1. Proper noun.  (UK) popular, shortened form for the City of London, the historic core of London where the Roman settlement of Londinium was established.
  2. Proper noun.  (UK) a metonym for the United Kingdom's financial industries, which are principally based in the City of London.
  3. Proper noun.  A popular name (not always capitalized) for any of several other cities in metropolitan areas (such as San Francisco).
  4. Proper noun.  A nickname for Manchester City Football Club of the English Premier League.
  5. Noun.  A large settlement, bigger than a town. In Europe a city was historically a place that had succeeded in obtaining the right to build a city wall, a belfort, etc., from the nobility.
  6. Proper noun.  (rfd-sense) (context, in Northern California) San Francisco.
  7. Proper noun.  (rfd-sense) (context, in New York City) Manhattan.

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