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1A large town.‘one of Italy's most beautiful cities’[as modifier] ‘the city council’
- ‘A torrent of people rushed from their office buildings throughout the capital, eager to leave a city under siege.’
- ‘But we do not accept this fate with the torpor of other city dwellers.’
- ‘Nonetheless, I'm happy to leave the city of my birth at arms length for now.’
- ‘An influx of new shops and bars is set to bring the eastern part of the city centre alive.’
- ‘Edinburgh and Glasgow were yesterday celebrating after being named Britain's top tourist cities for the second year running.’
- ‘The flip side of the coin is that hotels located in the heart of the city cost more.’
- ‘Of course we ended up staying and exploring Rome because it is such a beautiful city.’
- ‘Nearly every port city in the world has a substantial population of these rodents.’
- ‘The city centre is a beautiful mixture of old and new, all of it tinted in a reddish pink.’
- ‘Still, for all our differences country folk and city slickers posses one commonality.’
- ‘Stymied, city councilors considered other options including burning, shipping elsewhere and composting.’
- ‘So can we have some sensible ideas for developing our city centre and outlying towns.’
- ‘Is it any wonder that our town and city centres are blighted with multitudes of empty shops?’
- ‘His favourite is to take the city slickers out to see the Northern Lights.’
- ‘Was it in towns and cities, the countryside villages and shopping centres?’
- ‘It is great to be able to follow all the events in your beautiful city as they occur.’
- ‘The survey ranked mainland cities in terms of their commercial competitiveness for the year 2004.’
- ‘She has been busy visiting cities across the country for the last couple of weeks.’
- ‘Suburban sprawl surrounds the two major northern cities of Inverness and Aberdeen.’
- ‘Since then it has toured 73 cities in 32 countries and attracted over 7.5 million viewers.’
- 1.1North American An incorporated municipal center.
- 1.2informal [with modifier] A place or situation characterized by a specified attribute.‘panic city’
- ‘When we came out of the restaurant it was flashbulb city and you can't see a thing.’
- ‘Anyway this girl on Saturday was on her way to hot date city.’
2The financial and commercial district of London, England.
- ‘Rose, who is originally from London, used to work in the heart of the City.’
- ‘Whenever a house in W11 comes up for sale, it is paid for by millions made on Wall Street or in the City.’
- ‘Reaction in the City was on the cool side, as it also tended to be in Europe.’
- ‘He works for a bank in the City and set the website up a month ago.’
- ‘Originally from Ilford in Essex, he moved from a lucrative City job to New York in 1990.’
Middle English: from Old French cite, from Latin civitas, from civis citizen Originally denoting a town, and often used as a Latin equivalent to Old English burh borough the term was later applied to foreign and ancient cities and to the more important English boroughs.
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