city


city
noun (plural cities) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English citie large or small town, from Anglo-French cité, from Medieval Latin civitat-, civitas, from Latin, citizenship, state, city of Rome, from civis citizen — more at hind Date: 13th century 1. a. an inhabited place of greater size, population, or importance than a town or village b. an incorporated British town usually of major size or importance having the status of an episcopal see c. capitalized (1) the financial district of London (2) the influential financial interests of the British economy d. a usually large or important municipality in the United States governed under a charter granted by the state e. an incorporated municipal unit of the highest class in Canada 2. city-state 3. the people of a city 4. slang a thing, event, or situation that is strongly characterized by a specified quintessential feature or quality <
the movie was shoot-out city
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