Metropolis vs Shire - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between metropolis and shire
is that metropolis
is metropolis while shire
is former administrative area of britain; a county.
As a verb shire is
to (re]])constitute as one or more shires or [[county|counties.
(history) The mother (founding) polis (city state) of a colony, especially in the Ancient Greek/Hellenistic world.
A large, busy city, especially as the main city in an area or country or as distinguished from surrounding rural areas.
(canon law) The see of a metropolitan archbishop, ranking above its suffragan diocesan bishops.
* mother city, metropole
* capital city
Former administrative area of Britain; a county.
(UK, colloquial) The general area in which a person lives, used in the context of travel within the UK.
- Yorkshire is the largest shire in England.
A rural or outer suburban local government area of Australia.
A shire horse.
- When are you coming back to the shire ?
To (re]])constitute as one or more shires or [[county, counties.
* 1985 , Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy , page 291:
* 2012 , James Lydon, The Making of Ireland: From Ancient Times to the Present (ISBN 1134981503), page 160:
- Although he still managed formally to shire the province in the summer and autumn of 1585, his plan to establish a presidential government and complete the integration of Ulster into English Ireland met with royal indifference.
- The province was shired into nine counties,
- County Longford was shired in 1586