A center of population, commerce, and culture; a town of significant size and importance. An incorporated municipality in the United States with definite boundaries and legal powers set forth in a charter granted by the state. A Canadian municipality of high rank, usually determined by population but varying by province. A large incorporated town in Great Britain, usually the seat of a bishop, with its title conferred by the Crown. The inhabitants of a city considered as a group. An ancient Greek city-state. Slang Used in combination as an intensive: The playing field was mud city after the big rain. The financial and commercial center of London. Used with the.