Metro meaning

mĕtrō
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A train that runs on such a railway.
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A metropolitan area.
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A subway system.
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Metropolitan.

Metro Los Angeles.

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Uterus.

Metritis.

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A metropolitan government.
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Measure.

Metrology.

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Uterus, womb.

Metrorrhagia.

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A train that runs on such an underground railway.
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(law) Abbreviation of metropolitan.
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Origin of metro

  • < Gr mētra, uterus < mētēr, mother

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • < Gr metron, measure

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • French métro short for (chemin de fer) métropolitain metropolitan (railway) from Late Latin mētropolītānus metropolitan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Greek mētrā uterus from mētēr mētr- mother māter- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French métro, apocopic form of métropolitain, from the Ancient Greek roots μήτηρ (meter, “mother") + πόλις (polis, “city").

    From Wiktionary

  • Abbreviation of metropolitan.

    From Wiktionary