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metropolitan

met·ro·pol·i·tan

metropolitan

 
 
pronunciation:
me tr pa lih tn
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, pertaining to, or designating a major city, its suburbs, and other neighboring communities; urban.
synonyms:
civic, urban
similar words:
municipal
definition 2: of or characteristic of a metropolis or its inhabitants, esp. in sophistication, culture, or the like.
synonyms:
cosmopolitan, urban
antonyms:
provincial
similar words:
citified, sophisticated, urbane, worldly, worldly-wise
definition 3: of, pertaining to, or designating the mother state of a colony, territory, or the like.
definition 4: of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical metropolitan.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who lives in a large city or who has the attitudes and manners associated with such a life.
synonyms:
urbanite
similar words:
cosmopolitan, sophisticate
definition 2: an archbishop having authority over bishops, as in the Roman Catholic Church.
synonyms:
archbishop
definition 3: a bishop who is the head of a church province, as in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
similar words:
bishop
derivation: metropolitanism (n.)
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