metro


metro
metro1
/me"troh/, n., pl. metros. (often cap.)
1. the underground electric railway of Paris, France, Montreal, Canada, Washington, D.C., and other cities.
2. subway (def. 1).
[1900-05; < F métro, short for chemin de fer métropolitain metropolitan railroad]
metro2
/me"troh/, adj., n., pl. metros. Informal.
adj.
1. metropolitan (defs. 1, 2).
n.
2. metropolis (defs. 1, 2).
3. (often cap.) Chiefly Canadian. the government or jurisdiction of a large city.
[1900-05; by shortening; or independent use of METRO-3]

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