Cosmopolitan vs. Metropolitan

Cosmopolitan vs. Metropolitan — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Cosmopolitan and Metropolitan

Cosmopolitanadjective

Pertinent or common to the whole world

an issue of cosmopolitan import.

Metropolitanadjective

Of, relating to, or characteristic of a major city

crowded metropolitan streets.a metropolitan newspaper.

Cosmopolitanadjective

Having constituent elements from all over the world or from many different parts of the world

the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt.

Metropolitanadjective

Of or constituting a large city or urbanized area, including adjacent suburbs and towns

the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.a metropolitan county.

Cosmopolitanadjective

So sophisticated as to be at home in all parts of the world or conversant with many spheres of interest

a cosmopolitan traveler.

Metropolitanadjective

Of, relating to, or constituting the home territory of an imperial or colonial state.

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Cosmopolitanadjective

(Ecology) Growing or occurring in many parts of the world; widely distributed.

Metropolitanadjective

Of or relating to an ecclesiastical metropolitan.

Cosmopolitannoun

A cosmopolitan person or organism; a cosmopolite.

Metropolitannoun

A citizen of a metropolis, especially one who displays urbane characteristics, attitudes, and values.

Cosmopolitannoun

A cocktail made of vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Also called cosmo.

Metropolitannoun

In the Western Christian churches, a bishop with provincial powers, with some authority over suffragan bishops.

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Cosmopolitanadjective

all-inclusive; affecting the whole world.

Metropolitannoun

In most Eastern Orthodox churches, a bishop who is head of an ecclesiastical province and ranks next below the patriarch.

Cosmopolitanadjective

composed of people from all over the world.

Metropolitannoun

In the Greek Orthodox church, a bishop ranking next below an archbishop.

Cosmopolitanadjective

(of a person) at ease in any part of the world.

Metropolitannoun

(Christianity) A bishop empowered to oversee other bishops; an archbishop.

Cosmopolitanadjective

growing or living in many parts of the world; widely distributed.

Metropolitannoun

The inhabitant of a metropolis.

Cosmopolitannoun

A cosmopolitan person; a cosmopolite.

Metropolitanadjective

(Christianity) Pertaining to the see or province of a metropolitan.

Cosmopolitannoun

A cocktail containing vodka, triple sec, lime juice and cranberry juice.

Metropolitanadjective

Of, or pertaining to, a metropolis or other large urban settlement.

Cosmopolitannoun

A butterfly, Vanessa cardui

Metropolitannoun

in the Eastern Orthodox Church this title is given to a position between bishop and patriarch; equivalent to archbishop in western Christianity

Cosmopolitannoun

a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries

Metropolitannoun

a person who lives in a metropolis

Cosmopolitanadjective

growing or occurring in many parts of the world;

a cosmopolitan herbcosmopolitan in distribution

Metropolitanadjective

relating to or characteristic of a metropolis;

metropolitan area

Cosmopolitanadjective

composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests;

his cosmopolitan benevolence impartially extended to all races and to all creedsthe ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egyptthat queer, cosmopolitan, rather sinister crowd found around the Marseilles docks

Cosmopolitanadjective

of worldwide scope or applicability;

an issue of cosmopolitan importthe shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our timeuniversal experience