What does metropolis mean?

Definitions for metropolis
mɪˈtrɒp ə lɪsme·trop·o·lis

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. city, metropolis, urban centernoun

    a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts

    "Ancient Troy was a great city"

  2. city, metropolisnoun

    people living in a large densely populated municipality

    "the city voted for Republicans in 1994"

GCIDE

  1. Metropolisnoun

    Any large city.

Wiktionary

  1. metropolisnoun

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

  2. metropolisnoun

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

  3. metropolisnoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. METROPOLISnoun

    The mother city; the chief city of any country or district.

    Etymology: metropolis, Latin; metropole, French; μήτηρ and ϖόλις.

    His eye discovers unaware
    The goodly prospect of some foreign land,
    First seen: or some renown’d metropolis,
    With glistering spires and pinnacles adorn’d. John Milton.

    Reduc’d in careful watch
    Round their metropolis. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. x.

    We stopped at Pavia, that was once the metropolis of a kingdom, but at present a poor town. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

Wikipedia

  1. Metropolis

    A metropolis () is a large city or conurbation 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. A big city belonging to a larger urban agglomeration, but which is not the core of that agglomeration, is not generally considered a metropolis but a part of it. The plural of the word is metropolises, although the Latin plural is metropoles, from the Greek metropoleis (μητρoπόλεις). For urban centers outside metropolitan areas that generate a similar attraction on a smaller scale for their region, the concept of the regiopolis ("regio" for short) was introduced by urban and regional planning researchers in Germany in 2006.

ChatGPT

  1. metropolis

    A metropolis is a large, important city in a country or region, typically serving as a central hub for economic, political, cultural, and social activities. It is often the capital or the most populous city in the region, characterized by significant infrastructure, landmarks, and a high population density. The term can also refer to a central city and its surrounding regions, together functioning as a major integrated network.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Metropolisnoun

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

  2. Metropolisnoun

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

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

Wikidata

  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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Casey Bloys:

    From the western theme park to the technocratic metropolis of the near future, we've thoroughly enjoyed every twist and turn from the minds of Jonathan Nolan Lisa Joy, we can't wait to see where Jonathan Nolan Lisa Joy inspired vision takes us next.

  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. Alfredo Barrera Rubio:

    It was in the Terminal Classic when Chichn Itz, becoming a prominent metropolis in the northeast of present-day Yucatn, extended its influence over sites such as Kulub.

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