The adjective metropolitan describes something that's
characteristic of a city. You really enjoy metropolitan
life — there's always something happening, and you
can walk or take the subway anywhere you want to go.
The word metropolitan comes from metropolis, which in
Greek means mother city, made up of mētēr meaning
mother, and polis meaning city. A person who lives in
a metropolis, or city, is also called a metropolitan . You
may have loved cities even when you were growing up
in the suburbs, looking forward to the day you could
become a true metropolitan in the biggest city you
could find.