Etymology: From metropolitanus, from μητροπολίτης.

  4. metropolitanadjective

    Of, or pertaining to, a metropolis or other large urban settlement.

    Etymology: From metropolitanus, from μητροπολίτης.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Metropolitanadjective

    of or pertaining to the capital or principal city of a country; as, metropolitan luxury

    Etymology: [LL. metropolitanus.]

  2. Metropolitanadjective

    of, pertaining to, or designating, a metropolitan or the presiding bishop of a country or province, his office, or his dignity; as, metropolitan authority

    Etymology: [LL. metropolitanus.]

  3. Metropolitannoun

    the superior or presiding bishop of a country or province

    Etymology: [LL. metropolitanus.]

  4. Metropolitannoun

    an archbishop

    Etymology: [LL. metropolitanus.]

  5. Metropolitannoun

    a bishop whose see is civil metropolis. His rank is intermediate between that of an archbishop and a patriarch

    Etymology: [LL. metropolitanus.]


  1. Metropolitan

    Metropolitan is the debut film by director and screenwriter Whit Stillman. It received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Metropolitan' in Adjectives Frequency: #707

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Metropolitan in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Metropolitan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Metropolitan in a Sentence

  1. Metropolitan Police:

    Please don't cross the border. Please come home to Metropolitan Police. Metropolitan Police Mum needs you home and is really worried. Metropolitan Police are not mad at you, Metropolitan Police love you.

  2. Hope Hicks:

    ‘ Paul said he does n’t want you on TV ’, mr. Trump goes f --- ing ballistic. We’re over the metropolitan area, so you can get cell service if you fly at a low altitude.

  3. Krys Johnson:

    If every other state and metropolitan area takes the same dire stance, many cities may be spared the situation that NYC is in, our actions every day matter in preventing people from getting the virus and thus reducing the burden on the health care system.

  4. Mayor Eduardo Paes:

    The Olympics are also in a time that has very little rain, then this amount of debris that comes from five municipalities in the metropolitan region, with poor sanitation, is also controllable...I do not see as a problem for the Olympics.

  5. Warren Cohn:

    I mean, when we got out of our office in Midtown on 36th Street, when I packed it up…mid-pandemic, the city did not look like itself, so, I think it's deteriorated, really. And I think it's a great shame. … It's really sad to see what has happened to New York or other great metropolitan areas.

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