city

(redirected from Desert city)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

city

noun megalopolis, metropolis, metropolitan area, municipality, polis, urban district, urban place, urbs
Associated concepts: city attorney, city council, city court, city districts, city employee, city hall, city limits, city marrhal, city officer, city purpose, municipal corporations
See also: community

CITY, government. A town incorporated by that name. Originally, this word did not signify a town, but a portion of mankind who lived under the same government: what the Romans called civitas, and, the Greeks polis; whence the word politeia, civitas seu reipublicae status et administratio. Toull. Dr. Civ. Fr. 1. 1, t. 1, n. 202; Henrion de Pansey, Pouvoir Municipal, pp. 36, 37.

References in periodicals archive ?
Sir Trevor McDonald samoples life on both sidfes of the track in the desert city |
Influenced by ancient planning principles, the paths through the pavilion are suggestive of the narrow pedestrian streets and courtyards of the ancient desert city - and its contemporary reinterpretation in the sustainable Masdar City masterplan in Abu Dhabi, designed by Foster + Partners.
A vehicle exploded on Saturday morning next to the base in the village of Ber, about 60 km (40 miles) east of the desert city of Timbuktu, the statement said.
On Wednesday he visited a kitchen in the western desert city of Jaipur supported by the Clinton Foundation that provides free school lunches to children.
President Obama continued his stay with wife and daughter in the Southern California by spending Father's Day in the desert city of Rancho Mirage.
Sixt's concierge will provide help with travel planning as well as information about current events, restaurants, bars, and places to shop in the desert city.
Influenced by ancient planning principles, the paths through the pavilion evoke the narrow pedestrian streets and courtyards of the ancient desert city," UK-based designers Foster + Partners said in a statement.
Migrants pushed back from more prosperous lands in the north congregate in the Nigerien desert city of Agadez to the south of Arlit, said Ismael Mahamane of the International Organization for Migration in that city; thousands more use Agadez as a staging point.
Summary: The Dubai Municipality is considering new laws to protect the soil in the desert city as part of its efforts to preserve its natural resources.
Palm Springs: A great site that maps and describes historic neighborhoods of this iconic desert city.
They took Liz's son Damian and Shane's daughter Summer, both 11, along with them to the desert city and the family were spotted tucking into ice creams.
He begins by addressing the national context of the city and the past half-century history of how the formal city, the informal city, and the desert city have developed in relation to each other.