Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: Greek, from meter 'mother' + polis 'city'

metropolis

noun
     
me‧trop‧o‧lis [countable]
a very large city that is the most important city in a country or area:
The city has become a huge, bustling metropolis.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary