A city and the immediate locations surrounding it is an example of a metropolitan area.
Crowded metropolitan streets; a metropolitan newspaper.
The Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area; a metropolitan county.
Other Word Forms
Origin of metropolitan
- Middle English of a metropolitan bishop from Late Latin mētropolītānus metropolitan from Greek mētropolītēs citizen of a metropolis from mētropolis mother city metropolis
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Late Latin metropolitanus, from Ancient Greek μητροπολίτης (metropolitēs).