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Meaning of “metro” in the English Dictionary

"metro" in British English

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metronoun

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

[U] an ​undergroundelectricrailwaysystem 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 ​largecity: Our ​company has ​developedcommercialpropertiesacross the four metros in ​India.

metroadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈmet.rəʊ/  us   /ˈmet.roʊ/ US
relating to a ​largecity and the ​areasurrounding it: This ​guidebookincludes 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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