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Meaning of METROPOLITAN

Pronunciation:  `metru'pâlitn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person who lives in a metropolis
  2. [adj]  relating to or characteristic of a metropolis; "metropolitan area"
 

METROPOLITAN is a 12 letter word that starts with M.

 

 See Also: occupant, occupier, resident

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Met`ro*pol"i*tan\ (?; 277), a. [L. metropolitanus:
    cf. F. m['e]tropolitain.]
    1. Of or pertaining to the capital or principal city of a
       country; as, metropolitan luxury.
    
    2. (Eccl.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a metropolitan
       or the presiding bishop of a country or province, his
       office, or his dignity; as, metropolitan authority.
       ``Bishops metropolitan.'' --Sir T. More.
    
    
  2. \Met`ro*pol"i*tan\, n. [LL. metropolitanus.]
    1. The superior or presiding bishop of a country or province.
    
    2. (Lat. Church.) An archbishop.
    
    3. (Gr. Church) A bishop whose see is civil metropolis. His
       rank is intermediate between that of an archbishop and a
       patriarch. --Hook.
    
    
 

 

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