New York is profoundly weak in engineering talent (PDF)—ranking 78th out of 85 metropolitan areas in engineers per capita.
Our first step was ranking the metropolitan areas with the worst rush-hour congestion.
Two doctors from metropolitan Hospital would have been called, one of whom testified at the criminal trial.
I think I was reading metropolitan Life when other kids my age were reading Nancy Drew and Judy Blume.
After police uncovered the manifesto, the LAPD's metropolitan squad was sent to protect the dozens of people he named.
She seemed paler and thinner, he thought,—the result; probably, of her metropolitan gayeties.
But, these are small oases, and I am soon back again in metropolitan Arcadia.
The twenty-eight remaining divisions are the metropolitan Boroughs.
The exchange into the metropolitan monastery was an important event in Sergius's life.
Dawson tells me that at the metropolitan National they average one clerk to two hundred and forty-two accounts.
early 15c., "bishop having oversight of other bishops," from Late Latin metropolitanus, from Greek metropolis "mother city" (from which others have been colonized), also "capital city," from meter "mother" (see mother (n.1)) + polis "city" (see polis).
In Greek, "parent state of a colony;" later, "see of a metropolitan bishop." In the West, the position now roughly corresponds to archbishop, but in the Greek church it ranks above it.
1540s, "belonging to an ecclesiastical metropolis," from Late Latin metropolitanus, from Greek metropolites "resident of a city," from metropolis (see metropolitan (n.)). Meaning "belonging to a chief or capital city" is from 1550s. In reference to underground city railways, it is attested from 1867.