Complete Definition of "city"

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English

rank|several|either|whether|339|city|held|help|number

Etymology
From Middle English cite < Old French cité < Latin civitas ("a union of citizens", "a citizenry").

Pronunciation
IPA|/Ësɪti/
SAMPA|/"sIti/
audio|en-us-city.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪti|-ɪti
Hyphenation: cit·y

Adjective
city

  1. public; belonging to a city; of a city
  2. urban

Synonyms
civic
municipal

Translations

Arabic: Arab|ÙدÙÙ (madáni)
Bosnian: t-|bs|gradski|m
Finnish: kaupunki-, kaupunki|kaupungin (genitive)
French: t+|fr|ville
Hebrew: ×¢×ר×× × ('yrony) m, ×¢×ר×× ×ת ('yronyt) f
Italian: t+|it|città
Japanese: å¸ç« (ãã㤠shiritsu, ãã¡ã㤠ichiritsu)
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Persian: t+|fa|Ø´Ùر|trshahr|scfa-Arab|xs=Persian
Portuguese: urbano, citadino, metropolitano, municipal
Romanian: t+|ro|oraÅ
Russian: t+|ru|гоÑодÑкой|trgorodskój|scCyrl
Serbian:

Spanish: t-|es|municipal

Noun
en-noun|pl=cities

  1. A large settlement, bigger than a town. In Europe a city is a place that had succeeded in obtaining the right to build a city wall, a belfort, etc., from the nobility.
Translations
trans-top|large settlement
Albanian: qytet
Arabic: ARchar|ÙدÙÙØ© (madí:na) f
Aramaic:
Asturian: ciudá f
Basque: hiri
Bosnian: t-|bs|grad|m
Breton: keoded f, keodedoù p, kêr f, kêrioù p
Bulgarian: t+|bg|гÑад|m|sc=Cyrl
Catalan: ciutat f
Chinese: åå¸ (chéngshì)
Czech: mÄsto n, velkomÄsto n
Danish: t-|da|by
Dutch: t+|nl|stad|f
Esperanto: t+|eo|urbo|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t+|fi|kaupunki
French: t+|fr|ville|f
German: t+|de|Stadt|f
Greek, Ancient: ÏÏÎ»Î¹Ï (pólis) f
Greek, Modern: ÏÏλη (póli) f
Hebrew: ×¢×ר (âyr) f
Hindi: शहर (Åahr), नà¤à¤° (nagar)
Hungarian: t+|hu|város
Icelandic: t+|is|borg|f
Ido: urbo
Indonesian: t+|id|kota|xs=Indonesian
Interlingua: citate
Italian: t+|it|città|f
trans-mid
Japanese: é½å¸ (ã¨ã, tóshi), é½ä¼ (ã¨ãã, tokái)
Kannada: ನà²à²° (nagara)
Korean: ëì [é½å¸] (dosi)
Kurdish:
Latin: t+|la|urbs|f, t+|la|civitas|f
Leonese: ciudá f
Lithuanian: t+|lt|miestas|xs=Lithuanian
Maltese: t-|mt|belt|xs=Maltese
Persian: FAchar|Ø´Ùر (Å¡ahr)
Piemontese: sità
Polish miasto n
Portuguese: t+|pt|cidade|f
Romanian: t+|ro|oraÅ|n, t-|ro|cetate|f, t-|ro|urbe|f
Romansch: citad f
Russian: t+|ru|гоÑод|m|trgórod|scCyrl
Scottish Gaelic: baile mòr m, dùn m
Scots: ceity
Serbian:

Slovene: t+|sl|mesto|n
Spanish: t+|es|ciudad|f, t-|es|urbe|f
Swedish: t+|sv|stad|c
Tagalog: lungsod, syudad
Telugu: à°¨à°à°°à° (nagaram)
Turkish: t+|tr|kent, t+|tr|Åehir
Urdu: URchar|Ø´Ûر (Åahr)
Vietnamese: thành phá» [åè]
Volapük: zif
Welsh: t-|cy|caer|f|xsWelsh, t-|cy|dinas|f|xsWelsh
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Related terms
citify
citizen
cityscape
city-state
civic
civil

See also
metropolis
megalopolis
megacity

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