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metro

noun met·ro \ ˈme-(ˌ)trō , in French context also mā-ˈ \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of metro

plural metros
: subway b

Origin and Etymology of metro

French métro, short for (chemin de fer) métropolitain metropolitan railroad

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metro

adjective met·ro \ ˈme-(ˌ)trō \

Definition of metro

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First Known Use of metro

1953

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METRO Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of metro for English Language Learners

  • : an underground railway system in some cities


metro

Definition of metro for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to a large city and sometimes to the area around it


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of metro Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about metro


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