What are metropolis?

  • (noun): People living in a large densely populated municipality.
    Synonyms: city
    See also — Additional definitions below


A metropolis is a very large city or urban area which is a significant economic, political and cultural center for a country or region, and an important hub for regional or international connections and communications. The term is Greek and means the "mother city" of a colony (in the ancient sense), that is, the city which sent out settlers. This was later generalized to a city regarded as a center of a specified activity, or any large, important city in a nation.

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Metropolis (Auckland Building)
... Metropolis is a 40-storey residential / hotel skyscraper in the Auckland CBD of Auckland, New Zealand, developed in 1999 by Krukziener Properties ... Metropolis is considered one of Auckland's most exclusive apartment buildings ...
Charles Kaiser - Works
... He is the author of 1968 In America, and The Gay Metropolis (both available from Grove Press) ... The Gay Metropolis was a Lambda Literary Award winner, as well as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year ... In 2007 he was a memorable guest on the Colbert Report, where he discussed a new edition of The Gay Metropolis ...
Metropolis Symphony - Discography
... Metropolis Symphony - Michael Daugherty Metropolis Symphony/Bizarro Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman, Conductor London/Decca Argo 452-103-2 Metropolis Symphony - Michael Daugherty ...
Metropolis, Nevada
... Metropolis, Nevada is a ghost town in Elko County, Nevada, 12 mi (19 km) north of Wells ... Creating the town of Metropolis was the project of an eastern businessman, Harry L ... Pierce's Pacific Reclamation Company intended to make the optimistically named Metropolis the center of a huge farming district ...
Metropolis Group
... Metropolis Group is a music production and entertainment industry company established in 1989 by Gary Langan, Carey Taylor and Karin Clayton ... years the group has expanded and now consists of three principal divisions Metropolis Studios, Metropolis Mastering, and Digital Media/Productions ... Metropolis Group was bought out on 31st may 2013 by MLML (Metropolis London Music Limited) by Ian Brenchley ...

More definitions of "metropolis":

  • (noun): A large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts.
    Synonyms: city, urban center

Famous quotes containing the word metropolis:

    The Metropolis should have been aborted long before it became New York, London or Tokyo.
    John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908)

    If Los Angeles has been called “the capital of crackpots” and “the metropolis of isms,” the native Angeleno can not fairly attribute all of the city’s idiosyncrasies to the newcomer—at least not so long as he consults the crystal ball for guidance in his business dealings and his wife goes shopping downtown in beach pajamas.
    —For the State of California, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    New York ... is a city of geometric heights, a petrified desert of grids and lattices, an inferno of greenish abstraction under a flat sky, a real Metropolis from which man is absent by his very accumulation.
    Roland Barthes (1915–1980)