Definition of Metropolis

1. Noun. A large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts. "Ancient Troy was a great city"

Exact synonyms: City, Urban Center
Specialized synonyms: Nicaea, Colossae, Herat, Kandahar, Qandahar, Mazar-i-sharif, Durazzo, Durres, Annaba, Blida, Oran, Constantine, Huambo, Nova Lisboa, Lobito, Hamilton, Bahia Blanca, Cordoba, Cordova, Moron, Rosario, Vicente Lopez, Dobrich, Tolbukhin, Philippopolis, Plovdiv, Varna, Mandalay, Mawlamyine, Moulmein, Douala, Kandy, Antofagasta, Concepcion, Punta Arenas, Temuco, Valparaiso, Vina Del Mar, Chongqing, Chungking, Canton, Guangzhou, Kuangchou, Kwangchow, Lanchou, Lanchow, Lanzhou, Dairen, Dalian, Talien, Loyang, Luoyang, Lushun, Port Arthur, Hangchow, Hangzhou, Nan-chang, Nanchang, Nan-ning, Nanning, Nanjing, Nanking, Shanghai, Fengtien, Moukden, Mukden, Shenyang, Taiyuan, Tangshan, T'ien-ching, Tianjin, Tientsin, Wuhan, Changan, Hsian, Sian, Singan, Xian, Hohhot, Taichung, Hong Kong, Barranquilla, Cali, Medellin, Cartagena, Soledad, Goma, Kananga, Luluabourg, Elisabethville, Lubumbashi, Abidjan, San Pedro Sula, Santa Ana, Aspinwall, Colon, Merida, Campeche, Cancun, Acapulco, Acapulco De Juarez, Chihuahua, Ciudad Juarez, Juarez, Ciudad Victoria, Culiacan, Durango, Victoria De Durango, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Leon, Matamoros, Mazatlan, Mexicali, Monterrey, Oaxaca, Oaxaca De Juarez, Orizaba, Heroica Puebla De Zaragoza, Puebla, Puebla De Zaragoza, San Luis Potosi, Tepic, Tampico, Torreon, Tijuana, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Veracruz, Villa Hermosa, Villahermosa, Santiago, Santiago De Cuba, Guantanamo, Santiago, Santiago De Los Caballeros, San Juan, Montego Bay, Brno, Brunn, Ostrava, Cotonou, Aarhus, Arhus, Aalborg, Alborg, Bergen, Stavanger, Nidaros, Trondheim, Malmo, Lund, Goeteborg, Goteborg, Gothenburg, Uppsala, Upsala, Aachen, Aix-la-chapelle, Aken, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Chemnitz, Karl-marx-stadt, Dortmund, Dresden, Leipzig, Solingen, Weimar, Bonn, Cologne, Koln, Braunschweig, Brunswick, Dusseldorf, Essen, Frankfort, Frankfurt, Frankfurt On The Main, Halle, Halle-an-der-saale, Hamburg, Hannover, Hanover, Lubeck, Mannheim, Muenchen, Munich, Nuremberg, Nurnberg, Potsdam, Rostock, Stuttgart, Wiesbaden, Wuerzburg, Wurzburg, Guayaquil, Espoo, Tammerfors, Tampere, Corinth, Korinthos, Argos, Delphi, Mycenae, Sparta, Ephesus, Patrai, Patras, Ilion, Ilium, Troy, Thebes, Salonica, Salonika, Thessalonica, Thessaloniki, Nablus, Sodom, Gomorrah, Gomorrha, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-jaffa, Tel Aviv-yalo, Haifa, Hefa, Jaffa, Joppa, Yafo, Samaria, Byzantium, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Aquila, Aquila Degli Abruzzi, L'aquila, Bolzano, Brescia, Ferrara, Naples, Napoli, Messina, Bologna, Brindisi, Genoa, Genova, Cremona, La Spezia, Milan, Milano, Pisa, Siracusa, Syracuse, Torino, Turin, Bari, Palermo, Firenze, Florence, Trent, Trento, Padova, Padua, Patavium, Venezia, Venice, Verona, Brasov, Constantina, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Ragusa, Split, Banff, Calgary, Vancouver, Saint John, St. John, Hamilton, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Windsor, Montreal, Saskatoon, Graz, Lentia, Linz, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Chittagong, Antwerp, Antwerpen, Anvers, Bruges, City Of Bridges, Charleroi, Gand, Gent, Ghent, Liege, Luik, Namur, Santa Cruz, Sucre, Belem, Feliz Lusitania, Para, Santa Maria De Belem, St. Mary Of Bethlehem, Belo Horizonte, Curitiba, Joao Pessoa, Governador Valadares, Limeira, Natal, Osasco, Rio, Rio De Janeiro, Pernambuco, Recife, Santos, Sao Bernardo Do Campo, Sao Goncalo, Sao Joao De Meriti, Sao Jose Dos Campos, Sao Louis, Sao Paulo, Lancaster, Manchester, Hull, Kingston-upon Hull, Liverpool, Birmingham, Brummagem, Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton, Bristol, Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle, Newcastle-upon-tyne, Pompey, Portsmouth, Coventry, Gloucester, Reading, Sheffield, Winchester, Worcester, Northampton, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Newport, Swansea, Alexandria, El Iskandriyah, Assouan, Assuan, Aswan, El Giza, Giza, Gizeh, Memphis, El-aksur, Luxor, Thebes, Suez, Delhi, Old Delhi, Bangalore, Jabalpur, Jubbulpore, Calcutta, Kolkata, Bombay, Mumbai, Agra, Hyderabad, Chennai, Madras, Lucknow, Mysore, Salem, Bandung, Medan, Samarang, Semarang, Abadan, Bam, Mashhad, Meshed, Aspadana, Esfahan, Isfahan, Rasht, Resht, Shiraz, Tabriz, Orumiyeh, Urmia, Qum, Persepolis, Basia, Basra, Karbala, Kerbala, Kerbela, Kirkuk, Mosul, Philippi, Adrianople, Adrianopolis, Edirne, Babylon, Ur, Ashur, Assur, Asur, Nineveh, Utica, Asahikawa, Nagano, Nagoya, Omiya, Osaka, Yokohama, Naha City, Kobe, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Sapporo, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Toyohashi, Toyonaki, Toyota, Akaba, Al Aqabah, Aqaba, Az Zarqa, Zarqa, Kisumu, Mombasa, Nakuru, Bordeaux, Brest, Cannes, Dijon, Grenoble, Le