metropolitan - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “metropolitan”

See all translations

metropolitan

adjective uk   /ˌmet.rəˈpɒl.ɪ.tən/  us   /-ˈpɑː.lɪ-/
relating to a large city: the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York He was drawn to the metropolitan glamour and excitement of Paris. a metropolitan area
Translations of “metropolitan”
in Korean 대도시의…
in Arabic حَضري…
in Portuguese metropolitano…
in Catalan metropolità…
in Japanese 都会の…
in Italian metropolitano…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大都市的…
in Russian относящийся к большому городу…
in Turkish büyük şehire ilişkin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大都市的…
in Polish miejski…
(Definition of metropolitan from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of metropolitan?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “metropolitan”

Definitions of “metropolitan” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day

May I sit here? Asking for and giving permission.

by Liz Walter,
June 03, 2015
We often find ourselves in situations where we need to ask for permission or to reply to people who ask us for permission. Here are some words and phrases to help you do this in a natural way. The simplest way to ask for permission is with the modal verb can: Can

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More