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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun metropolis:

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Definition of the noun metropolis

What does metropolis mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: metropolises

  1. a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonyms of metropolis: city / urban center
    • more generic word: municipality = an urban district having corporate status and powers of self-government
    • more specific terms:
    • instances:
      • Nicaea = an ancient city in Bithynia; founded in the 4th century BC and flourished under the Romans
      • Colossae = an ancient city in south western Phrygia in Asia Minor
      • Herat = a city in northwestern Afghanistan on the site of several ancient cities
      • Kandahar / Qandahar = a city in southern Afghanistan
      • Mazar-i-Sharif = a city in northern Afghanistan
      • Durazzo / Durres = port city in western Albania on the Adriatic
      • Annaba = a port city of northeastern Algeria near the Tunisian border
      • Blida = a city in northern Algeria at the foot of the Atlas Mountains to the southwest of Algiers
      • Oran = a port city in northwestern Algeria and the country's 2nd largest city
      • Constantine = a walled city in northeastern Algeria to the east of Algiers
      • Nova Lisboa / Huambo = a city in the mountains in western Angola
      • Lobito = a seaport on the Atlantic coast of Angola
      • Hamilton = the capital of Bermuda
      • Bahia Blanca = a port city in eastern Argentina to the southwest of Buenos Aires on an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean
      • Cordoba / Cordova = a city in central Argentina
      • Moron = a city in Argentina, to the west of Buenos Aires
      • Rosario = a port city on the Parana River in eastern central Argentina
      • Vicente Lopez = an industrial suburb of Buenos Aires
      • Tolbukhin / Dobrich = a city in northeastern Bulgaria (north of Varna) that is the commercial center of an agricultural region
      • Philippopolis / Plovdiv = an ancient city in southern Bulgaria
      • Varna = a port city in northeastern Bulgaria on the Black Sea
      • Mandalay = a city in central Myanmar to the north of Rangoon
      • Mawlamyine / Moulmein = a port city of southern Myanmar on the Gulf of Martaban
      • Douala = the largest city of Cameroon
      • Kandy = a city of central Sri Lanka that was the last capital of the ancient kings of Ceylon
      • Antofagasta = a port city on the Pacific in northern Chile
      • Concepcion = an industrial city in Chile to the south of Santiago
      • Punta Arenas = a city in southern Chile on the Strait of Magellan
      • Temuco = a city in central Chile to the south of Concepcion
      • Valparaiso = the chief port and second largest city of Chile
      • Vina del Mar = a resort city on the Pacific in central Chile
      • Chongqing / Chungking = a city in south-central China on the Chang Jiang
      • Guangzhou / Kuangchou / Kwangchow / Canton = a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China
      • Lanchou / Lanchow / Lanzhou = the capital city of the Chinese province of Gansu on the Yellow River
      • Dairen / Dalian / Talien = a port and shipbuilding center in northeastern China on the Liaodong Peninsula
      • Luoyang / Loyang = a city in east central China
      • Port Arthur / Lushun = a major port city in northeastern China on the Liaodong Peninsula
      • Hangchow / Hangzhou = a city of eastern China on Hangzhou Bay
      • Nan-chang / Nanchang = a walled city in southeastern China on the Gan Jiang
      • Nan-ning / Nanning = an industrial city in southern China
      • Nanjing / Nanking = a city in eastern China on the Yangtze River; a former capital of China
      • Shanghai = the largest city of China; located in the east on the Pacific
      • Fengtien / Shenyang / Moukden / Mukden = a city in northeastern China
      • Taiyuan = an ancient city in northeastern China noted for coal mining and steel production
      • Tangshan = an industrial city of northeastern China in Hebei province
      • T'ien-ching / Tientsin / Tianjin = a major industrial center in northeastern China on the Grand Canal near the Yellow Sea
      • Wuhan = a city of central China on the Chang Jiang
      • Changan / Singan / Hsian / Sian / Xian = a city of central China
      • Hohhot = a northern industrial city of China to the northwest of Beijing
      • Taichung = a city in Taiwan
      • Hong Kong = formerly a Crown Colony on the coast of southern China in Guangdong province; leased by China to Britain in 1842 and returned in 1997
      • Barranquilla = a port city of northern Colombia near the Caribbean on the Magdalena River
      • Cali = city in southwestern Colombia in a rich agricultural area
      • Medellin = city in western Colombia
      • Cartagena = a port city in northwestern Colombia on the Caribbean
      • Soledad = a city in northern Colombia
      • Goma = a city in eastern Congo at the northern end of Lake Kivu near the border with Rwanda
      • Luluabourg / Kananga = a city in southwestern Congo
      • Elisabethville / Lubumbashi = a city in southeastern Congo near the border with Zambia; a copper mining center
      • Abidjan = city recognized by the United States as the capital of the Ivory Coast
      • San Pedro Sula = industrial city in northwestern Honduras
      • Santa Ana = a city in western El Salvador
      • Aspinwall / Colon = a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal
      • Merida = the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatan
      • Campeche = a Mexican city on the Bay of Campeche
      • Cancun = a popular island resort off the northeastern tip of the Yucatan peninsula
      • Acapulco de Juarez / Acapulco = a port and fashionable resort city on the Pacific coast of southern Mexico
      • Chihuahua = a city in northern Mexico in the state of Chihuahua
      • Ciudad Juarez / Juarez = a city in northern Mexico on the Rio Grande opposite El Paso
      • Ciudad Victoria = a city in east central Mexico
      • Culiacan = a city in northwestern Mexico
      • Victoria de Durango / Durango = a city in north central Mexico
      • Guadalajara = a city in southwestern Mexico
      • Hermosillo = a city in northwestern Mexico near the Gulf of California
