metro metro  /ˈmɛ ˌtroʊ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)

Usage(s):

  1. Since each metro area has its own characteristics there's a lot more land to build on in Oklahoma City than there is in Oakland, Calif.
  2. A metro train enters a station of Pyongyang's subway.
  3. In metro New York, UPS has reduced CO2 emissions by 1,000 metric tons since January.

News

  1. Metro Bus Has Oil Leak, Emits Cloud Of Smoke

    Metro officials say a bus had an oil leak which caused a huge cloud of smoke to be emitted, and it was all caught on video.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WUSA 9 Washington, D.C.

  2. Metro drops maligned radio system, inks deal for new one

    Metro Police is officially cutting ties with its controversial radio system after signing a replacement $26.3 million deal with Motorola Solutions announced last week.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Sun

  3. Metro Bancorp Hits New 52-Week High

    Shares of Metro Bancorp, Inc. hit a new 52-week high, touching $20.54 in the first half of the trading session on Jun 17.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Zacks via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "Home prices across the nation and in most metro areas are significantly lower than where they were a year ago," said Yale University professor Robert Shiller, one of the index's creators. "Wherever you look, things look bleak."
    on Feb 26, 2008 By: Robert Shiller Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I think it's naive to assume that suddenly the building of this metro will mean the attention doesn't have to be given to the existing network," Mr Scully said. "That's my major concern that it'll be seen as a fix and it ain't."
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: Carl Scully Source: The Age

  3. Mr Watkins said last night that companies from around the world were "lining up to invest here, especially in public transport ...... the $12 billion North West Metro project has attracted worldwide interest."
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: John Watkins Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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