Meaning of “metro” in the English Dictionary

"metro" in British English

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uk /ˈmet.rəʊ/ us /ˈmet.roʊ/


[ 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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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)