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Meaning of metro

met•ro

Pronunciation: (me'trō), [key]
— pl. -ros.
  1. the underground electric railway of Paris, France, Montreal, Canada, Washington, D.C., and other cities.
  2. subway (def. 1).

met•ro

Pronunciation: (me'trō), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -ros.
—adj.
  1. metropolitan (defs. 1, 2).
—n.
  1. metropolis (defs. 1, 2).
  2. (often cap.)the government or jurisdiction of a large city.

metro-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form meaning “measure,” used in the formation of compound words: metronome.

metro-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form meaning “uterus,” used in the formation of compound words: metrorrhagia.

metro-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form representingorin compound words: metroflight; metroland; Metroliner.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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