metropolitan metropolitan  /ˌmɛ trə ˈpɑ lə tən/


  1. (n) in the Eastern Orthodox Church this title is given to a position between bishop and patriarch; equivalent to archbishop in western Christianity
  2. (n) a person who lives in a metropolis
  3. (adj) relating to or characteristic of a metropolis


  1. City Room: Metropolitan Diary: A Wardrobe Malfunction on the Subway

    Metropolitan Diary: On the subway, a man struggled to get his shirt buttons and tie to cooperate.        
    on June 21, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Fitch Rates Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Revs 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

    Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA-' rating to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's approximately $242.74 million series 2013A, 2013B, and 2013C airport system revenue refunding bonds.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. City Room: Metropolitan Diary: Aspiring to Be Like Walt Whitman

    Metropolitan Diary: An overheard conversation between a writer and someone with encouraging advice.        
    on June 20, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "I initially thought it prudent to refrain from taking immediate action because of the pendency of a criminal investigation involving the office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and the Metropolitan Police Department, and...
    on Jan 6, 2010 By: David Stern Source:

  2. Dominic Grieve, the Conservative Party's spokesman for security matters, said Brown and other government leaders had shown "a serious lack of judgment" in keeping Blair on after "the serial and systematic failings at the Metropolitan Police...
    on Oct 2, 2008 By: Dominic Grieve Source: Washington Post

  3. "Few singers in the history of the Metropolitan Opera have had the popularity with the general public and the enormous impact that Luciano Pavarotti had during his 36-year career with the company," said Music Director James Levine, who...
    on Sep 6, 2007 By: James Levine Source: International Herald Tribune

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