About The Word City

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City

City Meaning & Definition
City Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of City?

[n] people living in a large densely populated municipality; "the city voted for Republicans in 1994"
[n]
[n] an incorporated administrative district established by state charter; "the city raised the tax rate"

Synonyms | Synonyms for City: metropolis | metropolis | urban center

Related Terms | Find terms related to City: archbishopric | archdiocese | arrondissement | bailiwick | banlieue | barrio | bishopric | black ghetto | blighted area | boom town | borough | bourg | Bowery | burg | burgh | burghal | business district | canton | central city | Chinatown | citified | city center | civic | commune | congressional district | constablewick | conurbation | core | county | departement | diocese | district | downtown | duchy | East End | East Side | electoral district | electorate | exurb | exurbia | faubourg | ghetto | ghost town | government | greater city | greenbelt | hamlet | hundred | inner city | interurban | Kreis | Little Hungary | Little Italy | magistracy | market town | megalopolis | metropolis | metropolitan | metropolitan area | midtown | municipal | municipality | oblast | okrug | oppidan | outskirts | parish | polis | precinct | principality | province | red-light district | region | residential district | riding | run-down neighborhood | see | sheriffalty | sheriffwick | shire | shopping center | shrievalty | skid road | skid row | slum | slums | soke | spread city | Stadt | stake | state | suburb | suburban | suburbia | suburbs | tenderloin | tenement district | territory | town | township | uptown | urban | urban blight | urban complex | urban sprawl | urbs | village | ville | wapentake | ward | West End | West Side

See Also | Abidjan | Acapulco | Acapulco de Juarez | administrative district | administrative division | Antofagasta | Aspinwall | Cali | Campeche | Cancun | Canton | Cartagena | central city | Changan | chihuahua | Chongqing | Chungking | city center | city district | city limit | city limits | Ciudad Juarez | Ciudad Victoria | civic center | Colon | Concepcion | concrete jungle | Constantine | Cordoba | Cordova | Culiacan | Douala | down town | Dunkerque | Dunkirk | Durazzo | Durres | Elisabethville | Fengtien | financial center | Guangzhou | Hamilton | Hangchow | Hangzhou | Hong Kong | Hsian | hub | inner city | Juarez | Kananga | Kandy | Kuangchou | Kwangchow | Lanchou | Lanchow | Lanzhou | Loyang | Lubumbashi | Luluabourg | Luoyang | Mandalay | Medellin | medical center | Merida | Moukden | Mukden | municipal center | municipality | municipality | Nanchang | Nan-chang | Nanjing | Nanking | Nanning | Nan-ning | Oran | Philippopolis | Plovdiv | public square | Punta Arenas | San Pedro Sula | Santa Ana | Shanghai | Shenyang | Sian | Singan | square | Taichung | territorial division | Tianjin | T'ien-ching | Tientsin | uptown | Valparaiso | Vina del Mar | Xian

City In Webster's Dictionary

\Cit"y\, n.; pl. {Cities}. [OE. cite, F. cit?, fr. L. civitas citizenship, state, city, fr. civis citizen; akin to Goth. heiwa (in heiwafrauja man of the house), AS. ?, pl., members of a family, servants, ? family, G. heirath marriage, prop., providing a house, E. hind a peasant.] 1. A large town. 2. A corporate town; in the United States, a town or collective body of inhabitants, incorporated and governed by a mayor and aldermen or a city council consisting of a board of aldermen and a common council; in Great Britain, a town corporate, which is or has been the seat of a bishop, or the capital of his see. A city is a town incorporated; which is, or has been, the see of a bishop; and though the bishopric has been dissolved, as at Westminster, it yet remaineth a city. --Blackstone When Gorges constituted York a city, he of course meant it to be the seat of a bishop, for the word city has no other meaning in English law. --Palfrey 3. The collective body of citizens, or inhabitants of a city. ``What is the city but the people?'' --Shak. Syn: See {Village}.
\Cit"y\, a. Of or pertaining to a city. --Shak. {City council}. See under {Council}. {City court}, The municipal court of a city. [U. S.] {City ward}, a watchman, or the collective watchmen, of a city. [Obs.] --Fairfax.

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