Havre, Lille, Lyon, Lyons, Marseille, Marseilles, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Orleans, Reims, Rheims, Strasbourg, Strassburg, Toulon, Toulouse, Tours, Versailles, Kumasi, Tamale, Apeldoorn, Arnhem, 's Gravenhage, Den Haag, The Hague, Eindhoven, Nijmegen, Rotterdam, Leiden, Leyden, Utrecht, Thorshavn, Chemulpo, Incheon, Inchon, Kwangju, Taegu, Tegu, Pusan, Tarabulus, Tarabulus Ash-sham, Trablous, Tripoli, Saida, Sayda, Sidon, Sur, Tyre, Benghazi, Blantyre, Zomba, Kuala Lumpur, Timbuktu, Casablanca, Fes, Fez, Marrakech, Marrakesh, Oujda, Tangier, Tangiers, Beira, Auckland, Christchurch, Ibadan, Katsina, Lagos, Maiduguri, Yerwa-maiduguri, Zaria, Faisalabad, Lyallpur, Hyderabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Arequipa, Caloocan, Cebu, Cebu City, Quezon City, Bromberg, Bydgoszcz, Cracow, Krakau, Krakow, Czestochowa, Danzig, Gdansk, Katowice, Lodz, Lublin, Breslau, Wroclaw, Zabrze, Braga, Oporto, Porto, Setubal, Papeete, Al Madinah, Medina, Jed'dah, Jeddah, Jidda, Jiddah, Tabuk, Taif, Hargeisa, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kimberley, Durban, Bloemfontein, Soweto, Astrakhan, Cherepovets, Grozny, Groznyy, Kaluga, Khabarovsk, Kursk, Gorki, Gorkiy, Gorky, Nizhni Novgorod, Nizhnyi Novgorod, Kazan, Leningrad, Peterburg, Petrograd, Saint Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Murmansk, Nalchik, Novgorod, Molotov, Perm, Rostov, Rostov Na Donu, Rostov On Don, Saratov, Smolensk, Ufa, Stalingrad, Tsaritsyn, Volgograd, Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk, Omsk, Vladivostok, Gomel, Homel, Homyel, Pinsk, Tartu, Liepaja, Daugavpils, Klaipeda, Memel, Kaunas, Kovna, Kovno, Donetsk, Donetske, Stalino, Chernobyl, Dneprodzerzhinsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Yekaterinoslav, Kharkiv, Kharkov, Odesa, Odessa, Sebastopol, Sevastopol, Yalta, Alma-ata, Almaty, Samarcand, Samarkand, Barcelona, Cadiz, Cartagena, Cordoba, Cordova, Granada, Jerez, Jerez De La Frontera, Leon, Logrono, Malaga, Oviedo, San Sebastian, Sevilla, Seville, Toledo, Saragossa, Zaragoza, Valencia, Nyala, Port Sudan, Omdurman, Bale, Basel, Basle, Geneva, Geneve, Genf, Lausanne, Zurich, Alep, Aleppo, Halab, Al Ladhiqiyah, Latakia, Dodoma, Mbeya, Mwanza, Tabora, Tanga, Ariana, Ehadhamen, Gafsa, Safaqis, Sfax, Sousse, Susa, Susah, Adana, Seyhan, Adalia, Antalya, Halicarnassus, Constantinople, Istanbul, Stamboul, Stambul, Brusa, Bursa, Izmir, Smyrna, Pergamum, Sardis, Jinja, Gulu, Dubai, Birmingham, Pittsburgh Of The South, Huntsville, Mobile, Anchorage, Mesa, Tucson, Anaheim, Bakersfield, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Chula Vista, Fresno, Long Beach, City Of The Angels, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pasadena, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Bridgeport, New Haven, Waterbury, Wilmington, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Miami Beach, Orlando, Saint Augustine, St. Augustine, Saint Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Savannah, Chicago, Windy City, Decatur, Peoria, Rockford, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary, South Bend, Davenport, Cedar Rapids, Sioux City, Kansas City, Wichita, Lexington, Louisville, New Orleans, Shreveport, Portland, Baltimore, Cambridge, Springfield, Worcester, Salem, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Motor City, Motown, Flint, Grand Rapids, Duluth, Minneapolis, Independence, Kansas City, Gateway To The West, Saint Louis, St. Louis, Springfield, Billings, Omaha, Las Vegas, Reno, Manchester, Atlantic City, Bayonne, Camden, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson, Albuquerque, Buffalo, Greater New York, New York, New York City, Binghamton, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Schenectady, Syracuse, Utica, Charlotte, Queen City, Durham, Greensboro, Greenville, Winston-salem, Fargo, Akron, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo, Youngstown, Tulsa, Eugene, Portland, Allentown, Erie, Chester, City Of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton, Newport, Charleston, Sioux Falls, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Abilene, Amarillo, Arlington, Beaumont, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Garland, Houston, Laredo, Lubbock, Odessa, Plano, San Antonio, Waco, Wichita Falls, Provo, Burlington, Newport News, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Portsmouth, Roanoke, Virginia Beach, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Beckley, Clarksburg, Huntington, Morgantown, Parkersburg, Wheeling, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Racine, Casper, Citta Del Vaticano, Vatican City, Ciudad Bolivar, Cumana, Maracaibo, Maracay, Valencia, Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon, Haiphong, Aden, Al-hudaydah, Hodeida, Al-mukalla, Mukalla, Bulawayo
Terms within: Concrete Jungle, Central City, City Center, City Centre, Financial Center, Civic Center, Down Town, Municipal Center, Inner City, Medical Center
Generic synonyms: Municipality
Specialized synonyms: National Capital, Provincial Capital, State Capital
Derivative terms: Citify, Metropolitan



