Greater meaning

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Of, relating to, or being a city considered together with its populous suburbs.

The greater metropolitan area of Dallas; Greater Los Angeles.

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Designating a big city and the cities and towns surrounding it, esp. such an area included in the U.S. census.

Greater Cleveland.

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Designating a country and the nearby states or regions that it claims, has taken by force, etc., as because of their ethnic composition.
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Comparative form of great: more great.
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Used in referring to a region or place together with the surrounding area; (of a city) metropolitan.
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Origin of greater

  • great +‎ -er
    From Wiktionary