What does the word metropolis mean?

Usage examples for metropolis

  1. He was delighted to welcome Ralph from Norfolk to all the pleasures of the metropolis. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  2. Yes, I've heard of that metropolis, you reply. – The Fourth R by George Oliver Smith
  3. In the metropolis his peculiar talents seemed to find a more profitable field. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow