noun me·trop·o·lis \mə-ˈträ-p(ə-)ləs\

: a very large or important city

Full Definition of METROPOLIS

:  the chief or capital city of a country, state, or region
:  the city or state of origin of a colony (as of ancient Greece)
a :  a city regarded as a center of a specified activity
b :  a large important city

Examples of METROPOLIS

  1. <a big, teeming metropolis where ambitious people from all over come to make their mark>


Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek mētropolis, from mētr-, mētēr mother + polis city — more at mother, police
First Known Use: 14th century

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Rhymes with METROPOLIS


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