      • Leon = a city in central Mexico
      • Matamoros = a city in northeastern Mexico opposite Brownsville near the mouth of the Rio Grande
      • Mazatlan = a port city in western Mexico on the Pacific Ocean
      • Mexicali = a city in northwestern Mexico near the California border
      • Monterrey = an industrial city in northeastern Mexico
      • Oaxaca de Juarez / Oaxaca = a city of southeastern Mexico
      • Orizaba = a city of east central Mexico
      • Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza / Puebla de Zaragoza / Puebla = a city in south central Mexico (southeast of Mexico City) on the edge of central Mexican plateau
      • San Luis Potosi = a city in central Mexico
      • Tepic = a city in west central Mexico
      • Tampico = a port city in eastern Mexico
      • Torreon = a city in northern Mexico to the west of Monterrey
      • Tijuana = a Mexican city just to the south of San Diego on the Lower California peninsula
      • Tuxtla Gutierrez = a city in southeastern Mexico
      • Veracruz = a major Mexican port on the Gulf of Mexico in the state of Veracruz
      • Villa Hermosa / Villahermosa = a city in southeastern Mexico
      • Santiago de Cuba / Santiago = a port city in southeastern Cuba
      • Guantanamo = a city in southeastern Cuba
      • Santiago de los Caballeros / Santiago = city in the northern Dominican Republic
      • San Juan = the capital and largest city of Puerto Rico
      • Montego Bay = port and resort city in northwestern Jamaica
      • Brunn / Brno = an industrial city in Moravia in Czech Republic to the southeast of Prague
      • Ostrava = an industrial city in northwestern Czech Republic in the Moravian lowlands
      • Cotonou = chief port of Benin on the Bight of Benin
      • Aarhus / Arhus = port city of Denmark in eastern Jutland
      • Aalborg / Alborg = a city and port in northern Jutland
      • Bergen = a port city in southwestern Norway
      • Stavanger = a port city in southwestern Norway
      • Trondheim / Nidaros = a port in central Norway on Trondheim Fjord
      • Malmo = a port in southern Sweden
      • Lund = a city in southern Sweden
      • Gothenburg / Goeteborg / Goteborg = a port in southwestern Sweden
      • Uppsala / Upsala = a city in east central Sweden to the northwest of Stockholm
      • Aix-la-Chapelle / Aachen / Aken = a city in western Germany near the Dutch and Belgian borders
      • Bremen = a city of northwestern Germany linked by the Weser River to the port of Bremerhaven and the North Sea
      • Bremerhaven = a port city in northwestern Germany at the mouth of the Weser River on the North Sea
      • Karl-Marx-Stadt / Chemnitz = a city in east central Germany; formerly called Karl-Marx-Stadt until 1990
      • Dortmund = an industrial city in northwestern Germany
      • Dresden = a city in southeastern Germany on the Elbe River
      • Leipzig = a city in southeastern Germany famous for fairs
      • Solingen = a city in west central Germany noted for cutlery
      • Weimar = a German city near Leipzig
      • Bonn = a city in western Germany on the Rhine River
      • Cologne / Koln = a commercial center and river port in western Germany on the Rhine River
      • Braunschweig / Brunswick = a city in Northern central Germany
      • Dusseldorf = an industrial city in western Germany on the Rhine
      • Essen = a city in western Germany
      • Frankfurt on the Main / Frankfort / Frankfurt = a German city
      • Halle-an-der-Saale / Halle = a city in the Saxony region of Germany on the Saale River
      • Hamburg = a port city in northern Germany on the Elbe River that was founded by Charlemagne in the 9th century and is today the largest port in Germany
      • Hannover / Hanover = a port city in northwestern Germany
      • Lubeck = a city in northwestern Germany and an important Baltic port
      • Mannheim = a city in southwestern Germany at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers
      • Muenchen / Munich = the capital and largest city of Bavaria in southwestern Germany
      • Nuremberg / Nurnberg = a city in southeastern Germany
      • Potsdam = a city in northeastern Germany and the capital of Brandenburg State
      • Rostock = a city in northeastern Germany near the Baltic sea
      • Stuttgart = a city in southwestern Germany famous for innovative architecture
      • Wiesbaden = a city in western Germany
      • Wuerzburg / Wurzburg = a city of south central Germany
      • Guayaquil = the largest city of Ecuador
      • Espoo = a city in southern Finland
      • Tammerfors / Tampere = an industrial city in south central Finland
      • Korinthos / Corinth = the modern Greek port near the site of the ancient city that was second only to Athens
      • Argos = an ancient city in southeastern Greece
      • Delphi = an ancient Greek city on the slopes of Mount Parnassus
      • Mycenae = an ancient city is southern Greece
      • Sparta = an ancient Greek city famous for military prowess
      • Ephesus = an ancient Greek city on the western shore of Asia Minor in what is now Turkey; site of the Temple of Artemis
      • Patrai / Patras = a port city in western Greece in the northwestern Peloponnese on an inlet of the Ionian Sea; was a major trade center from the 5th century BC to the 3rd century BC
      • Ilion / Ilium / Troy = an ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan War
      • Thebes = an ancient Greek city in Boeotia destroyed by Alexander the Great in 336 BC
      • Thessalonica / Thessaloniki / Salonica / Salonika = a port city in northeastern Greece on an inlet of the Aegean Sea
      • Nablus = an ancient city in the West Bank to the north of Jerusalem
      • Sodom = an ancient city near the Dead Sea that (along with Gomorrah) was destroyed by God for the wickedness of its inhabitants
      • Gomorrah / Gomorrha = an ancient city near the Dead Sea that (along with Sodom) was destroyed by God for the vice and depravity of its inhabitants
      • Tel Aviv-Jaffa / Tel Aviv-Yalo / Tel Aviv = the largest city and financial center of Israel
      • Haifa / Hefa = a major port in northwestern Israel
      • Jaffa / Joppa / Yafo = a port in western Israel on the Mediterranean
      • Samaria = an ancient city in central Palestine founded in the 9th century BC as the capital of the northern Hebrew kingdom of Israel
