Metropolis

Me*trop"o*lis

(?), n. [L. metropolis, Gr. , prop., the mother city (in relation to colonies); mother + city. See Mother, and Police.]
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1. The mother city; the chief city of a kingdom, state, or country.
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[Edinburgh] gray metropolis of the North.
Tennyson.
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2. (Eccl.) The seat, or see, of the metropolitan, or highest church dignitary.
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The great metropolis and see of Rome.
Shak.
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3. Any large city.
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