What does Metropolitan mean?

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ˌmɛ trəˈpɒl ɪ tnMetropoli·tan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. metropolitan(noun)

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

  2. metropolitan(adj)

    a person who lives in a metropolis

  3. metropolitan(adj)

    relating to or characteristic of a metropolis

    "metropolitan area"


  1. metropolitan(Noun)

    A bishop empowered to oversee other bishops; an archbishop.

    Etymology: From metropolitanus, from μητροπολίτης.

  2. metropolitan(Noun)

    The inhabitant of a metropolis.

    Etymology: From metropolitanus, from μητροπολίτης.

  3. metropolitan(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the see or province of a metropolitan.

    Etymology: From metropolitanus, from μητροπολίτης.

  4. metropolitan(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From metropolitanus, from μητροπολίτης.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Metropolitan(adj)

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

    Etymology: [LL. metropolitanus.]

  2. Metropolitan(adj)

    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. Metropolitan(noun)

    the superior or presiding bishop of a country or province

    Etymology: [LL. metropolitanus.]

  4. Metropolitan(noun)

    an archbishop

    Etymology: [LL. metropolitanus.]

  5. Metropolitan(noun)

    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.

British National Corpus

  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. President Obama:

    -- July 29 tweetFacts First: Baltimore does not have the worst economic numbers in the United States, though it does rank poorly by several measures.Baltimore had the fourth-worst unemployment rate of major cities in 2018, but its 5.7% rate was substantially better than that of last-place Detroit, which was at 9.0%. In 2017, the Baltimore metropolitan area (which includes more than the city of Baltimore, on which Trump was focusing his attacks) ranked 19th in the country in gross domestic product out of 383 areas studied. The city of Baltimore had a 22.4% poverty rate over the 2013-2017 period, well ahead of such cities as Detroit (37.9%), Bloomington, Indiana (37.5%), and Laredo, Texas (30.6%).Baltimore did have the highest homicide rate of any major city in 2017, so Trump was accurate in his claim about crime.Obama's recordObama and energy -- August 1 rally in CincinnatiFacts First: Obama did encourage the use of renewable energy sources rather than fossil fuels, but he didn't try to.

  2. James Clark:

    St. Louis, we're all traumatized by the crime and the violence that grips the St. Louis metropolitan area, we all feel the hurt and the pain every day of the week.

  3. Peter Zanoni:

    Read More Nueces County has the fastest growth in new cases on the seven-day average than any other metropolitan county in the state, you can see the trend line is relatively flat until July, and this is where we have had that huge spike in cases, and this is why it's turned into a major problem for Nueces County.

  4. Aston Villa Football Club:

    We utterly condemn the behavior of the individual who ran onto the pitch and approached Chris Smalling, we would like to apologize to Chris Smalling and Manchester United, and are pleased that the individual was apprehended and arrested. We will be working closely with the Metropolitan Police in their investigation.

  5. Michael Ryan:

    We haven't seen secondary transmission in Goma - and it represents a huge credit to the teams on the ground in a city the size of Goma that we are approaching the end of the observation period for all of the contacts with no evidence of further transmission within the metropolitan area.

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