met·​ro | \ ˈme-(ˌ)trō How to pronounce metro (audio) , in French context also mā-ˈtrō How to pronounce metro (audio) \
plural metros

Definition of metro

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met·​ro | \ ˈme-(ˌ)trō How to pronounce metro (audio) \

Definition of metro (Entry 2 of 2)

Examples of metro in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Add to the mix a non-metro location on offer, and even fewer recruits may be interested. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 2 May 2022 Shopee has been capturing incremental growth in non-metro areas. Jacob Wolinsky, Forbes, 31 May 2021 It's been quite a journey for several of the non-metro men's hockey programs to get to this point. Star Tribune, 29 Mar. 2021 The moving data consisted of all inter-metro moves completed by North American Van Lines in the first 11 months of 2020. Kellie Hwang, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Apr. 2021 Since the 1980s, prisons have primarily been constructed in non-metro areas to take advantage of cheaper land prices and to ostensibly combat rural economic decline. Kiran Misra, The New Republic, 1 Apr. 2021 As for testing, out of the 18 counties with the highest positivity rate, 17 are non-metro counties. Star Tribune, 25 Dec. 2020 For the first time in over a decade, according the USDA’s Economic Research Service, even non-metro areas are beginning to gain population. Joel Kotkin, National Review, 17 Sep. 2020 Rural Republicans and metro area Democratic lawmakers also raised concerns Friday. oregonlive, 16 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of metro


1904, in the meaning defined above


1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metro


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

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“Metro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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