      • Byzantium = an ancient city on the Bosporus founded by the Greeks; site of modern Istanbul
      • Pompeii = ancient city to the southeast of Naples that was buried by a volcanic eruption from Vesuvius
      • Herculaneum = ancient city
      • Aquila degli Abruzzi / L'Aquila / Aquila = the provincial capital of the Abruzzi region in central Italy
      • Bolzano = an Italian city in Trentino-Alto Adige near the Austrian border
      • Brescia = an ancient Italian city in central Lombardy
      • Ferrara = a city in northern Italy
      • Naples / Napoli = a port and tourist center in southwestern Italy
      • Messina = a port city in northeastern Sicily on the Strait of Messina
      • Bologna = the capital of Emilia-Romagna
      • Brindisi = a port city in southeastern Apulia in Italy
      • Genova / Genoa = a seaport in northwestern Italy
      • Cremona = a city in Lombardy on the Po River
      • La Spezia = a port city in Liguria on an arm of the Ligurian Sea
      • Milano / Milan = the capital of Lombardy in northern Italy
      • Pisa = a city in Tuscany
      • Siracusa / Syracuse = a city in southeastern Sicily that was founded by Corinthians in the 8th century BC
      • Torino / Turin = capital city of the Piemonte region of northwestern Italy
      • Bari = capital city of the Apulia region on the Adriatic coast
      • Palermo = the capital of Sicily; located in northwestern Sicily
      • Florence / Firenze = a city in central Italy on the Arno; provincial capital of Tuscany
      • Trento / Trent = a city in northern Italy (northwest of Venice) on the River Adige
      • Patavium / Padova / Padua = a city in Veneto
      • Venezia / Venice = the provincial capital of Veneto; built on 118 islands within a lagoon in the Gulf of Venice; has canals instead of streets
      • Verona = a city in Veneto on the River Adige
      • Brasov = a city in central Romania in the foothills of the Transylvanian Alps
      • Constantina = a Romanian resort city on the Black Sea
      • Sarajevo = capital and largest city of Bosnia
      • Dubrovnik / Ragusa = a port city in southwestern Croatia on the Adriatic
      • Split = an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea
      • Banff = a popular vacation spot in the Canadian Rockies
      • Calgary = the largest city in southern Alberta
      • Vancouver = a port city in southwestern British Columbia on an arm of the Pacific Ocean opposite Vancouver Island
      • Saint John / St. John = a port in eastern Canada
      • Hamilton = a port city in southeastern Ontario at the western end of Lake Ontario
      • Sudbury = a city in south central Canada in Ontario
      • Thunder Bay = a port city in Ontario on Lake Superior
      • Windsor = a city in southeastern Ontario on the Detroit River opposite Detroit
      • Montreal = a city in southern Quebec province on the Saint Lawrence River; the largest city in Quebec and 2nd largest in Canada
      • Saskatoon = a city in central Saskatchewan
      • Graz = an industrial city is southeastern Austria
      • Lentia / Linz = city in northern Austria on the Danube
      • Salzburg = city in western Austria
      • Innsbruck = city in southwestern Austria
      • Chittagong = a port city and industrial center in southeastern Bangladesh on the Bay of Bengal
      • Antwerpen / Antwerp / Anvers = a busy port and financial center in northern Belgium on the Scheldt river
      • City of Bridges / Bruges = a city in northwestern Belgium that is connected by canal to the North Sea; in the 13th century it was a leading member of the Hanseatic League
      • Charleroi = city in southwestern Belgium
      • Ghent / Gand / Gent = port city in northwestern Belgium and industrial center
      • Liege / Luik = city in eastern Belgium
      • Namur = a city in south central Belgium situated on a promontory between the Meuse River and the Sambre River
      • Santa Cruz = a city in central Bolivia
      • Sucre = the judicial capital and seat of the judiciary in Bolivia
      • St. Mary of Bethlehem / Santa Maria de Belem / Feliz Lusitania / Belem / Para = port city in northern Brazil in the Amazon delta
      • Belo Horizonte = city in southeastern Brazil to the north of Rio de Janeiro
      • Curitiba = a city in southeastern Brazil
      • Joao Pessoa = a city in northeastern Brazil near the Atlantic Ocean to the north of Recife
      • Governador Valadares = a city in eastern Brazil to the northeast of Belo Horizonte
      • Limeira = a city of southeastern Brazil
      • Natal = a port city in northeastern Brazil
      • Osasco = a city in southeastern Brazil
      • Rio de Janeiro / Rio = the former capital and 2nd largest city of Brazil; chief Brazilian port
      • Pernambuco / Recife = a port city of northeastern Brazil on the Atlantic
      • Santos = a port city in southwestern Brazil on an offshore island near Sao Paulo
      • Sao Bernardo do Campo = a city in southeastern Brazil
      • Sao Goncalo = an industrial city in southeastern Brazil across the bay from Rio de Janeiro
      • Sao Joao de Meriti = a city in southeastern Brazil that is a residential suburb of Rio de Janeiro
      • Sao Jose dos Campos = a city in southeastern Brazil to the northeast of Sao Paulo
      • Sao Louis = a city on an offshore island in northeast Brazil
      • Sao Paulo = an ultramodern city in southeastern Brazil
      • Lancaster = a city in northwestern England
      • Manchester = a city in northwestern England
      • Kingston-upon Hull / Hull = a large fishing port in northeastern England
      • Liverpool = a large city in northwestern England
      • Birmingham / Brummagem = a city in central England
      • Oxford = a city in southern England to the northwest of London
      • Cambridge = a city in eastern England on the River Cam
      • Brighton = a city in East Sussex in southern England that is a popular resort
      • Bristol = an industrial city and port in southwestern England near the mouth of the River Avon
      • Leeds = a city on the River Aire in West Yorkshire in northern England
      • Leicester = an industrial city in Leicestershire in central England
      • Newcastle-upon-Tyne / Newcastle = a port city in northeastern England on the River Tyne
      • Portsmouth / Pompey = a port city in southern England on the English Channel
