from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or being a city considered together with its populous suburbs: the greater metropolitan area of Dallas; Greater Los Angeles.
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- adj. comparative form of great: more great
- adj. Used in referring to a region or place together with the surrounding area; (of a city) metropolitan.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. greater in size or importance or degree
great + -er (Wiktionary)