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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
city (noun)
1.
a) an inhabited place of greater size, population, or importance than a town or village
b) an incorporated British town usually of major size or importance having the status of an episcopal see
c) capitalized
(1) the financial district of London
(2) the influential financial interests of the British economy
d) a usually large or important municipality in the United States governed under a charter granted by the state
e) an incorporated municipal unit of the highest class in Canada
2.
- city-state
3.
the people of a city
4.
slang a thing, event, or situation that is strongly characterized by a specified quintessential feature or quality - the movie was shoot-out city
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
city (noun)
a thickly settled, highly populated area
SYNONIMS:
asphalt jungle, burg, cosmopolis, megacity, megalopolis, metropolis, municipality, town
RELATED WORDS:
borough; conurbation; urban sprawl; exurb, suburb, suburbia; central city, edge city, garden city; core city, downtown, inner city, midtown
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