any large, busy city.
the chief, and sometimes capital, city of a country, state, or region.
a central or principal place, as of some activity: the music metropolis of France.
the mother city or parent state of a colony, especially of an ancient Greek colony.
the chief see of an ecclesiastical province.
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How to use metropolis in a sentence
From Shanghai to Seoul, Tokyo to Singapore, Asia’s muggy, rapidly rising metropolises have been among the first in the world to embrace indoor farms at scale.
San Diego can’t afford to turn away from those water sources that supported its growth from a small farming mission to a sprawling metropolis.The Water Authority Is Resurrecting Its Pipe Dream – Again | MacKenzie Elmer | September 1, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
With her family originally hailing from Louisiana, Knowles-Lawson spent her childhood in Galveston, Texas, but it was the metropolis of Houston that taught her she had to dream big to be big.How Beyoncé and Solange Were Shaped by Childhood Therapy | Joy Nesbitt | August 13, 2020 | Ozy
It is now a thriving, diverse, and welcoming metropolis, and one of the fastest growing cities in the country.Charlotte : Celebrating Diversity in the Queen City | LGBTQ-Editor | August 11, 2020 | No Straight News
Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is an industrious metropolis that’s an exciting place for the LGBTQ community.Chicago: A Midwestern Jewel for the LGBTQ Community | LGBTQ-Editor | July 11, 2020 | No Straight News
The town of Liqian sits on the edge of the Gobi desert, 200 miles from any metropolis, and 4,500 miles from Rome.
But in New York City, a metropolis with an abundance of concrete and very few fields of grass, a far more subtle display appears.
The 30-something heroine glamorized the metropolis and its coveted name brands, Arora says.
It was the Civil War that drove Leslie from his Cincinnati home to the bustling metropolis of New York City.
The co-owner of metropolis Collectables, Vincent has Wolverine mutton chops, a Tony Stark goatee, and Lex Luthor swagger.The Holy Grail of Comic Books Hid in Plain Site at New York Comic Con | Sujay Kumar | October 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As for Brammel, he consented, as he was ready to agree to any thing but a personal visit to the great metropolis.
Manila was formerly the capital of the province of that name, as well as the Philippine metropolis.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
He settled at Shawmut, which was finally determined upon for the metropolis, and named Boston.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Before the close of the year, it found its way from Sunderland and Newcastle to the suburbs of the metropolis.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
In the metropolis, an extraordinary assembly of the national union took place.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
British Dictionary definitions for metropolis
the main city, esp of a country or region; capital
a centre of activity
the chief see in an ecclesiastical province
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