Meaning of metropolis
Pronunciation: (mi-trop'u-lis), [key]
— pl. -lis•es.
- any large, busy city.
- the chief, and sometimes capital, city of a country, state, or region.
- a central or principal place, as of some activity: the music metropolis of France.
- the mother city or parent state of a colony, esp. of an ancient Greek colony.
- the chief see of an ecclesiastical province.
- metropolis (Thesaurus)