      • Coventry = an industrial city in central England; devastated by air raids during World War II
      • Gloucester = a city in southwestern England in Gloucestershire on the Severn
      • Reading = a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England
      • Sheffield = a steel manufacturing city in northern England famous for its cutlery industry
      • Winchester = a city in southern England
      • Worcester = a cathedral city in west central England on the River Severn
      • Northampton = the principal city of Northamptonshire
      • Cork = a port city in southern Ireland
      • Galway = a port city in western Ireland on Galway Bay
      • Limerick = port city in southwestern Ireland
      • Waterford = a port city in southern Ireland
      • Aberdeen = a city in northeastern Scotland on the North Sea
      • Glasgow = largest city in Scotland; a port on the Clyde in west central Scotland
      • Newport = a port city in southeastern Wales
      • Swansea = a port city in southern Wales on an inlet of the Bristol Channel
      • El Iskandriyah / Alexandria = the chief port of Egypt; located on the western edge of the Nile delta on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Alexander the Great
      • Assouan / Assuan / Aswan = an ancient city on the Nile in Egypt
      • El Giza / Gizeh / Giza = an ancient Egyptian city on the west bank of the Nile opposite Cairo
      • Memphis = an ancient city of Egypt on the Nile
      • El-Aksur / Luxor = a city in central Egypt on the east bank of the Nile that is a center for visitors to the ruins of and around Thebes
      • Thebes = an ancient Egyptian city on the Nile River that flourished from the 22nd century BC to the 18th century BC
      • Suez = a city in northeastern Egypt at the head of the Gulf of Suez and at the southern end of the Suez Canal
      • New Delhi / Delhi = a city in north central India
      • Bangalore = an industrial city in south central India
      • Jubbulpore / Jabalpur = an industrial city of central India to the southeast of Delhi
      • Calcutta / Kolkata = the largest city in India and one of the largest cities in the world; located in eastern India
      • Bombay / Mumbai = a city in western India just off the coast of the Arabian Sea; India's 2nd largest city
      • Agra = a city in northern India; former capital of the Mogul empire
      • Hyderabad = a city in south central India in Andhra Pradesh
      • Chennai / Madras = a city in Tamil Nadu on the Bay of Bengal
      • Lucknow = a city in northern India in Uttar Pradesh
      • Mysore = a city in southern India to the southwest of Bangalore
      • Salem = a city in southern India
      • Bandung = a city in Indonesia; located on western Java
      • Medan = a city in Indonesia
      • Samarang / Semarang = a port city is southern Indonesia
      • Abadan = a port city in southwestern Iran
      • Bam = an ancient city in southeastern Iran
      • Mashhad / Meshed = the holy city of Shiite Muslims
      • Aspadana / Esfahan / Isfahan = city in central Iran
      • Rasht / Resht = city in northwestern Iran near the Caspian Sea
      • Shiraz = a city in central southwestern Iran
      • Tabriz = an ancient city in northwestern Iran
      • Orumiyeh / Urmia = a city on the western side of Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran
      • Qum = a city in northwestern Iran
      • Persepolis = an ancient city that was the capital of the ancient Persian Empire
      • Basia / Basra = the second largest city in Iraq
      • Karbala / Kerbala / Kerbela = a city of central Iraq to the south of Baghdad
      • Kirkuk = a city in northeastern Iraq
      • Mosul = a city in northern Iraq on the Tigris across from the ruins of Nineveh
      • Philippi = a city in ancient Macedonia that was important in early Christianity
      • Adrianopolis / Adrianople / Edirne = a city in northwestern Turkey
      • Babylon = the chief city of ancient Mesopotamia and capital of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia
      • Ur = an ancient city of Sumer located on a former channel of the Euphrates River
      • Ashur / Assur / Asur = an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris and traditional capital of Assyria
      • Nineveh = an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris across from the modern city of Mosul in the northern part of what is now known as Iraq
      • Utica = an ancient city on the north coast of Africa
      • Asahikawa = a city on western Hokkaido that is the center of a fertile agricultural area
      • Nagano = a city in central Honshu to the northwest of Tokyo
      • Nagoya = an industrial city in southern Honshu
      • Omiya = a city of east central Honshu
      • Osaka = port city on southern Honshu on Osaka Bay
      • Yokohama = port city on southeastern Honshu in central Japan
      • Naha City = the chief city in the Ryukyu Islands
      • Kobe = a port city in Japan on Osaka Bay in southern Honshu
      • Kyoto = a city in central Japan on southern Honshu
      • Hiroshima = a port city on the southwestern coast of Honshu in Japan
      • Sapporo = a commercial city in northern Japan on western Hokkaido
      • Kitakyushu = a Japanese city on northern Kyushu
      • Fukuoka = a city in southern Japan on Kyushu
      • Nagasaki = a city in southern Japan on Kyushu; a leading port and shipbuilding center
      • Toyohashi = a Japanese city in southern Honshu on the Pacific shore
      • Toyonaki = a Japanese city in southern Honshu
      • Toyota = an industrial city of Japan in southern Honshu
      • Al Aqabah / Akaba / Aqaba = Jordan's port
      • Az Zarqa / Zarqa = city in northwestern Jordan
      • Kisumu = a port city in western Kenya on the northeastern shore of Lake Victoria
      • Mombasa = a port city in southern Kenya on a coral island in a bay of the Indian Ocean
      • Nakuru = a city in western Kenya
      • Bordeaux = a port city in southwestern France
      • Brest = a port city in northwestern France
      • Cannes = a port and resort city on the French Riviera
      • Dijon = an industrial city in eastern France to the north of Lyons
      • Grenoble = a city in southeastern France on the Isere River
      • Le Havre = a port city in northern France on the English Channel at the mouth of the Seine
      • Lille = an industrial city in northern France near the Belgian border
