Definition of metro in English:
noun (plural metros)(also Metro)
1A subway system in a city, especially Paris.
- A good example of this is the map of an underground railway system or metro.
- Neville said Data Display had other major contracts with the Paris metro, the London underground, and rail systems in Lisbon, Stockholm and Amsterdam.
- In the city, getting around is relatively easy with the metro and tram system.
1.1A subway train, especially in Paris.
- From metros, buses and trains to rental cars all are at your service.
- Planes, trains and metros were canceled, and postal workers and teachers stayed home in a nationwide day of defiance Thursday against government economic policies - notably plans to let the French work longer hours.
- Nearly all passengers in St Petersburg go by public transport: metros, buses, trains, and trolley-buses.
adjective[attributive] North American Back to top
Metropolitan: the Detroit metro area
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- The recommendations were based on analyses of commercial strips along three corridors in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
- Rankings of 63 metro areas reporting populations 250,000 to 500,000 in the 2000 Census
- Only the Multnomah Co. and Lane Co. metro areas voted Blue.
Early 20th century: from French métro, abbreviation of métropolitain (from Chemin de Fer Métropolitain 'Metropolitan Railroad').
Words that rhyme with metroretro
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