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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Metropolis \Me*trop"o*lis\, n. [L. metropolis, Gr. ?, prop., the
mother city (in relation to colonies); ? mother + ? city. See
Mother, and Police.]
1. The mother city; the chief city of a kingdom, state, or
[Edinburgh] gray metropolis of the North.
2. (Eccl.) The seat, or see, of the metropolitan, or highest
The great metropolis and see of Rome. --Shak.
3. Any large city.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a large and densely populated urban area; may include
several independent administrative districts; "Ancient Troy
was a great city" [syn: city, metropolis, urban
2: people living in a large densely populated municipality; "the
city voted for Republicans in 1994" [syn: city,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
81 Moby Thesaurus words for "metropolis":
Kreis, Stadt, archbishopric, archdiocese, arrondissement,
art center, bailiwick, banlieue, bishopric, boom town, borough,
bourg, burg, burgh, canton, capital, capital city, city, commune,
congressional district, constablewick, conurbation, county,
departement, diocese, district, duchy, electoral district,
electorate, exurb, exurbia, faubourg, garment center, ghost town,
government, greater city, hamlet, hundred, magistracy,
manufacturing center, market town, medical center, megalopolis,
metropolitan area, municipality, oblast, okrug, outskirts, parish,
polis, precinct, principality, province, railroad center, region,
riding, sheriffalty, sheriffwick, shipping center, shire,
shopping center, shrievalty, soke, spread city, stake, state,
suburb, suburbia, territory, tourist center, town, township,
trade center, urban center, urban complex, urban sprawl, urbs,
village, ville, wapentake, ward
From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :
METROPOLIS, n. A stronghold of provincialism.
From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :
Metropolis, IL -- U.S. city in Illinois
Population (2000): 6482
Housing Units (2000): 3265
Land area (2000): 5.005127 sq. miles (12.963220 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.063759 sq. miles (0.165134 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 5.068886 sq. miles (13.128354 sq. km)
FIPS code: 48645
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 37.153332 N, 88.725374 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 62960
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
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