›a very large city, often the most important city in a large area: Houston, the fourth most populous US city, is a sprawling metropolis.As the world's first great industrial metropolis, London was also one of the first to be badly polluted.
Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014
by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them