      • Lyons / Lyon = a city in east-central France on the Rhone River
      • Marseilles / Marseille = a port city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean
      • Nancy = a city in northeastern France in Lorraine
      • Nantes = a port city in western France on the Loire estuary
      • Nice = a city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean
      • Orleans = a city on the Loire river in north central France
      • Rheims / Reims = a city in northeastern France to the east of Paris; scene of the coronation of most French kings
      • Strasbourg / Strassburg = city on the Rhine in eastern France near the German border
      • Toulon = a port city and naval base in southeastern France on the Mediterranean coast
      • Toulouse = a city on the Garonne River in southern France to the southeast of Bordeaux
      • Tours = an industrial city in western France on the Loire River
      • Versailles = a city in north central France near Paris
      • Kumasi = a city in southern Ghana
      • Tamale = a city in northern Ghana
      • Apeldoorn = a city of east central Netherlands
      • Arnhem = a city in the central Netherlands on the lower Rhine River
      • 's Gravenhage / The Hague / Den Haag = the site of the royal residence and the de facto capital in the western part of the Netherlands
      • Eindhoven = city in southeastern Netherlands noted for electrical industry
      • Nijmegen = an industrial city in the eastern Netherlands
      • Rotterdam = the 2nd largest city in the Netherlands
      • Leiden / Leyden = a city in the western Netherlands
      • Utrecht = a city in the central Netherlands
      • Thorshavn = the administrative center of the Faroe Islands
      • Chemulpo / Incheon / Inchon = a port city in western South Korea on the Yellow Sea
      • Kwangju = city in southwestern South Korea
      • Taegu / Tegu = a city in southeastern South Korea
      • Pusan = a city in southeastern South Korea on the Korean Strait
      • Tarabulus Ash-Sham / Tarabulus / Trablous / Tripoli = a port city and commercial center in northwestern Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea
      • Saida / Sayda / Sidon = the main city of ancient Phoenicia
      • Tyre / Sur = a port in southern Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea
      • Benghazi = port in northern Libya on the Gulf of Sidra
      • Blantyre = city in southern Malawi
      • Zomba = a city in southern Malawi
      • Kuala Lumpur = the largest city and former capital of Malaysia until 2005
      • Timbuktu = a city in central Mali near the Niger river
      • Casablanca = a port on the Atlantic and the largest city of Morocco
      • Fes / Fez = a city in north central Morocco
      • Marrakech / Marrakesh = a city in western Morocco
      • Oujda = a city in northeastern Morocco near the Algerian border
      • Tangiers / Tangier = a city of northern Morocco at the west end of the Strait of Gibraltar
      • Beira = a port city in eastern Mozambique on the Mozambique Channel
      • Auckland = the largest city and principal port of New Zealand
      • Christchurch = industrial city at the center of a rich agricultural region
      • Ibadan = a large Yoruba city in southwestern Nigeria
      • Katsina = a city in northern Nigeria
      • Lagos = chief port and economic center of Nigeria; located in southwestern Nigeria on the Gulf of Guinea
      • Yerwa-Maiduguri / Maiduguri = a city in northeastern Nigeria
      • Zaria = a city in north central Nigeria
      • Faisalabad / Lyallpur = city in northeast Pakistan
      • Hyderabad = a city in southern Pakistan on the Indus River
      • Karachi = the largest city in Pakistan; located in southeastern Pakistan; an industrial center and seaport on the Arabian Sea
      • Lahore = city in northeast Pakistan
      • Peshawar = city in northern Pakistan at the eastern end of the Khyber Pass
      • Rawalpindi = an ancient city in northeastern Pakistan
      • Arequipa = a city in southern Peru founded in 1540 on the site of an ancient Inca city
      • Caloocan = a suburb of Manila in southwestern Luzon
      • Cebu City / Cebu = an important seaport on the island of Cebu in the Philippines
      • Quezon City = city on Luzon adjoining Manila
      • Bydgoszcz / Bromberg = an industrial city and river port in northern Poland
      • Cracow / Krakau / Krakow = an industrial city in southern Poland on the Vistula
      • Czestochowa = a city of southern Poland whose church contains the statue of the black Madonna which attracts many pilgrims
      • Danzig / Gdansk = a port city of northern Poland near the mouth of the Vistula River on a gulf of the Baltic Sea
      • Katowice = an industrial city of southern Poland
      • Lodz = a large city of central Poland
      • Lublin = an industrial city of eastern Poland
      • Breslau / Wroclaw = a city in southwestern Poland on the Oder
      • Zabrze = an industrial city in southern Poland
      • Braga = an ancient city in northern Portugal
      • Oporto / Porto = port city in northwest Portugal
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      • Fargo = largest city in North Dakota
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      • Dayton = a city in southwest Ohio
      • Toledo = an industrial city in northwestern Ohio on Lake Erie
      • Youngstown = a city in northeast Ohio
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      • Portland = freshwater port and largest city in Oregon; located in northwestern Oregon on the Willamette River which divides the city into east and west sections
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      • El Paso = a city in western Texas on the Mexican border
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      • Garland = a city in northeastern Texas
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      • Lynchburg = a city in central Virginia
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      • Casper = a city of east central Wyoming on the North Platte river
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    • parts:
  2. people living in a large densely populated municipality
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of metropolis: city
    • more generic word: municipality = people living in a town or city having local self-government

