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"metro" in British English

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metronoun

uk   /ˈmet.rəʊ/  us   /ˈmet.roʊ/
  • metro noun (UNDERGROUND RAILWAY)

[U] an underground electric railway system in some cities: UK Let's go by Metro.US Let's use the Metro. a metro station the Paris/Los Angeles metro
  • metro noun (CITY)

[C] Indian English a large city: Our company has developed commercial properties across the four metros in India.

metroadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈmet.rəʊ/  us   /ˈmet.roʊ/ US
relating to a large city and the area surrounding it: This guidebook includes a map of the Phoenix metro area.
(Definition of metro from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"metro" in American English

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metroadjective

 us   /ˈme·troʊ/
short form ofmetropolitan: the Atlanta metro area the metro section in today’s newspaper
(Definition of metro from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “metro”
in Arabic قِطار الأنْفاق…
in Korean 지하철…
in Portuguese metrô…
in Catalan metro…
in Japanese (大都市の)地下鉄…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指法国的)地铁…
in Turkish metro, yeraltı raylı sistem…
in Russian метро…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指法國的)地鐵…
in Italian metro, ferrovia metropolitana…
in Polish metro…
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