2. Noun. People living in a large densely populated municipality. "The city voted for Republicans in 1994"
Exact synonyms: City
Generic synonyms: Municipality
Derivative terms: Citify

Definition of Metropolis

1. n. The mother city; the chief city of a kingdom, state, or country.

Definition of Metropolis

1. Noun. (history) The mother (founding) polis (city state) of a colony, especially in the Ancient Greek/Hellenistic world. ¹

2. Noun. A large, busy city, especially as the main city in an area or country or as distinguished from surrounding rural areas. ¹

3. Noun. (context: canon law) The see of a metropolitan archbishop, ranking above its suffragan diocesan bishops. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Metropolis

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Medical Definition of Metropolis

1. 1. The mother city; the chief city of a kingdom, state, or country. "[Edinburgh] gray metropolis of the North." (Tennyson) 2. The seat, or see, of the metropolitan, or highest church dignitary. "The great metropolis and see of Rome." (Shak) Origin: L. Metropolis, Gr, prop, the mother city (in relation to colonies); mother + city. See Mother, and Police. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Metropolis Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Metropolis

metroparalysis
metropathia
metropathic
metropathy
metroperitoneal fistula
metroperitonitis
metrophlebitis
metroplasty
metroplex
metroplexes
metropole
metropoleis
metropoles
metropolia
metropolis (current term)
metropolises
metropolitan
metropolitan France
metropolitan area
metropolitan borough
metropolitan county
metropolitanate
metropolitanates
metropolitanism
metropolitans
metropolitical
metroptosis
metrorrhagias

Literary usage of Metropolis

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1. The Parliamentary Debates by Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard (1828)
"A question had. likewise arisen, as to whether the SUPPLY OF WATER ro THE metropolis.] Sir F. Burdett rose to ask the Secretary of State for the Home ..."

2. Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World by Jonathan Swift (1894)
"... the metropolis of Lilliput describ'd, together with the Emperor's Palace. A Conversation between the Author and a principal Secretary, concerning Hie ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1837)
"First Report of the metropolis Churches Fund, June 23, 1837. London: Clay. THE Report states that, in the month of April, 1836, an address was put forth by ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Heraclea was the ecclesiastical metropolis of Thrace, Thessalonica of Macedonia, ... In Thrace, Constantinople succeeded in displacing the old metropolis, ..."

5. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"Such is the general plan of this province, which has the city of Algiers, the metropolis of the whole kingdom, for its capital. ..."

6. Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli (1858)
"BUILDINGS IN THE metropolis, AND RESIDENCE IN THE COUNTRY. RECENTLY more than one of our learned judges from the bench have perhaps astonished their ..."

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