Metropolitan definitions

mĕt'rə-pŏl'ĭ-tən
The definition of metropolitan is a city or something related to a city.

A city and the immediate locations surrounding it is an example of a metropolitan area.

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Of, relating to, or constituting the home territory of an imperial or colonial state.
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Of or relating to an ecclesiastical metropolitan.
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of a major city.

Crowded metropolitan streets; a metropolitan newspaper.

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Of or constituting a large city or urbanized area, including adjacent suburbs and towns.

The Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area; a metropolitan county.

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A citizen of a metropolis, especially one who displays urbane characteristics, attitudes, and values.
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In the Western Christian churches, a bishop with provincial powers, with some authority over suffragan bishops.
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In most Eastern Orthodox churches, a bishop who is head of an ecclesiastical province and ranks next below the patriarch.
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In the Greek Orthodox church, a bishop ranking next below an archbishop.
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Of or constituting a metropolis.
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Designating or of a metropolitan.
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Designating or of a population area consisting of a central city and smaller surrounding communities.
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Designating or of a mother country as distinguished from a colony, territory, etc.
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A person who lives in and knows a metropolis or one who has the characteristic attitudes and manners of such a person.
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In ancient Greece, a citizen of a metropolis.
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An archbishop having authority over the bishops of a church province.
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A bishop ranking just below a patriarch.
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(Christianity) A bishop empowered to oversee other bishops; an archbishop. [from 14th c.]
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The inhabitant of a metropolis. [from 18th c.]
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(Christianity) Pertaining to the see or province of a metropolitan. [from 15th c.]
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Of, or pertaining to, a metropolis or other large urban settlement. [from 16th c.]
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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