EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

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 termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of metropolitan.

NounEdit

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.

AdjectiveEdit

metro (comparative more metro, superlative most metro)

  1. metropolitan
Related termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


AragoneseEdit

NounEdit

metro m

  1. metre

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of metropolità.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

metro m (plural metros)

  1. metro (train)

Further readingEdit


Crimean TatarEdit

NounEdit

metro

  1. metro, underground railway.

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

metro n

  1. metro, subway (underground railway)

DeclensionEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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.

Derived termsEdit


EsperantoEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

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

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French métro.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

metro

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

DeclensionEdit

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
instructive metroin
abessive metrotta metroitta
comitative metroineen
Possessive forms of metro (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person metroni metromme
2nd person metrosi metronne
3rd person metronsa

AnagramsEdit


IdoEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

metro (plural metri)

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

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

metro m (plural metri)

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

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of metropolitana.

NounEdit

metro f (invariable)

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

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

NounEdit

metrō

  1. dative/ablative singular of metrum

PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

metro n

  1. underground, subway, metro (underground railway)

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

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

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: me‧tro

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

metro m (plural metros)

  1. (measure) metre
Coordinate termsEdit
  • vara (historical Portuguese equivalent), jarda (American equivalent)
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Kadiwéu: meetilo

Etymology 2Edit

From French métro, clipping of métropolitain.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

metro m (plural metros)

  1. (Portugal) underground, subway
    Synonym: metropolitano

RomanianEdit

NounEdit

metro n (plural metrouri)

  1. Alternative form of metrou

DeclensionEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

NounEdit

mètrō m (Cyrillic spelling мѐтро̄)

  1. metro

DeclensionEdit


SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French métro.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. metro

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • metro in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

SpanishEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmetɾo/ [ˈme.t̪ɾo]
  • Rhymes: -etɾo
  • Hyphenation: me‧tro

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

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 termsEdit
  • (unit of length): vara (historical Spanish equivalent)
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

metro m (plural metros)

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

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish metro.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

metro

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

See alsoEdit


TurkishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French métro.

NounEdit

metro (definite accusative metroyu, plural metrolar)

  1. subway

Etymology 2Edit

From Italian metro.

NounEdit

metro (definite accusative metroyu, plural metrolar)

  1. meter, metre

ReferencesEdit

  • 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

VepsEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

metro

  1. metro (underground railway)

InflectionEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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