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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 city /ˈsɪti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cit·y n.; pl. Cities
 1. A large town.
 2. A corporate town; in the United States, a town or collective body of inhabitants, incorporated and governed by a mayor and aldermen or a city council consisting of a board of aldermen and a common council; in Great Britain, a town corporate, which is or has been the seat of a bishop, or the capital of his see.
    A city is a town incorporated; which is, or has been, the see of a bishop; and though the bishopric has been dissolved, as at Westminster, it yet remaineth a city.   --Blackstone
    When Gorges constituted York a city, he of course meant it to be the seat of a bishop, for the word city has no other meaning in English law.   --Palfrey
 3. The collective body of citizens, or inhabitants of a city.  “What is the city but the people?”
 Syn: -- See Village.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cit·y, a. Of or pertaining to a city.
 City council. See under Council.
 City court, The municipal court of a city. [U. S.]
 City ward, a watchman, or the collective watchmen, of a city. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a large and densely populated urban area; may include
           several independent administrative districts; "Ancient
           Troy was a great city" [syn: metropolis, urban center]
      2: an incorporated administrative district established by state
         charter; "the city raised the tax rate"
      3: people living in a large densely populated municipality;
         "the city voted for Republicans in 1994" [syn: metropolis]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    The earliest mention of city-building is that of Enoch, which
    was built by Cain (Gen. 4:17). After the confusion of tongues,
    the descendants of Nimrod founded several cities (10:10-12).
    Next, we have a record of the cities of the Canaanites, Sidon,
    Gaza, Sodom, etc. (10:12, 19; 11:3, 9; 36:31-39). The earliest
    description of a city is that of Sodom (19:1-22). Damascus is
    said to be the oldest existing city in the world. Before the
    time of Abraham there were cities in Egypt (Num. 13:22). The
    Israelites in Egypt were employed in building the "treasure
    cities" of Pithom and Raamses (Ex. 1:11); but it does not seem
    that they had any cities of their own in Goshen (Gen. 46:34;
    47:1-11). In the kingdom of Og in Bashan there were sixty "great
    cities with walls," and twenty-three cities in Gilead partly
    rebuilt by the tribes on the east of Jordan (Num. 21:21, 32, 33,
    35; 32:1-3, 34-42; Deut. 3:4, 5, 14; 1 Kings 4:13). On the west
    of Jordan were thirty-one "royal cities" (Josh. 12), besides
    many others spoken of in the history of Israel.
      A fenced city was a city surrounded by fortifications and high
    walls, with watch-towers upon them (2 Chr. 11:11; Deut. 3:5).
    There was also within the city generally a tower to which the
    citizens might flee when danger threatened them (Judg. 9:46-52).
      A city with suburbs was a city surrounded with open
    pasture-grounds, such as the forty-eight cities which were given
    to the Levites (Num. 35:2-7). There were six cities of refuge,
    three on each side of Jordan, namely, Kadesh, Shechem, Hebron,
    on the west of Jordan; and on the east, Bezer, Ramoth-gilead,
    and Golan. The cities on each side of the river were nearly
    opposite each other. The regulations concerning these cities are
    given in Num. 35:9-34; Deut. 19:1-13; Ex. 21:12-14.
      When David reduced the fortress of the Jebusites which stood
    on Mount Zion, he built on the site of it a palace and a city,
    which he called by his own name (1 Chr. 11:5), the city of
    David. Bethlehem is also so called as being David's native town
    (Luke 2:4).
      Jerusalem is called the Holy City, the holiness of the temple
    being regarded as extending in some measure over the whole city
    (Neh. 11:1).
      Pithom and Raamses, built by the Israelites as "treasure
    cities," were not places where royal treasures were kept, but
    were fortified towns where merchants might store their goods and
    transact their business in safety, or cities in which munitions
    of war were stored. (See PITHOM.)