metro etymology

English word metro comes from English metropolis

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Detailed word origin of metro

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metropolis English (eng) (canon law) The see of a metropolitan archbishop, ranking above its suffragan diocesan bishops.. (history) The mother (founding) polis (city state) of a colony, especially in the Hellenistic world.. A large, busy city, especially as the main city in an area or country or as distinguished from surrounding rural areas.. The mother country of a colony.
metropolitan English (eng) (Christianity) [from 14th c.]. The inhabitant of a metropolis. [from 18th c.] (Christianity) Pertaining to the see or province of a metropolitan. [from 15th c.]. Of, or pertaining to, a metropolis or other large urban settlement. [from 16th c.].
metro English (eng) A metropolitan area. Metropolitan.

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