Alternative definition of the noun metropolis

noun

  1. [history] The mother (founding) polis (city state) of a colony, especially in the Ancient Greek/Hellenistic world.
  2. A large, busy city, especially as the main city in an area or country or as distinguished from surrounding rural areas.
  3. [context: canon law] The see of a metropolitan archbishop, ranking above its suffragan diocesan bishops.

Films

  1. "Metropolis" is a 2001 anime film loosely based on the 1949 Metropolis manga created by Osamu Tezuka, itself inspired by the 1927 German silent film of the same name, though the two do not share plot elements. The anime, however, does draw aspects of its storyline directly from the 1927 film. The anime had an all-star production team, including renowned anime director Rintaro, Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo as script writer, and animation by Madhouse with conceptual support from Tezuka Productions.
  2. "Metropolis" is a 1927 German expressionist epic science fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang. The film was written by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou, and starred Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Alfred Abel and Rudolf Klein-Rogge. A silent film, it was produced by Erich Pommer in the Babelsberg Studios by Universum Film A.G.. It is regarded as a pioneering work of science fiction genre in movies, being among the first feature length movies of the genre.
  3. "Metropolis" is a film, directed by Lee Jin.

Writings

  1. "Metropolis" is a musical based on the 1927 silent movie of the same name that was staged at the Piccadilly Theatre in London in 1989. The music was written by Joe Brooks, the lyrics by Dusty Hughes. The show was directed by Jérôme Savary. The cast included Judy Kuhn, Brian Blessed, Graham Bickley, Jonathan Adams, Paul Keown and Stifyn Parri.
  2. "Metropolis" is a play by Joe Brooks.
  3. "Metropolis" is a book by Forrest J Ackerman.
    • subjects: History, Film, Performing arts, Film theory, Video

Artwork

"Metropolis" is an award-winning portfolio by Martin Roemers, depicting: Half of humanity now lives in a city, and the United Nations has predicted that 70 percent of the world’s population will reside in urban areas by 2050.

