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Definitions of city

  1. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The collective body of citizens, or inhabitants of a city. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A large and important town; in the United States, a municipality having local selfgovernment. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. A large town: a town with a corporation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. An incorporated town. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Pertaining to a city. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. A place inhabited by a large, permanent, organized community. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A large important corporate town; one which is or has been the seat of a bishop; a town; the collective body of citizens. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A corporate and cathedral town. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Pert. to a city. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for city

  1. On landing in New York, Markworth found it very similar to any other city of the old world in which he had been. – Caught in a Trap by John C. Hutcheson
  2. In the city one can look on while one's neighbor dies or goes bankrupt. – A Northern Countryside by Rosalind Richards
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