- the underground electric railway of Paris, France, Montreal, Canada, Washington, D.C., and other cities.
- subway(def 1).
Origin of metro1
- metropolis(defs 1, 2).
- (often initial capital letter) Chiefly Canadian. the government or jurisdiction of a large city.
Origin of metro2
- a combining form meaning “measure,” used in the formation of compound words: metronome.
Origin of metro-1
- a combining form meaning “uterus,” used in the formation of compound words: metrorrhagia.
Origin of metro-2
- a combining form representing metropolis or metropolitan in compound words: metroflight; metroland; Metroliner.
Examples from the Web for metro
They go to Paris, but never leave the underground metro station, where they stalk the metro mall shops.‘Girlhood’: Coming of Age in France’s Projects
November 25, 2014
There will be an issue of the New York Times and magazines, an iPhone and Kindle, metro cards and subway maintenance signs.New York’s Century-Old Time Capsule Is a Dud
October 8, 2014
Looting at the Metro store was another headache among many, he said.The Rot Among the Rebels in Ukraine
May 31, 2014
On Wednesday, however, Martin's people set the record straight, telling The Metro that he and Chung “are definitely not dating.”Solange Knowles’s Met Gala Clutch ‘Worth Fighting For’; Nicolas Ghesquiere Brings Top Talent to First Louis Vuitton Campaign
The Fashion Beast Team
May 14, 2014
We kept that a secret so well, apart from The Metro or some newspaper in the U.K. that did an article on it.‘Game of Thrones’ Star Maisie Williams, aka Arya Stark, on Her Big Premiere Episode ‘Two Swords’
April 7, 2014
A subway is always a tube, or the underground, or the Metro.The American Language
Henry L. Mencken
"There's a new picture at the Metro," he said as quietly as he could.No Strings Attached
Lester del Rey
I went down into the Metro and in time arrived at the station.A "Y Girl in France
(Metro de drapo signifus metron, kiu kuŝis sur drapo, aŭ kiu estas uzata por drapo).
(Metro de drapo would mean a yard-measure which was lying on cloth, or which is used for cloth).
mtro (French metro)
- an underground, or largely underground, railway system in certain cities, esp in Europe, such as that in Paris
before a vowel metr-
- indicating the uterusmetrorrhagia
- indicating a measuremetronome
Word Origin and History for metro
Paris underground, 1904, from French abbreviation of Chemin de Fer Métropolitain "Metropolitan Railway" (see metropolitan (adj.)). French chemin de fer "railroad" is literally "iron road."