from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A center of population, commerce, and culture; a town of significant size and importance.
- noun An incorporated municipality in the United States with definite boundaries and legal powers set forth in a charter granted by the state.
- noun A Canadian municipality of high rank, usually determined by population but varying by province.
- noun A large incorporated town in Great Britain, usually the seat of a bishop, with its title conferred by the Crown.
- noun The inhabitants of a city considered as a group.
- noun An ancient Greek city-state.
- noun Slang Used in combination as an intensive.
- noun The financial and commercial center of London. Used with the.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A large and important town; any large town holding an important position in the state in which it is situated.
- noun The inhabitants of a city, collectively.
- noun Medina in Arabia, where Mohammed took refuge when driven by conspirators from Mecca, his native city,
- Pertaining to a city; urban: as, a city feast; city manners; “city wives,”
- Pertaining to the class of tradespeople, as opposed to people of birth.
- One engaged in mercantile pursuits, as distinguished from one whose interests are landed, agricultural, or professional; a business man.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A large town.
- noun 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.
- noun The collective body of citizens, or inhabitants of a city.
- adjective Of or pertaining to a city.
- adjective See under
- adjective [U. S.] The municipal court of a city.
- adjective [Obs.] a watchman, or the collective watchmen, of a city.
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- noun A large
settlement, bigger than a town.
- noun Australia The
central business district; downtown.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts
- noun an incorporated administrative district established by state charter
- noun people living in a large densely populated municipality
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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How many school buses that could have taken them out of the city just sat there, unused, because the * city* government couldn't get their girdle in gear abuot it?
So ˜Istanbul™ denotes one thing, namely the Turkish city, ˜city™ denotes many things, namely all cities, and
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_ A town or village so _near_ to a _city_ that it may be used for residence by those doing business in the city.
Orthography As Outlined in the State Course of Study for Illinois Elmer W. Cavins
Rome created the word that denotes this marvellous and monstrous phenomenon, of history, the enormous city, the deceitful source of life and death -- _urbs_ -- _the city_.
Characters and events of Roman History Guglielmo Ferrero 1906
The observation of even the miscellaneous objects in a large city leads to a variety of concepts, and in the end, by comparison, to the general notion, _city_.
The Elements of General Method Based on the Principles of Herbart Charles Alexander McMurry 1893
But now, in regular employment, in a city, -- _their own city_!
Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 Carlton McCarthy 1872
This might be all well enough, but the question was, how were these troops, strangers to the city, to find out where "_such parts of the city_" were in which was "_the greatest danger from the rioters_?"
The Great Riots of New York, 1712 to 1873 Joel Tyler Headley 1855
In plain English: "Insert the values $zip, $city, and $state into the columns id, city, and state in the char_zipcode table."
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The expression could be something like this it. city = @city OR @city IS NULL
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The Schonz famously coined the phrase “RIP City” during the team’s first season when the Los Angeles Lakers, lead by Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West, came to town for the first time.
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sakhalinskii commented on the word city
"City life is millions of people being lonesome together." - Henry David Thoreau
July 30, 2008
tbtabby commented on the word city
Means "feelings" in Czech.
July 13, 2009