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  1. an incorporated administrative district established by state charter; "the city raised the tax rate" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. people living in a large densely populated municipality; "the city voted for Republicans in 1994" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts; "Ancient Troy was a great city" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. A large town. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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
  6. The collective body of citizens, or inhabitants of a city. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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.
  8. A large town: a town with a corporation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. An incorporated town. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Pertaining to a city. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. A place inhabited by a large, permanent, organized community. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. 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.
  13. A corporate and cathedral town. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Pert. to a city. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Of or pertaining to a city. mso.anu.edu.au
  16. The earliest mention of city-building is that of Enoch, which was built by Cain ( Genesis 4:17 ). After the confusion of tongues, the descendants of Nimrod founded several cities ( 10:10-12 ). Next, we have a record of the cities of the Canaanites, Sidon, Gaza, Sodom, etc. ( Genesis 10:12 Genesis 10:19 ; Genesis 11:3 Genesis 11:9 ; 36:31-39 ). The earliest description of a city is that of Sodom ( 19:1-22 ). Damascus is said to be the oldest existing city in the world. Before the time of Abraham there were cities in Egypt ( Numbers 13:22 ). The Israelites in Egypt were employed in building the "treasure cities" of Pithom and Raamses ( Exodus 1:11 ); but it does not seem that they had any cities of their own in Goshen ( Genesis 46:34 ; 47:1-11 ). In the kingdom of Og in Bashan there were sixty "great cities with walls," and twenty-three cities in Gilead partly rebuilt by the tribes on the east of Jordan ( Numbers 21:21 Numbers 21:32 Numbers 21:33 Numbers 21:35 ; Numbers 32:1-3 Numbers 32:34-42 ; Deuteronomy 3:4 Deuteronomy 3:5 Deuteronomy 3:14 ; 1 Kings 4:13 ). On the west of Jordan were thirty-one "royal cities" ( Joshua 12 ), besides many others spoken of in the history of Israel. A fenced city was a city surrounded by fortifications and high walls, with watch-towers upon them ( 2 Chronicles 11:11 ; Deuteronomy 3:5 ). There was also within the city generally a tower to which the citizens might flee when danger threatened them ( Judges 9:46-52 ). A city with suburbs was a city surrounded with open pasture-grounds, such as the forty-eight cities which were given to the Levites ( Numbers 35:2-7 ). There were six cities of refuge, three on each side of Jordan, namely, Kadesh, Shechem, Hebron, on the west of Jordan; and on the east, Bezer, Ramoth-gilead, and Golan. The cities on each side of the river were nearly opposite each other. The regulations concerning these cities are given in Numbers 35:9-34 ; Deuteronomy 19:1-13 ; Exodus 21:12-14 . When David reduced the fortress of the Jebusites which stood on Mount Zion, he built on the site of it a palace and a city, which he called by his own name ( 1 Chronicles 11:5 ), the city of David. Bethlehem is also so called as being David's native town ( Luke 2:4 ). Jerusalem is called the Holy City, the holiness of the temple being regarded as extending in some measure over the whole city ( Nehemiah 11:1 ). Pithom and Raamses, built by the Israelites as "treasure cities," were not places where royal treasures were kept, but were fortified towns where merchants might store their goods and transact their business in safety, or cities in which munitions of war were stored. (See PITHOM .) biblestudytools.com
  17. sit'i, n. a large town: a town with a corporation.--n.pl. CIT'Y-COMMIS'SIONERS, officials who attend to the drainage, &c.--n. CIT'Y-MIS'SION, a mission for evangelising the poor classes in the large cities.--adj. CIV'IC, pertaining to a city or citizen.--CITY OF GOD, HEAVENLY CITY, &c., the ideal of the Church of Christ in glory; CITY OF REFUGE, by the Jewish law a city where the perpetrator of an accidental murder might flee for refuge.--ETERNAL CITY, Rome; HOLY CITY, Jerusalem.--THE CITY, THE CITY OF LONDON, that part of London where business is principally carried on. [Fr. cité, a city--L. civitas, the state--civis, a citizen.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. (Loosely) important town; (strictly) town created c. by charter, esp. as containing cathedral (but all cathedral towns are not cc., nor vice versa); c. of REFUGE; Holy C., Jerusalem, Heaven; Eternal C., C. of the Seven Hills, Rome; Celestial C., Heavenly C., C. of God, Paradise; the C., part of London governed by Lord Mayor& Corporation, business part of this, commercial circles, (C. man, in commerce or finance; C.-article, in newspaper on these; C. Company, corporation representing ancient trade-guild). Hence (-)citied, cityless, aa., cityward (S) adv. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. [Fr.] A town incorporated, which is or has been the see of a bishop; as London, Bath, Westminster. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  20. n. [Latin] A large town; —a corporate town, which is or has been the seat of a bishop; —in the U.S., one governed by a mayor and aldermen; —the inhabitants a city. Cabinet Dictionary
  21. A large collection of houses and inhabitants; a town corporate, that hath a bishop; the inhabitants of a city. Complete Dictionary
  22. Relating to the city. Complete Dictionary

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