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Meaning of CITY

Pronunciation:  'sitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  people living in a large densely populated municipality; "the city voted for Republicans in 1994"
  2. [n]  
  3. [n]  an incorporated administrative district established by state charter; "the city raised the tax rate"

CITY is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: metropolis, metropolis, urban center
 See Also: Abidjan, Acapulco, Acapulco de Juarez, administrative district, administrative division, Antofagasta, Aspinwall, Cali, Campeche, Cancun, Canton, Cartagena, central city, Changan, chihuahua, Chongqing, Chungking, city center, city district, city limit, city limits, Ciudad Juarez, Ciudad Victoria, civic center, Colon, Concepcion, concrete jungle, Constantine, Cordoba, Cordova, Culiacan, Douala, down town, Dunkerque, Dunkirk, Durazzo, Durres, Elisabethville, Fengtien, financial center, Guangzhou, Hamilton, Hangchow, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Hsian, hub, inner city, Juarez, Kananga, Kandy, Kuangchou, Kwangchow, Lanchou, Lanchow, Lanzhou, Loyang, Lubumbashi, Luluabourg, Luoyang, Mandalay, Medellin, medical center, Merida, Moukden, Mukden, municipal center, municipality, municipality, Nanchang, Nan-chang, Nanjing, Nanking, Nanning, Nan-ning, Oran, Philippopolis, Plovdiv, public square, Punta Arenas, San Pedro Sula, Santa Ana, Shanghai, Shenyang, Sian, Singan, square, Taichung, territorial division, Tianjin, T'ien-ching, Tientsin, uptown, Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, Xian



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cit"y\, n.; pl. {Cities}. [OE. cite, F. cit?, fr. L.
    civitas citizenship, state, city, fr. civis citizen; akin to
    Goth. heiwa (in heiwafrauja man of the house), AS. ?, pl.,
    members of a family, servants, ? family, G. heirath marriage,
    prop., providing a house, E. hind a peasant.]
    1. A large town.
    2. A corporate town; in the United States, a town or
       collective body of inhabitants, incorporated and governed
       by a mayor and aldermen or a city council consisting of a
       board of aldermen and a common council; in Great Britain,
       a town corporate, which is or has been the seat of a
       bishop, or the capital of his see.
             A city is a town incorporated; which is, or has
             been, the see of a bishop; and though the bishopric
             has been dissolved, as at Westminster, it yet
             remaineth a city.                     --Blackstone
             When Gorges constituted York a city, he of course
             meant it to be the seat of a bishop, for the word
             city has no other meaning in English law. --Palfrey
    3. The collective body of citizens, or inhabitants of a city.
       ``What is the city but the people?'' --Shak.
    Syn: See {Village}.
  2. \Cit"y\, a.
    Of or pertaining to a city. --Shak.
    {City council}. See under {Council}.
    {City court}, The municipal court of a city. [U. S.]
    {City ward}, a watchman, or the collective watchmen, of a
       city. [Obs.] --Fairfax.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a city in your dream means a sense of community and your social environment. Dreaming that you are in a deserted city or that you feel alienated from the activity of the city, then it suggests that you feel rejected by those around you. Seeing a city in ruins means that you are neglecting your social relationships and allowing them to deteriorate.
Easton Bible Dictionary

The earliest mention of city-building is that of Enoch, which was built by Cain (Gen. 4:17). After the confusion of tongues, the descendants of Nimrod founded several cities (10:10-12). Next, we have a record of the cities of the Canaanites, Sidon, Gaza, Sodom, etc. (10:12, 19; 11:3, 9; 36:31-39). The earliest description of a city is that of Sodom (19:1-22). Damascus is said to be the oldest existing city in the world. Before the time of Abraham there were cities in Egypt (Num. 13:22). The Israelites in Egypt were employed in building the "treasure cities" of Pithom and Raamses (Ex. 1:11); but it does not seem that they had any cities of their own in Goshen (Gen. 46:34; 47:1-11). In the kingdom of Og in Bashan there were sixty "great cities with walls," and twenty-three cities in Gilead partly rebuilt by the tribes on the east of Jordan (Num. 21:21, 32, 33, 35; 32:1-3, 34-42; Deut. 3:4, 5, 14; 1 Kings 4:13). On the west of Jordan were thirty-one "royal cities" (Josh. 12), besides many others spoken of in the history of Israel.

A fenced city was a city surrounded by fortifications and high walls, with watch-towers upon them (2 Chr. 11:11; Deut. 3:5). There was also within the city generally a tower to which the citizens might flee when danger threatened them (Judg. 9:46-52).

A city with suburbs was a city surrounded with open pasture-grounds, such as the forty-eight cities which were given to the Levites (Num. 35:2-7). There were six cities of refuge, three on each side of Jordan, namely, Kadesh, Shechem, Hebron, on the west of Jordan; and on the east, Bezer, Ramoth-gilead, and Golan. The cities on each side of the river were nearly opposite each other. The regulations concerning these cities are given in Num. 35:9-34; Deut. 19:1-13; Ex. 21:12-14.

When David reduced the fortress of the Jebusites which stood on Mount Zion, he built on the site of it a palace and a city, which he called by his own name (1 Chr. 11:5), the city of David. Bethlehem is also so called as being David's native town (Luke 2:4).

Jerusalem is called the Holy City, the holiness of the temple being regarded as extending in some measure over the whole city (Neh. 11:1).

Pithom and Raamses, built by the Israelites as "treasure cities," were not places where royal treasures were kept, but were fortified towns where merchants might store their goods and transact their business in safety, or cities in which munitions of war were stored. (See PITHOM.)

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