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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. Muriel Bowser:

    Right now there is no accountability for the people who came to these protests and attacked our police and we haven't seen a willingness from the Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham attorney to prosecute them, we need the federal government to do its job and prosecute these people.

  2. Patrick Warren:

    Since a mask is not part of the authorized uniform and not medically recommended at this time they may not be worn by uniformed Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman employees, in the event that guidance from federal and state health authorities should recommend a modification of this policy, it will be reevaluated at that time.

  3. Yoshihide Suga:

    We are determined to work closely together with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, and the IOC to realize a safe and secure Olympics.

  4. British Airways:

    We are working with the Metropolitan Police and the authorities in Johannesburg to establish the facts surrounding this very rare case.

  5. Tyrone Covington:

    Metropolitan Correctional Center will be meeting with BOP officials to review their plan so that Metropolitan Correctional Center can ensure all necessary access for attorneys to their clients and the ability for defendants to appear in a timely fashion as required by the court. i'm disappointed in the Dept. of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Prisons for simply not notifying Metropolitan Correctional Center of such a big decision, even though Metropolitan Correctional Center believe this is something that should have happened.

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