dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


5 definitions found
 for Metropolis
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.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. The mother city; the chief city of a kingdom, state, or
        country.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              [Edinburgh] gray metropolis of the North.
                                                    --Tennyson.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Eccl.) The seat, or see, of the metropolitan, or highest
        church dignitary.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The great metropolis and see of Rome. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Any large city.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  metropolis
      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
           center]
      2: people living in a large densely populated municipality; "the
         city voted for Republicans in 1994" [syn: city,
         metropolis]

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.
     Headwords:
      Metropolis, IL
      Metropolis
  

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org