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metropolitan

noun met·ro·pol·i·tan \ ˌme-trə-ˈpä-lə-tən \
|Updated on: 22 Jun 2018

Definition of metropolitan

1 : the primate of an ecclesiastical province
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

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First Known Use of metropolitan

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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metropolitan

adjective

Definition of metropolitan

1 : of or constituting a metropolitan or his see
2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of a metropolis and sometimes including its suburbs
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.

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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


METROPOLITAN Defined for English Language Learners

metropolitan

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

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

Definition of metropolitan for Students

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


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