Origin and Etymology of metro
First Known Use: 1904See Words from the same year
Recent Examples of metro from the Web
But in the last two years, St. Louis (20th largest metro area) and San Diego (17th largest metro area) both lost NFL teams to Los Angeles over stadium fights.
Shanklin’s office said her attorney, Aubrey Williams, was not paid by metro government during her removal trial.
There are Navaratri concerts, dance performances and cultural festivals slated for metro New York; New Jersey; Atlanta; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Houston; Dallas; San Jose, Calif.; and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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