Definition of 'metropolis'
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The modern metropolis needs new governmental forms. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)Shenzhen exploded into a sprawling metropolis. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Before the war, predictions of what would happen to a vast metropolis under bombardment from the air had been apocalyptic. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Damascus was the sprawling metropolis. Christianity Today (2000)Its colourful past has given it layer upon layer of history, but these days the city is very much a modern metropolis. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In some respects the dictionary is the ideal form for capturing the diverse, fragmentary yet often interconnected narratives of the modern metropolis. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)The setting is this vast, sprawling, soulless metropolis. The Sun (2011)But now his own lack of personal organisation has left him in a flat in a part of the sprawling metropolis where taxis don't venture. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It has been transformed into a modern metropolis, embracing 21st-century style and technology. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Big, brash and full of chutzpah, this modern metropolis has a style and an ambience all of its own. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'metropolis'
British English: metropolis NOUN
A metropolis is the largest, busiest, and most important city in a country or region.
...the bustling metropolis.
Definition of metropolis from the Collins English Dictionary
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