English edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From French métro, clipping of métropolitain (from Ancient Greek μήτηρ (mḗtēr, mother) + πόλις (pólis, city)), as in the Chemin de fer métropolitain, an early name for the Paris Métro. This name was a direct translation of "Metropolitan Railway", which was the original name of the earliest part of the London Underground, constructed in 1863.

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Noun edit

metro (plural metros)

  1. (general) A rapid transit rail transport system, or a train in such systems, generally underground and serving a metropolitan area.
    Synonyms: (US, Canada, Scotland, South Africa) subway, (London) underground, underground railway, (London slang) Tube, tube
    • 2000, Frederick Parkins, The NATO Opposition, →ISBN, page 27:
      Recalling that Davide Lungo returned the van at the airport, Pizo descended the nearby stairs to the underground metro, and boarded the next metro stopping there.
    • 2014, Lily Sergueiew, I Worked Alone: Diary of a Double Agent in World War II Europe, →ISBN:
      I hurry to the underground. ... I am waiting for the next metro; I'll take it.
    • 2017, Pam Taylor, 399 Days: Our European Escapade, →ISBN:
      What we entered into here was well lit and had clean silver curvy walls that ended in nice automatic elevators that took you underground. The walls are not infested with graffiti and advertisements; they were clean and shiny. We waited on nice benches until the metro arrived.
  2. (less common) An urban rapid transit rail transport system, normally with lighter track and light trains (i.e. an S-Bahn or similar), or a train in such systems.
    • 2006, C. A. Brebbia, V. Dolezel, Urban Transport XII: Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century, page 227:
      Informs how long the passenger has to wait for the next metro
    • 2008, Brandon Wilson, Along the Templar Trail: Seven Million Steps for Peace, →ISBN, page 75:
      With the weather clear and warm for a change, I decided to catch the next metro to the outskirts of town by myself.
    • 2015, Pratyush Sinha, Love in Metro: Story of Love and Ego, →ISBN:
      I boarded the Yellow Line Metro, beaming with confidence. I got down at Rajiv Chowk to continue my journey towards Noida City Centre (NCC). The next metro arrived.
Derived terms edit
Translations edit

Etymology 2 edit

Clipping of metropolitan.

Noun edit

metro (plural metros)

  1. A metropolitan area.
    • 2019 August 12, Derek Thompson, “America's Hot New Job Is Being a Rich Person's Servant”, in The Atlantic[1]:
      In an age of persistently high inequality, work in high-cost metros catering to the whims of the wealthy—grooming them, stretching them, feeding them, driving them—has become one of the fastest-growing industries.

Adjective edit

metro (comparative more metro, superlative most metro)

  1. metropolitan
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Aragonese edit

Noun edit

metro m

  1. metre

Catalan edit

Etymology edit

Clipping of metropolità.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

metro m (plural metros)

  1. metro (train)

Further reading edit

Crimean Tatar edit

Noun edit

metro

  1. metro, underground railway.

Declension edit

References edit

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[2], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Czech edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

metro n

  1. metro, subway (underground railway)

Declension edit

Dutch edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French métro, from métropolitain in chemin de fer métropolitain.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmeː.troː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: me‧tro

Noun edit

metro m (plural metro's, diminutive metrootje n)

  1. An underground railway or underground-railway system, a subway, a metro.
  2. An underground-railway train.

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Esperanto edit

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Noun edit

metro (accusative singular metron, plural metroj, accusative plural metrojn)

  1. metre (unit of measurement)
  2. (poetry) metrum

Derived terms edit

Finnish edit

Etymology edit

From French métro.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmetro/, [ˈme̞t̪ro̞]
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -etro
  • Syllabification(key): met‧ro