  • begun on and completed on (5 years ago)
  • media: photograph
  • award:
    • World Press Photo Award for Daily Life (Stories) nomination for Martin Roemers
    • World Press Photo Award for Daily Life (Stories), received by Martin Roemers

Music

  1. "Metropolis" is a single released in 1992 by The Future Sound of London under the alias 'Metropolis'. It has a distinctly house feel with a funky break-beat and baseline with a choppy, repeating electroriff. Its unique sound had a major impact on early nineties electronica releases. It was made available to buy on their online shop in 2007, along with other rarities. It had a very big impact on house music at the time it was first released and set a standard for it and dance music in general.
  2. "Metropolis" is an album by Peter Cincotti, released in May 2012. It is Cincotti's fourth album.
    • released in
  3. "Metropolis" is the long-awaited sixth studio album released by British AOR/hard rock band FM, their first since 1995. FM reformed in 2007 to headline Firefest IV, and following Andy Barnett's subsequent departure, FM recruited new guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick in time to once again headline Firefest in October 2009 and record the new album. Metropolis was produced by the band and recorded at various studios including world-renowned Metropolis Studios in London, where famous clients include Queen and more recently The Who and The Black Eyed Peas.
  4. "Metropolis" is a song by Australian alternative rock band The Church. It was released as the lead single on their 1990 album, Gold Afternoon Fix, and the songwriting credits were given to all four members of the band.
  5. "Metropolis" is an album by industrial rock band Sister Machine Gun.
  6. "Metropolis" is a compilation album by the English electronic group Client. It was first released digitally on 2 May 2005, and was later made available on CD on 20 April 2006 exclusively at the Client Store. The album contains remixes, B-sides and rarities.
  7. "Metropolis" is a composition.
  8. "Metropolis" is an album by the Italian singer-songwriter Francesco Guccini, released in 1981 by Emi Italiana.
    • released in (35 years ago)
  9. "Metropolis" is the debut studio album by Robby Maria and was released on March 8, 2013.
    • released on
  10. "Metropolis" is the first LP from the band Swords, but the third release from the group, originally named The Swords Project.
  11. "Metropolis" is an album by Norwegian rock band Seigmen. In addition to this version, sung in Norwegian, there is also an English version called Metropolis - The Grandmaster Recordings.
  12. "Metropolis" is a composition.
  13. "Metropolis" is a musical album of Parralox.
    • also known as Metropolis (disc 1)
    • released in (6 years ago)
  14. "Metropolis" is a composition.
  15. "Metropolis" is a musical album of Jeff Mills, soundtrack.
    • also known as Metropolis Soundtrack
    • released on (15 years ago)
  16. "Metropolis" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  17. "Metropolis" is a musical single of Metropolis.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  18. "Metropolis" is a musical EP of Jeff Mills.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  19. "Metropolis" is a musical album of Toshiyuki Honda.
    • released on (14 years ago)
  20. "Metropolis" is a 2012 single by David Guetta and Nicky Romero.

Groups

  1. Metropolis is a barbershop quartet . The group won five consecutive medals with the Barbershop Harmony Society at their annual International Convention. Metropolis has performed over 460 stage shows in the United States and in Finland, Russia, England, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Japan and Ireland. They have performed in over 190 cities around the world and over 40 states/provinces in the USA & Canada.
    • albums: "Aural Hygiene", "The Power of the Night", "International!"
  2. Metropolis is a musical group.
  3. Metropolis is a musical group.
  4. Metropolis is a musical group, webpage.
    • albums: "Where People Have Been EP", "I Don't Wanna"
  5. Metropolis is a musical group.
    • album: "Shadows of the Past"

There are other groups with in their name, like Metropolis Child.

Places

  1. Metropolis is a city located along the Ohio River in Massac County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 6,482. It is the county seat of Massac County. Metropolis is part of the Paducah, KY-IL Micropolitan Statistical Area and is located in Southern Illinois.
  2. Metropolis a.k.a. Métropolis is a performing arts centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Métropolis club is located in the central part of the city's downtown, on Sainte-Catherine Street between St-Dominique, and De Bullion Streets, in an area now known as the Quartier des Spectacles. The hall plays primarily to rock music groups.
  3. Metropolis is a 600,000 sq ft open-air lifestyle center located in Plainfield, Indiana, 10 miles southwest of Indianapolis. A progressive shopping, dining and entertainment destination, Metropolis is among the largest retail complexes in the western portion of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Area.
  4. Metropolis: The classical city of Metropolis is situated in western Turkey near Yeniköy village in Torbali municipality - approximately 40 km SE of Izmir. The city was first investigated through archaeological field work from 1972 by Professor Recep Meriç from the Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir. Metropolis has been excavated since 1989. Classical, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods are represented. The earliest known settlement at the site is from the Neolithic showing evidence of contact and influence with the Troy I littoral culture. An as yet undeciphered seal written in hieroglyphics similar to those of the Hittites has been found in the acropolis of Metropolis. The Hittite kingdom of Arzawa had its capital Apasas some 30 km to the south west. Metropolis was a part of the Hellenistic kingdom of Pergamum and during this period the city reached a zenith of cultural and economic life. A temple dedicated to the war god Ares, one of only two known such temples, has been located here.
  5. Metropolis is a 40-storey residential / hotel skyscraper in the Auckland CBD of Auckland, New Zealand, developed in 1999 by Krukziener Properties. Commended for its style and quality, the NZ$180 million cost of its construction also led to major financial fallout. Metropolis is considered one of Auckland's most exclusive apartment buildings, and as of 2013 it is the tallest residential building in New Zealand.
  6. Metropolis, Nevada is a ghost town in Elko County, Nevada, 12 mi northwest of Wells.
  7. Metropolis is a Building, Skyscraper in Balneário Camboriú, Brazil.

