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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
cit•y /ˈsɪti/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  cit•ies. 
  1. Governmenta large or important town:She hated life in the city.
  2. Government[usually singular] the people who live in a city thought of as a group: The entire city is celebrating the arrival of the astronauts.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
cit•y  (sitē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  cit•ies. 
  1. Governmenta large or important town.
  2. Government(in the U.S.) an incorporated municipality, usually governed by a mayor and a board of aldermen or councilmen.
  3. Governmentthe inhabitants of a city collectively:The entire city is mourning his death.
  4. Government(in Canada) a municipality of high rank, usually based on population.
  5. Government(in Great Britain) a borough, usually the seat of a bishop, upon which the dignity of the title has been conferred by the crown.
  6. Governmentthe City: 
    • the major metropolitan center of a region;
      downtown:I'm going to the City to buy clothes and see a show.
    • the commercial and financial area of London, England.
  7. Governmenta city-state.
  8. Slang Terms(often cap.) a place, person, or situation having certain features or characteristics (used in combination):The party last night was Action City. That guy is dull city.
city•less, adj. 
city•like′, adj. 
  • Latin cīvitāt- (stem of cīvitās) citizenry, town, equivalent. to cīvi(s) citizen + -tāt- -ty2
  • Anglo-French, Old French cite(t)
  • Middle English cite 1175–1225
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  community. 

city, +n. 
  • Slang Terms([often cap. ) Slang.]a place, person, or situation having certain features or characteristics (used in combination):The party last night was Action City. That guy is dull city.


  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    city /ˈsɪtɪ/ n ( pl cities)
    1. any large town or populous place
    2. (in Britain) a large town that has received this title from the Crown: usually the seat of a bishop
    3. (in the US) an incorporated urban centre with its own government and administration established by state charter
    4. (in Canada) a similar urban municipality incorporated by the provincial government
    5. the people of a city collectively
    6. (modifier) in or characteristic of a city: a city girl, city habits
    Related adjective(s): civic, urban, municipal
    Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French cité, from Latin cīvitās citizenship, state, from cīvis citizen



    City /ˈsɪtɪ/ n the City
    1. short for City of London: the original settlement of London on the N bank of the Thames; a municipality governed by the Lord Mayor and Corporation. Resident pop: 7186 (2001)
    2. the area in central London in which the United Kingdom's major financial business is transacted
    3. the various financial institutions located in this area



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