Origin of megalopolis
Examples from the Web for megalopolis
Experts believe Zionist vision of spreading out population to be replaced by megalopolis.
It felt as if the entire population of megalopolis Tokyo was on the streets at once.
As he came near to manhood Ekdemus and Megalophanes, two citizens of Megalopolis, took charge of his education.Plutarch's Lives, Volume II|Aubrey Stewart & George Long
When the Lacedæmonians marched against Megalopolis, Aratus came to the assistance of that city.
This Akrotatus was defeated and slain near the city of Megalopolis by the despot Aristodemus, leaving his wife pregnant.
This town was situated on a high and craggy rock, near Megalopolis.Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. II of II)|Charles Bucke
The Arcadians found Megalopolis, which they make the capital of the Arcadian confederacy.
Word Origin for megalopolis
1832, from comb. form of Greek megas (genitive megalou) "great" (see mickle) + polis "city" (see polis). The word was used in classical times as an epithet of great cities (Athens, Syracuse, Alexandria), and it also was the name of a former city in Arcadia.
A vast stretch of developed industrial urban area, such as the East Coast of the United States from Boston to Washington, D.C., or the Ruhr Valley in Germany. Megalopolis is from Greek words meaning “great city.”