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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.

NounEdit

metro (plural metros)

  1. An underground railway.
  2. A train that runs on such an underground railway.
    • 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.
  3. An urban rapid transit light railway
  4. A train that runs on such a railway.
    • 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.
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Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviation of metropolitan.

NounEdit

metro (plural metros)

  1. a metropolitan area

AdjectiveEdit

metro (comparative more metro, superlative most metro)

  1. metropolitan

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AragoneseEdit

NounEdit

metro m

  1. metre

CatalanEdit

NounEdit

metro m (plural metros)

  1. metro (train)

Crimean TatarEdit

NounEdit

metro

  1. metro, underground railway.

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

metro n

  1. metro, subway (underground railway)
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EsperantoEdit

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NounEdit

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

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

FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmetro/, [ˈme̞t̪ro̞]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -etro
  • Hyphenation: 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

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IdoEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

metro (plural metri)

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

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛ.tro/, [ˈmɛːt̪r̺o]
  • Hyphenation: mè‧tro

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

metro m (plural metri)

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

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of metropolitana.

NounEdit

metro f (invariable)

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

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LatinEdit

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

metro n

  1. underground; subway; metro (underground railway)

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PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

metro m (plural metros)

  1. metre (unit of measurement)
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Kadiwéu: meetilo

Etymology 2Edit

From French métro, clipping of métropolitain.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

metro m (plural metros)

  1. (Portugal) underground, subway

Serbo-CroatianEdit

NounEdit

mètrō m (Cyrillic spelling мѐтро̄)

  1. metro

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SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French métro.

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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 korpus.sk

SpanishEdit

 
Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmetɾo/, [ˈmet̪ɾo]

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

metro m (plural metros)

  1. (units of measure) meter
  2. (measuring instruments) measuring tape
  3. (measuring instruments) ruler (measuring one meter long)
 
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Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

metro m (plural metros)

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

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Further readingEdit


TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish metro.

NounEdit

metro

  1. (units of measure) meter
  2. (measuring instrument) meter

VepsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

metro

  1. metro (underground railway)

InflectionEdit

Inflection of metro
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 ? 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 ? metroihesai
terminative II metrolesai metroilesai
terminative III metrossai
additive I ? 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