noun, plural cit·ies.
- the major metropolitan center of a region; downtown: I'm going to the City to buy clothes and see a show.
- the commercial and financial area of London, England.
Origin of city
Examples from the Web for city
Throughout the fifties, in city after city, fluoridation became the subject of fierce debate.
To put it rather uncharitably, the USPHS practiced a major dental experiment on a city full of unconsenting subjects.
Today, the city is an Asian hipster outpost, with shopping malls, clothing boutiques, and mixologist-prepared cocktails.
“I love my job and I love my city and I am committed to the work here,” he said in a statement.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Saved from the public gallows, Weeks was virtually exiled from the city, and wound up in Mississippi, where he raised a family.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Even the city of Philadelphia is not exempt from this moral pestilence.American Slave Trade|Jesse Torrey
Find a nice place not too far from the city—say on Long Island—and I can run out whenever necessary.The Nest Builder|Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale
Really comfortable, in a human way, not in the sham way of the City.Ripeness is All|Jesse Roarke
I was no longer beneath the surface of the earth but was somewhere in the massive concrete structure of the City of Berlin.City of Endless Night|Milo Hastings
The water runs down to the home station, and is then lifted up high by steam engines and distributed over the city.Wisconsin in Story and Song;|Various