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metropolitan

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noun met·ro·pol·i·tan \ˌme-trə-ˈpä-lə-tən\

Definition of metropolitan

  1. 1 :  the primate of an ecclesiastical province

  2. 2 :  one who lives in a metropolis or displays metropolitan manners or customs

Examples of metropolitan in a Sentence

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

14th Century

First Known Use of metropolitan

14th century


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metropolitan

adjective met·ro·pol·i·tan

Definition of metropolitan

  1. 1 :  of or constituting a metropolitan or his see

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a metropolis and sometimes including its suburbs

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or constituting a mother country as distinguished from a colony

Examples of metropolitan in a Sentence

  1. the greater New York metropolitan area

  2. This is one of the best seafood restaurants in metropolitan Los Angeles.

Origin and Etymology 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


METROPOLITAN Defined for English Language Learners

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metropolitan

adjective met·ro·pol·i·tan

Definition of metropolitan for English Language Learners

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


METROPOLITAN Defined for Kids

metropolitan

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adjective met·ro·pol·i·tan \ˌme-trə-ˈpä-lə-tən\

Definition of metropolitan for Students

  1. :  of, relating to, or like that of a large city a metropolitan area



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