city

[ sit-ee ]
/ ˈsɪt i /

noun, plural cit·ies.

Origin of city

1175–1225; Middle English cite < Anglo-French, Old French cite(t) < Latin cīvitāt- (stem of cīvitās) citizenry, town, equivalent to cīvi(s) citizen + -tāt- -ty2

Related forms

Synonym study

1. See community.
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British Dictionary definitions for intercity (1 of 3)

Intercity

/ (ˌɪntəˈsɪtɪ) /

adjective

trademark (in Britain) denoting a fast train or passenger rail service, esp between main towns

British Dictionary definitions for intercity (2 of 3)

city

/ (ˈsɪtɪ) /

noun plural cities

Related forms

Related adjectives: civic, urban, municipal

Word Origin for city

C13: from Old French cité, from Latin cīvitās citizenship, state, from cīvis citizen

British Dictionary definitions for intercity (3 of 3)

City

/ (ˈsɪtɪ) /

noun the City

short for City of London : the original settlement of London on the N bank of the Thames; a municipality governed by the Lord Mayor and Corporation. Resident pop: 7186 (2001)
the area in central London in which the United Kingdom's major financial business is transacted
the various financial institutions located in this area
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