Noun edit

metro

  1. an underground, a subway, a Tube or a metro
    Synonym: maanalainen

Declension edit

Inflection of metro (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative metro metrot
genitive metron metrojen
partitive metroa metroja
illative metroon metroihin
singular plural
nominative metro metrot
accusative nom. metro metrot
gen. metron
genitive metron metrojen
partitive metroa metroja
inessive metrossa metroissa
elative metrosta metroista
illative metroon metroihin
adessive metrolla metroilla
ablative metrolta metroilta
allative metrolle metroille
essive metrona metroina
translative metroksi metroiksi
abessive metrotta metroitta
instructive metroin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of metro (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative metroni metroni
accusative nom. metroni metroni
gen. metroni
genitive metroni metrojeni
partitive metroani metrojani
inessive metrossani metroissani
elative metrostani metroistani
illative metrooni metroihini
adessive metrollani metroillani
ablative metroltani metroiltani
allative metrolleni metroilleni
essive metronani metroinani
translative metrokseni metroikseni
abessive metrottani metroittani
instructive
comitative metroineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative metrosi metrosi
accusative nom. metrosi metrosi
gen. metrosi
genitive metrosi metrojesi
partitive metroasi metrojasi
inessive metrossasi metroissasi
elative metrostasi metroistasi
illative metroosi metroihisi
adessive metrollasi metroillasi
ablative metroltasi metroiltasi
allative metrollesi metroillesi
essive metronasi metroinasi
translative metroksesi metroiksesi
abessive metrottasi metroittasi
instructive
comitative metroinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative metromme metromme
accusative nom. metromme metromme
gen. metromme
genitive metromme metrojemme
partitive metroamme metrojamme
inessive metrossamme metroissamme
elative metrostamme metroistamme
illative metroomme metroihimme
adessive metrollamme metroillamme
ablative metroltamme metroiltamme
allative metrollemme metroillemme
essive metronamme metroinamme
translative metroksemme metroiksemme
abessive metrottamme metroittamme
instructive
comitative metroinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative metronne metronne
accusative nom. metronne metronne
gen. metronne
genitive metronne metrojenne
partitive metroanne metrojanne
inessive metrossanne metroissanne
elative metrostanne metroistanne
illative metroonne metroihinne
adessive metrollanne metroillanne
ablative metroltanne metroiltanne
allative metrollenne metroillenne
essive metronanne metroinanne
translative metroksenne metroiksenne
abessive metrottanne metroittanne
instructive
comitative metroinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative metronsa metronsa
accusative nom. metronsa metronsa
gen. metronsa
genitive metronsa metrojensa
partitive metroaan
metroansa
metrojaan
metrojansa
inessive metrossaan
metrossansa
metroissaan
metroissansa
elative metrostaan
metrostansa
metroistaan
metroistansa
illative metroonsa metroihinsa
adessive metrollaan
metrollansa
metroillaan
metroillansa
ablative metroltaan
metroltansa
metroiltaan
metroiltansa
allative metrolleen
metrollensa
metroilleen
metroillensa
essive metronaan
metronansa
metroinaan
metroinansa
translative metrokseen
metroksensa
metroikseen
metroiksensa
abessive metrottaan
metrottansa
metroittaan
metroittansa
instructive
comitative metroineen
metroinensa

Further reading edit

Anagrams edit

Ido edit

 
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Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

metro (plural metri)

  1. metre (unit of measurement)
  2. metrum of poetry

Italian edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

 
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From Latin metrum (a measure), from Ancient Greek μέτρον (métron).

Noun edit

metro m (plural metri)

  1. (unit of measure) metre, meter
  2. ruler, measure
  3. yardstick, criterion
Derived terms edit
Related terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

Clipping of metropolitana.

Noun edit

metro f (invariable)

  1. subway (US), underground (UK), Tube (the London underground)
    Synonym: metrò

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Latin edit

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metrō

  1. dative/ablative singular of metrum

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from French métro, clipping of métropolitain, from Ancient Greek μήτηρ (mḗtēr, mother) + πόλις (pólis, city).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

metro n

  1. underground, subway, metro (underground railway)

Declension edit

Further reading edit

  • metro in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • metro in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese edit

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: me‧tro

Etymology 1 edit

From French mètre, from Latin metrum, from Ancient Greek μέτρον (métron, measure).

