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Is city a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word city is a Scrabble US word. The word city is worth 9 points in Scrabble:


Is city a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word city is a Scrabble UK word and has 9 points:


Is city a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word city is a Words With Friends word. The word city is worth 9 points in Words With Friends (WWF):


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Valid words made from City

You can make 6 words from 'city' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'city'


3 letters words from 'city'

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2 letters words from 'city'

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All 4 letters words made out of city

city icty ctiy tciy itcy ticy ciyt icyt cyit ycit iyct yict ctyi tcyi cyti ycti tyci ytci ityc tiyc iytc yitc tyic ytic

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word city. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in city.

Definitions and meaning of city


Alternative forms

  • citie, cittie, cyte, cytee (obsolete)


From Middle English city, citie, citee, cite, from Old French cité, from Latin cīvitās (citizenry; community; a city with its hinterland), from cīvis (native; townsman; citizen), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱey- (to lie down, settle; home, family; love; beloved).

Cognate with Old English hīwan pl (members of one's household, servants). See hewe. Doublet of civitas.

Displaced native Middle English burgh, borough (fortified town; incorporated city) and sted, stede (place, stead; city).


  • IPA(key): /ˈsɪti/
  • (Northern England) IPA(key): /sɪtɪ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsɪɾi/
  • Rhymes: -ɪti
  • Hyphenation: ci‧ty


city (plural cities)

  1. A large settlement, bigger than a town; sometimes with a specific legal definition, depending on the place.
    • So this was my future home, I thought! [] Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
  2. (Britain) A settlement granted special status by royal charter or letters patent; traditionally, a settlement with a cathedral regardless of size.
    • 1976, Cornelius P. Darcy, The Encouragement of the Fine Arts in Lancashire, 1760-1860, Manchester University Press (→ISBN), page 20
      Manchester, incorporated in 1838, was made the centre of a bishopric in 1847 and became a city in 1853. Liverpool was transformed into a city by Royal Charter when the new diocese of Liverpool was created in 1880.
    • 2014, Graham Rutt, Cycling Britain's Cathedrals Volume 1, (→ISBN), page 307
      St Davids itself is the smallest city in Great Britain, with a population of less than 2,000.
  3. (Australia) The central business district; downtown.
  4. (slang) A large amount of something (used after the noun).
    It's video game city in here!


  • settlement

Derived terms

Pages starting with “city”.

Related terms

  • civic
  • civil


  • French: City
  • German: City
  • Italian: city
  • Swedish: city


See also

  • metropolis
  • megalopolis
  • megacity
  • multicity

Further reading

  • "city" in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 55.


  • ICTY



  • IPA(key): [ˈt͡sɪtɪ]



  1. nominative/accusative/vocative/instrumental plural of cit



Borrowed from English city. Doublet of città.


city f (invariable)

  1. city (financial district of a city)

Derived terms

  • city bike
  • city car
  • city manager



Borrowed from English city.



city n

  1. inner city, the commercial centre of a medium-sized or larger city
    Lite närmare city, i närheten av konstmuseet, ligger Norrköpings mest attraktiva lägenheter.
    A little closer to the town centre, next to the art museum, you'll find Norrköping's most attractive apartments.
    Det finns mycket att förbättra i vårt city.
    There are many things that need improvement in our inner city.

Usage notes

  • centrum is used for the commercial centre of suburbs and small or medium-sized towns.


  • centrum
  • innerstad

  • a large town.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)