metro

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French métro, clipping of métropolitain (from Ancient Greek μήτηρ (mḗtēr, mother) + πόλις (pólis, city)), as in the Chemin de fer métropolitain, an early name for the Paris Métro. This name was a direct translation of "Metropolitan Railway", which was the original name of the earliest part of the London Underground, constructed in 1863.

Noun[edit]

metro (plural metros)

  1. An underground railway.
  2. A train that runs on such an underground railway.
    • 2000, Frederick Parkins, The NATO Opposition, →ISBN, page 27:
      Recalling that Davide Lungo returned the van at the airport, Pizo descended the nearby stairs to the underground metro, and boarded the next metro stopping there.
    • 2014, Lily Sergueiew, I Worked Alone: Diary of a Double Agent in World War II Europe, →ISBN:
      I hurry to the underground. ... I am waiting for the next metro; I'll take it.
    • 2017, Pam Taylor, 399 Days: Our European Escapade, →ISBN:
      What we entered into here was well lit and had clean silver curvy walls that ended in nice automatic elevators that took you underground. The walls are not infested with graffiti and advertisements; they were clean and shiny. We waited on nice benches until the metro arrived.
  3. An urban rapid transit light railway
  4. A train that runs on such a railway.
    • 2006, C. A. Brebbia, ‎V. Dolezel, Urban Transport XII: Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century, page 227:
      Informs how long the passenger has to wait for the next metro
    • 2008, Brandon Wilson, Along the Templar Trail: Seven Million Steps for Peace, →ISBN, page 75:
      With the weather clear and warm for a change, I decided to catch the next metro to the outskirts of town by myself.
    • 2015, Pratyush Sinha, Love in Metro: Story of Love and Ego, →ISBN:
      I boarded the Yellow Line Metro, beaming with confidence. I got down at Rajiv Chowk to continue my journey towards Noida City Centre (NCC). The next metro arrived.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation of metropolitan.

Noun[edit]

metro (plural metros)

  1. a metropolitan area

Adjective[edit]

metro (comparative more metro, superlative most metro)

  1. metropolitan

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Aragonese[edit]

Noun[edit]

metro m

  1. metre

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

metro m (plural metros)

  1. metro (train)

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

metro

  1. metro, underground railway.

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References[edit]

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Czech[edit]

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Noun[edit]

metro n

  1. metro, subway (underground railway)
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Esperanto[edit]

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Noun[edit]

metro (accusative singular metron, plural metroj, accusative plural metrojn)

  1. metre (unit of measurement)
  2. metrum of poetry

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

metro

  1. an underground, a subway, a Tube or a metro
    Synonym: maanalainen

Declension[edit]

Inflection of metro (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative metro metrot
genitive metron metrojen
partitive metroa metroja
illative metroon metroihin
singular plural
nominative metro metrot
accusative nom. metro metrot
gen. metron
genitive metron metrojen
partitive metroa metroja
inessive metrossa metroissa
elative metrosta metroista
illative metroon metroihin
adessive metrolla metroilla
ablative metrolta metroilta
allative metrolle metroille
essive metrona metroina
translative metroksi metroiksi
instructive metroin
abessive metrotta metroitta
comitative metroineen

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Ido[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

metro (plural metri)

  1. metre (unit of measurement)
  2. metrum of poetry

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛ.tro/, [ˈmɛːt̪r̺o]
  • Hyphenation: mè‧tro

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin metrum (a measure), from Ancient Greek μέτρον (métron).

Noun[edit]

metro m (plural metri)

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  1. (unit of measure) metre, meter
  2. ruler, ruler, measure
  3. yardstick, criterion
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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of metropolitana.

Noun[edit]

metro f (invariable)

  1. subway (US), underground (UK), Tube (the London underground)
    Synonym: metrò

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

metrō

  1. dative singular of metrum
  2. ablative singular of metrum

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

metro n

  1. underground; subway; metro (underground railway)

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Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French mètre, from Latin metrum, from Ancient Greek μέτρον (métron, measure).

Noun[edit]

metro m (plural metros)

  1. metre (unit of measurement)
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From French métro, clipping of métropolitain.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

metro m (plural metros)

  1. (Portugal) underground, subway

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mètrō m (Cyrillic spelling мѐтро̄)

  1. metro

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Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French métro.

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Noun[edit]

metro n (genitive singular metra, nominative plural metrá, genitive plural metier, declension pattern of mesto)

  1. metro

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • metro in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Spanish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmetɾo/, [ˈmet̪ɾo]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French mètre, from Ancient Greek μέτρον (métron, measure)

Noun[edit]

metro m (plural metros)

  1. (units of measure) meter
  2. (measuring instruments) measuring tape
  3. (measuring instruments) ruler (measuring one meter long)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From French métro, clipping of métropolitain, from Ancient Greek μήτηρ (mḗtēr, mother) + πόλις (pólis, city).

Noun[edit]

metro m (plural metros)

  1. (transport) metro
    Synonym: subte (Argentina)

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish metro.

Noun[edit]

metro

  1. (units of measure) meter
  2. (measuring instrument) meter

Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

metro

  1. metro (underground railway)

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of metro
nominative sing. metro
genitive sing. metron
partitive sing. metrod
partitive plur. metroid
singular plural
nominative metro metrod
accusative metron metrod
genitive metron metroiden
partitive metrod metroid
essive-instructive metron metroin
translative metroks metroikš
inessive metros metroiš
elative metrospäi metroišpäi
illative ? metroihe
adessive metrol metroil
ablative metrolpäi metroilpäi
allative metrole metroile
abessive metrota metroita
comitative metronke metroidenke
prolative metrodme metroidme
approximative I metronno metroidenno
approximative II metronnoks metroidennoks
egressive metronnopäi metroidennopäi
terminative I ? metroihesai
terminative II metrolesai metroilesai
terminative III metrossai
additive I ? metroihepäi
additive II metrolepäi metroilepäi

References[edit]

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “метро”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika