metropolitan

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1met·ro·pol·i·tan

noun \ˌme-trə-ˈpä-lə-tən\

Definition of METROPOLITAN

1
:  the primate of an ecclesiastical province
2
:  one who lives in a metropolis or displays metropolitan manners or customs

Examples of METROPOLITAN

  1. <a TV series about the lives and loves of a group of young, attractive metropolitans>

First Known Use of METROPOLITAN

14th century

Other Sociology Terms

bourgeois, ethos, eugenics, exurb, incommunicado, intelligentsia, megalopolis, metrosexual, mores, subculture

2metropolitan

adjective

: of or relating to a large city and the surrounding cities and towns

Full Definition of METROPOLITAN

1
:  of or constituting a metropolitan or his see
2
:  of, relating to, or characteristic of a metropolis and sometimes including its suburbs
3
:  of, relating to, or constituting a mother country as distinguished from a colony

Examples of METROPOLITAN

  1. the greater New York metropolitan area
  2. This is one of the best seafood restaurants in metropolitan Los Angeles.

Origin of METROPOLITAN

Middle English, from Late Latin metropolitanus of the see of a metropolitan, from metropolita, noun, metropolitan, from Late Greek mētropolitēs, from mētropolis see of a metropolitan, from Greek, capital
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with METROPOLITAN

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