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.

  2. metropolitannoun

    The inhabitant of a metropolis.

  3. metropolitanadjective

    Pertaining to the see or province of a metropolitan.

  4. metropolitanadjective

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

  5. Etymology: From metropolitanus, from μητροπολίτης.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Metropolitanadjective

    Belonging to a metropolis.

    Their patriarch, of a covetous desire to enrich himself, had forborn to institute metropolitan bishops. Walter Raleigh.

  2. Metropolitannoun

    A bishop of the mother church; an archbishop.

    Etymology: metropolitanus, Latin.

    He was promoted to Canterbury upon the death of Dr. Bancroft, that metropolitan, who understood the church excellently, and countenanced men of the greatest parts in learning. Edward Hyde.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Metropolitanadjective

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

  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

  3. Metropolitannoun

    the superior or presiding bishop of a country or province

  4. Metropolitannoun

    an archbishop

  5. Metropolitannoun

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

  6. 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. 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.

  2. Rick Scott:

    Floridians should not have to wait several days for the results of a major presidential election to be tabulated because of the delays in a few counties when the majority of counties, including major metropolitan areas, have been counted.

  3. Mark Rowley:

    In London specifically, the Metropolitan Police Service has mobilised additional officers, who will carry out highly visible patrols at key locations around the capital including the transport network, we are in close liaison with the Belgium authorities and will continue to monitor the situation.

  4. American Foreign Service Association:

    While we share our members' eagerness to get back to in-person work, American Foreign Service Association believes that the criteria set out by State Department — data, conditions on the ground in specific locations, and employee safety — have not been met, the criterion of a 14-day negative trend in new COVID-19 infections still does not exist in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and, in fact, five of the seven indicators on the Diplomacy Strong dashboard show clearly that the Washington metro area should not be moving to this next stage.

  5. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont:

    As more than 4,000 people in the state have been encouraged to self-quarantine, a Queens man who drives for taxi or ride-hailing services tested positive after showing up to a St. Johns Episcopal Hospital, which prompted 40 doctors and nurses to self-quarantine, meaning the staff will have to be replaced in the meantime, ABC 14 reports. MAJOR UNIVERSITIES CLOSE CLASSROOMS AMID CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Cuomo complained, however, that many New Yorkers are not following the self-quarantine requirements, but hesays thestate of emergency declaration will free up $ 30 millionused for testing and the purchase of protective gear for healthcare workers. The governor warned storescould lose their licenses for price gouging items like hand sanitizer, one he said was selling it for $ 80 per bottle. Cuomo, who earlier described the virus as like a flu on steroids, also emphasized that more people are dying from the fluthan dying from coronavirus. In this March 3, 2020, file photo, Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker sanitizes surfaces at the Coney Island Yard, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. ( AP) Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker referenced a New Rochelle lawyer, who commuted to work in Midtown via Metro-North before Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker fell ill and became the states second case earlier in the week. Since then, the mans wife and two of his children, a 14-year-old daughterand 20-year-old son, have tested positive, as did a neighbor who drove him to the hospital. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE The patient is believed to have contracted the virus in Westchester County and not through travel. Multiple members of The Young Israel of New Rochelle synagogue, where the man worships, have also tested positive. CORONAVIRUS CONFIRMED CASES AND FATALITIES, STATE BY STATE Cuomo said the state is reconsidering how to address the quarantine period for people in Westchester County who are quarantined after coming in contact with people who have tested positive, to apply to their last contact with other people. The quarantine period is typically 14 days after last contact. WHAT STATES HAVE DECLARED CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCIES ? Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced a second New York state resident who works in the state testing positive for the virus. This most recent case of another New York resident who works in Connecticut testing positive for COVID-19 shows us what we already know coronavirus is here and viruses dont stop at state borders.

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