city

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city

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Singular
city

Plural
cities

A map showing the city of Ottawa in red.
Part of New York City
  1. (countable) A city is large area where many people live and work, larger than a town.
    Tokyo and New York are two of the world's largest cities.
    There's too much crime in the inner city.
  2. (countable) The city is the government that has power over a city.
    A city usually builds roads and parks, and keeps them in good shape.
    The city has its offices in a building called a city hall.
    The mayor asked city council to reduce taxes.
  3. (countable) The city is the people who live in the city.
    The city is afraid of the change.