HyperDic: city-state

English > 1 sense of the word city-state:
NOUNgroupcity-state, city statea state consisting of a sovereign city
English > city-state: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningA state consisting of a sovereign city.
Synonymcity state
InstancesCarthageAn ancient city state on the north African coast near modern Tunis
Broaderstate, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politicA politically organized body of people under a single government
Catalanciutat estat

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