in the Eastern Orthodox Church this title is given to a position between bishop and patriarch; equivalent to archbishop in western Christianity
a person who lives in a metropolis
relating to or characteristic of a metropolis
A bishop empowered to oversee other bishops; an archbishop.
The inhabitant of a metropolis.
Pertaining to the see or province of a metropolitan.
Of, or pertaining to, a metropolis or other large urban settlement.
Origin: From metropolitanus, from μητροπολίτης.
of or pertaining to the capital or principal city of a country; as, metropolitan luxury
of, pertaining to, or designating, a metropolitan or the presiding bishop of a country or province, his office, or his dignity; as, metropolitan authority
the superior or presiding bishop of a country or province
a bishop whose see is civil metropolis. His rank is intermediate between that of an archbishop and a patriarch
Origin: [LL. metropolitanus.]
Metropolitan is the debut film by director and screenwriter Whit Stillman. It received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
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Rank popularity for the word 'metropolitan' in Adjectives Frequency: #707
The numerical value of metropolitan in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of metropolitan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of metropolitan in a Sentence
We have now turned every major metropolitan area blue.
I ask the national security services and the metropolitan police to solve this horrible crime.
He remains in the Metropolitan Atlanta area and has been questioned by police as have many other people.
The streets of Puerto Rico at the time, especially in the San Juan metropolitan area, were essentially no man's land.
They pushed me as well and they pointed their guns at me, they broke the metropolitan mayor's office glass doors with a sledgehammer.
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- metropolitàCatalan, Valencian
- urbain, métropolitainFrench
- центра́льный, столи́чныйRussian
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