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Line breaks: metro
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛtrəʊ

Definition of metro in English:

noun (plural metros)

An underground railway system in a city, especially Paris.
Example sentences
  • 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.


[attributive] North American Back to top  
Metropolitan: the Detroit metro area
More example sentences
  • 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 Railway').

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