Definition of

Metro

  1. (noun, artifact) an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)

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Synonyms of Metro

subway, subway system, tube, underground

Alternate forms of Metro

Hypernyms: railroad, railroad line, railway, railway line, railway system

Origin of the word Metro

  1. Paris underground, 1904, from Fr. abbrev. of Chemin de Fer M?tropolitain "Metropolitan Railway." more

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