Adjective "city" definition and examples

(City may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A large town.
  1. as modifier 'the city council'
  2. 'It is great to be able to follow all the events in your beautiful city as they occur.'
  3. 'His favourite is to take the city slickers out to see the Northern Lights.'
  4. 'Since then it has toured 73 cities in 32 countries and attracted over 7.5 million viewers.'
  5. 'An influx of new shops and bars is set to bring the eastern part of the city centre alive.'
  6. 'Stymied, city councilors considered other options including burning, shipping elsewhere and composting.'
  7. 'The survey ranked mainland cities in terms of their commercial competitiveness for the year 2004.'
  8. 'A torrent of people rushed from their office buildings throughout the capital, eager to leave a city under siege.'
  9. 'Edinburgh and Glasgow were yesterday celebrating after being named Britain's top tourist cities for the second year running.'
  10. 'Was it in towns and cities, the countryside villages and shopping centres?'
  11. 'Nearly every port city in the world has a substantial population of these rodents.'
  12. 'When we came out of the restaurant it was flashbulb city and you can't see a thing.'
  1. as modifier 'a City analyst'
  2. 'Reaction in the City was on the cool side, as it also tended to be in Europe.'
  3. 'Whenever a house in W11 comes up for sale, it is paid for by millions made on Wall Street or in the City.'

More definitions

1. a large or important town.

2. (in the U.S.) an incorporated municipality, usually governed by a mayor and a board of aldermen or councilmen.

3. the inhabitants of a city collectively: The entire city is mourning his death.

4. (in Canada) a municipality of high rank, usually based on population.

5. (in Great Britain) a borough, usually the seat of a bishop, upon which the dignity of the title has been conferred by the crown.

6. the City. the major metropolitan cen

More examples(as adjective)

"officials can be city."

"governments can be city."

"authorities can be city."

"funds can be city."

"committees can be city."

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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 the more important English boroughs. The connection between city and cathedral grew up under the Norman kings, as the episcopal sees (many had been established in villages) were removed to the chief borough of the diocese.