METRO

metro, tube, underground, subway system, subway

(noun) an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city); “in Paris the subway system is called the ‘metro’ and in London it is called the ‘tube’ or the ‘underground’”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Noun

metro (plural metros)

An underground railway.

A train that runs on such an underground railway.

An urban rapid transit light railway

A train that runs on such a railway.

Synonyms

• (underground railway): subway, Tube (the London Underground), underground (UK), underground railway (UK)

Etymology 2

Noun

metro (plural metros)

a metropolitan area

Adjective

metro (comparative more metro, superlative most metro)

metropolitan

Anagrams

• Moret, Tomer, Tormé

Source: Wiktionary



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