Origin and Etymology of metro
First Known Use: 1904See Words from the same year
Recent Examples of metro from the Web
To be fair to big markets supporting two teams, such as New York and Chicago, The Enquirer only counted half the metro population when calculating per capita attendance for each team.
Several hundred acres of land would be needed, with other requirements or preferences including a large skilled workforce, a metro population base of more than 1 million and air flights to the West Coast.
This is just their little brother -- 2.5 million in metro population -- growing up.
Two places had major research facilities (Huntsville, Alabama, and California-Lexington Park, Maryland), and one was the seat of the federal government — Washington, D.C., and its metro area.
Amazon, based in Seattle, has set out a few prerequisites for bidders: The metro population should be more than 1 million, the airport should have direct flights to key US and international cities, and the mass transit system should be top-notch.
Shortages of gasoline and bottled water were reported Sunday night throughout metro Atlanta, where Irma's impact could be felt for months.
Current forecasts called for Irma to head inland, putting it near metro Atlanta – home to the world’s busiest airport –by Tuesday.
And Madison, with a metro population of around 650,000, has a large base of tech workers, with future employees learning those skills at the University of Wisconsin.
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