central city

noun

Definition of central city 

: a city that constitutes the densely populated center of a metropolitan area

called also core city

Examples of central city in a Sentence

The central city is losing population, while the suburbs are expanding.

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Two days later Halit Yozgat is shot dead in his internet cafe in the central city of Kassel. Fox News, "A brief history of German neo-Nazi group NSU," 11 July 2018 Already one of the more active developers in the central city, D&S - operated by the Miry and Lebastchi families - has three more significant residential projects in the urban core. Ryan Lillis, sacbee, "Want an affordable apartment near Golden 1 Center? This long-awaited tower just opened," 2 June 2018 Sri Lanka’s government has also imposed a nationwide state of emergency after violence broke out Sunday in one of the island’s central cities, where dozens of Muslim businesses, houses and at least one mosque were attacked. Vindu Goel, Hari Kumar And Sheera Frenkel, New York Times, "In Sri Lanka, Facebook Contends With Shutdown After Mob Violence," 8 Mar. 2018 There's more interest from businesses in investing throughout Milwaukee's central city, including the neighborhood near Century City, Blue and Gorens-Levey said. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Century City building on Milwaukee's north side is still empty, but hopes remain for its future," 23 Feb. 2018 The People’s Intermediate Court in the central city of Wuhan announced the sentencing of Qin Yongmin, whose activism dates back four decades, on its official website Wednesday. Christopher Bodeen, BostonGlobe.com, "China sentences veteran rights activist to 13 years in prison," 11 July 2018 The two men had been held by the kidnappers for nearly a week after being abducted on a road while traveling from the central city of Jos to a funeral in the southeastern state of Enugu. Gerald Imray, chicagotribune.com, "Nigeria captain played World Cup match after learning, being forced to keep quiet about father’s kidnapping," 3 July 2018 Another semi-official news agency, ISNA, said the strike killed 18 Iranians, including a commander, in a suburb of the central city of Hama. Bassem Mroue, chicagotribune.com, "Syria monitors: Missile attack kills 26, mostly Iranians," 30 Apr. 2018 The Portland market has added thousands of hotel rooms, many of them concentrated in the central city, in a building boom that began in 2012. Elliot Njus, OregonLive.com, "Hyatt Place hotel proposed in Portland's Pearl District," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of central city

1950, in the meaning defined above

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central city

noun

English Language Learners Definition of central city

: the center part of a large city

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