Noun edit

metro m (plural metros)

  1. (measure) metre
Coordinate terms edit
  • vara (historical Portuguese equivalent), jarda (American equivalent)
Derived terms edit
Descendants edit
  • Kadiwéu: meetilo

Etymology 2 edit

From French métro, clipping of métropolitain.

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

metro m (plural metros)

  1. (Portugal) underground, subway
    Synonym: metropolitano

Romanian edit

Noun edit

metro n (plural metrouri)

  1. Alternative form of metrou

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Serbo-Croatian edit

Noun edit

mètrō m (Cyrillic spelling мѐтро̄)

  1. metro

Declension edit

Slovak edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French métro.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

metro n (genitive singular metra, nominative plural metrá, genitive plural metier, declension pattern of mesto)

  1. metro

Declension edit

Further reading edit

  • metro”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

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Self-retracting metal tape measure (US customary)
A sliced tape measure

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmetɾo/ [ˈme.t̪ɾo]
  • Audio (Colombia):(file)
  • Rhymes: -etɾo
  • Syllabification: me‧tro

Etymology 1 edit

 
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Borrowed from French mètre, from Ancient Greek μέτρον (métron, measure).

Noun edit

metro m (plural metros)

  1. (measure) meter
  2. (measuring instruments) tape measure, measuring tape
    Synonym: cinta métrica
  3. (measuring instruments) folding rule
    Synonym: metro plegable
Coordinate terms edit
  • (unit of length): vara (historical Spanish equivalent)
Derived terms edit
Descendants edit

Etymology 2 edit

 
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Borrowed from French métro, clipping of métropolitain, from Ancient Greek μήτηρ (mḗtēr, mother) + πόλις (pólis, city).

Noun edit

metro m (plural metros)

  1. (transport) metro
    Synonym: (Argentina) subte

Further reading edit

Anagrams edit

Tagalog edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Spanish metro.

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: met‧ro
  • IPA(key): /ˈmetɾo/, [ˈmɛt.ɾo]

Noun edit

metro (Baybayin spelling ᜋᜒᜆ᜔ᜇᜓ)

  1. (units of measure) meter
  2. (measuring instrument) meter
    Synonym: kontador
  3. (by extension) taximeter
  4. (by extension) tape measure, measuring tape

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Turkish edit

Etymology 1 edit

From French métro.

Noun edit

metro (definite accusative metroyu, plural metrolar)

  1. subway

Etymology 2 edit

From Italian metro.

Noun edit

metro (definite accusative metroyu, plural metrolar)

  1. meter, metre

References edit

  • Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–), “metro”, in Nişanyan Sözlük
  • Avery, Robert et al., editors (2013) The Redhouse Dictionary Turkish/Ottoman English, 21st edition, Istanbul: Sev Yayıncılık, →ISBN

Veps edit

Etymology edit

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Noun edit

metro

  1. metro (underground railway)

Inflection edit

Inflection of metro (inflection type 1/ilo)
nominative sing. metro
genitive sing. metron
partitive sing. metrod
partitive plur. metroid
singular plural
nominative metro metrod
accusative metron metrod
genitive metron metroiden
partitive metrod metroid
essive-instructive metron metroin
translative metroks metroikš
inessive metros metroiš
elative metrospäi metroišpäi
illative metroho metroihe
adessive metrol metroil
ablative metrolpäi metroilpäi
allative metrole metroile
abessive metrota metroita
comitative metronke metroidenke
prolative metrodme metroidme
approximative I metronno metroidenno
approximative II metronnoks metroidennoks
egressive metronnopäi metroidennopäi
terminative I metrohosai metroihesai
terminative II metrolesai metroilesai
terminative III metrossai
additive I metrohopäi metroihepäi
additive II metrolepäi metroilepäi

References edit

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “метро”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika