- 1The capital or chief city of a country or region: he preferred the peaceful life of the countryside to the bustle of the metropolisMore example sentences
- Lagado is the capital metropolis of Balnibari, the continent of the land of Laputa.
- I had expected to escape the bustle of the metropolis and soak in the undisturbed beauty of nature.
- City centers, especially in the nation's biggest metropolises, have become hosts to resurgent capital markets.
- 1.1A very large and busy city: by the late eighteenth century Edo had grown to a metropolis with a population of nearly one millionMore example sentences
- It was a rather dreary day outside, which really wasn't unusual in the busy metropolis of San Francisco.
- Currently, 28 per cent of our population is urban, residing in 23 metropolises with a population of more than one million each, and five mega cities with a population of more than five million each.
- In its heyday, the urban sketch was a byproduct of the concurrent rise of newspapers and population growth in metropolises.
late Middle English (denoting the see of a metropolitan bishop): via late Latin from Greek mētropolis 'mother state', from mētēr, mētr- 'mother' + polis 'city'.