Metropolis

Definition of Metropolis

Me`trop´o`lis
n.1.
1.The mother city; the chief city of a kingdom, state, or country.
[Edinburgh] gray metropolis of the North.
- Tennyson.
2.(Eccl.) The seat, or see, of the metropolitan, or highest church dignitary.
The great metropolis and see of Rome.
- Shak.
3.Any large city.

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