city

noun
ADJECTIVE
big, huge, large, sprawling
main, major
small
great

Bangkok is one of the great cities of the world.

bustling, busy, crowded
ancient, historic, old
holy
beautiful
industrial
cosmopolitan
coastal
home, native

Her native city is Tokyo.

capital
second
provincial
cathedral (esp. BrE), port (esp. AmE), university (esp. BrE)
walled

the old walled city of Cartagena

ruined
sister (AmE), twin (BrE)

Bonn is Oxford's twin city.

the sister cities of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Hiroshima, Japan

host

the host city for the Olympic Games

lost

the lost city of Atlantis

VERB + CITY
build, found
CITY + VERB
grow

The city grew rapidly in the 19th century.

flourish
CITY + NOUN
dweller, slicker (informal)
boy, girl
block (AmE), centre/center (esp. BrE), street

The building runs the length of a city block.

Parking is difficult in the city centre/center.

lights
council, government (AmE)
life
limits (esp. AmE)
PREPOSITION
in a/the city

We live in a big city.

outside a/the city

There's a park just outside the city.

PHRASES
the centre/center of a city, the heart of a city, the middle of a city
the edge of a city, the outskirts of a city

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