noun, plural me·trop·o·lis·es.
Origin of metropolis
Examples from the Web for metropolises
Contemporary Examples of metropolises
The city is incredibly violent for its size, on par with metropolises that dwarf the town.The Disappearing Cops of East St. Louis
November 26, 2014
Historical Examples of metropolises
But the army stopped far short of the new Edens and metropolises.Martin Van Buren
Edward M. Shepard
But the pressing disc of the battle-front which had been lowering on Chicago, greatest of Earth's metropolises, was lifted.Invaders from the Infinite
John Wood Campbell
These things, Gentlemen, are printed now-a-days; they are printed at Paris, one of the metropolises of thought!The Heavenly Father
noun plural -lises
Word Origin for metropolis
"seat of a metropolitan bishop," 1530s, from Late Latin metropolis; see metropolitan. Meaning "chief town or capital city of a province" is first attested 1580s, earlier metropol (late 14c.).