There are other places with in their name, like Tokyo Metropolis, Silesian Metropolis, Metropolis at Metrotown, Tema Metropolis District, Accra Metropolis District, Metropolis & Extravaganza, Black Metropolis-Bronzeville District.

Miscellanea

  1. Metropolis: A metropolis is a large city or urban area which is a significant economic, political, and cultural center for a country or region, and an important hub for regional or international connections, commerce, and communications. The term is Greek and means the "mother city" of a colony, that is, the city which sent out settlers. This was later generalized to a city regarded as a center of a specified activity, or any large, important city in a nation.
  2. Metropolis is a fictional American city-state that appears in comic books published by DC Comics and is thought to be a reference to New York City. Metropolis is the home of Superman and first appeared by name in Action Comics #16.
  3. Metropolis: A metropolis is a see or city whose bishop is the metropolitan of a province. Metropolises, historically, have been important cities in their provinces.
  4. Metropolis is a monthly magazine about architecture and design, with a focus on sustainability. It is based in New York and has been published since 1981.
  5. Metropolis, also known as Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis or Robotic Angel is a Japanese manga by Osamu Tezuka published in 1949. It has been adapted into a feature length anime, released in 2001. It has some parallels to the 1927 film of the same name, though Tezuka stated that he had only seen a single still image of the movie in a magazine at the time of creating his manga.
  6. Metropolis is a 32-to-48-page free biweekly city guide, news and classified ads glossy magazine published by Japan partnership KK targeting English-speaking foreigners in Tokyo, Japan. As of April 2011, its circulation was about 30,000.
  7. Metropolis a.k.a. Metropolis (TV series) is a TV program.
  8. Metropolis is a 1998 JBF Awards winning radio program on WBEZ-FM.
  9. Metropolis is a 1989 theater production of the play by Joe Brooks and Dusty Hughes.
    • award: - Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical nomination for Judy Kuhn
  10. Metropolis is a TV program.
  11. Metropolis is a TV program, begun in (50 years ago).

Phrases with Metropolis

  1. Agyneta Metropolis
  2. Meioneta metropolis
  3. Species Agyneta Metropolis
  4. species Meioneta metropolis

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Metropolis

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Google previewUrban Assemblages (2010)

How Actor-network Theory Changes Urban Studies by Ignacio Farias, Thomas Bender

The metropolis is a specified collectivity, ...

Google previewThe Lancet London (1858)

A Journal of British and Foreign Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Physiology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Public Health and News

In'rmarELY connected with the progress of sanitary improvement in the metropolis is the question of re-adjusting the incideuce of the poor-rates. It has been authoritatively stated that the crushing pressure of the poor-rates is an effectual ...

Google previewHenry James in Context (2010)

by David McWhirter

The metropolis is an independent, external, historical and social universe, but it is also a figure for lived and subjective experience. A flourishing life should resemble London. It should be varied, intricate, inexhaustible. This recurrent idea ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Urban History (2006)

by David Goldfield

Coalitions of industrialists, developers, and local elites transformed the metropolitan fringe, and in the process, these early nodes became magnets for further economic and residential growth and the precursors for the postwar metropolis.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Urban Studies (2009)

by Ray Hutchison

Metropolis. London: British Film Institute. Kaes, Anton. 1994. “ Metropolis, City, Cinema, Modernity.” In Expressionist Utopias: Paradise + Metropolis ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Early Christianity, Second Edition (2013)

by Everett Ferguson

®metropolis. ̄. Several eparchies formed adiocese (dioik-sis or administrate); and several of these formed the hyparchy or prefecture. From the second century onward, thechurch, as a result of its steady growth within the Roman empire, ...

Google previewThe Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology (2010)

by George Ritzer, J. Michael Ryan

METROPOLIS 397 Pearson, K. (1900) On the criterion that a given system of deviations from the probable in the case of a correlated system of variables is such that it can be reasonably supposed to have arised from random sampling.

Google previewThe Richard Wright Encyclopedia (2008)

by Jerry W. Ward, Robert J. Butler

The social, racial, and economic injustices documented so carefully in Black Metropolis reflect for Wright similar worldwide injustices which have caused disastrous wars, bloody revolutions, and harsh dictatorships during the twentieth century.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society (2008)

by Richard T. Schaefer

BLACK-JEWISH RELATIONS See JEWISH-BLACK RELATIONS: AHISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE; JEWISH-BLACK RELATIONS: THE CONTEMPORARY PERIOD BLACK MARXISM See ROBINSON, CEDRIC BLACK METROPOLIS The term ...

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All great art is born of the metropolis. (Ezra Pound)
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Scrabble value of M3E1T1R1O1P3O1L1I1S1

The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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