Origin of metroFrench métro, contr. ; from chemin de fer métropolitain: in England, taken as contr. for Metropolitan District Railway, in London
Origin of metro-; from Classical Greek metron, measure
Origin of metro-; from Classical Greek m?tra, uterus ; from m?t?r, mother
Origin of metroFrench métro, short for (chemin de fer) métropolitain, metropolitan (railway), from Late Latin m&emacron;tropol&imacron;tanus; see metropolitan.
Origin of metro-From Greek m&emacron;tra, uterus, from m&emacron;t&emacron;r, m&emacron;tr-, mother; see mater- in Indo-European roots.
- A metropolitan area.
(comparative more metro, superlative most metro)
Abbreviation of metropolitan.
- (law) Abbreviation of metropolitan.
This is the customary abbreviation of this term as used in case citations. See, e.g., The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Nineteenth Edition (2010), "Case Names and Institutional Authors in Citations", Table T6, p. 430-431.