Metros

metro

1 [me-troh]
noun, plural metros. (often initial capital letter)
1.
the underground electric railway of Paris, France, Montreal, Canada, Washington, D.C., and other cities.
2.
subway ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1900–05; < French métro, short for chemin de fer métropolitain metropolitan railroad

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metro

2 [me-troh] Informal.
adjective
1.
metropolitan ( defs 1, 2 ).
noun, plural metros.
2.
metropolis ( defs 1, 2 ).
3.
(often initial capital letter) Chiefly Canadian. the government or jurisdiction of a large city.

Origin:
1900–05; by shortening; or independent use of metro-3

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metro or French métro (ˈmɛtrəʊ, metro)
 
n , pl -ros
an underground, or largely underground, railway system in certain cities, esp in Europe, such as that in Paris
 
[C20: from French, short for chemin de fer métropolitain metropolitan railway]
 
métro or French métro
 
n
 
[C20: from French, short for chemin de fer métropolitain metropolitan railway]

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Word Origin & History

Metro
Paris underground, 1904, from Fr. abbrev. of Chemin de Fer Métropolitain "Metropolitan Railway."
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Medical Dictionary

metro- or metr-
pref.
Uterus: metritis.

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