Metic Met"ic (? or ?; 277), n. [Gr. ?, prop., changing one's abode; ?, indicating change + ? house, abode: cf. L. metoecus, F. m['e]t[`e]que.] (Gr. Antiq.) A sojourner; an immigrant; an alien resident in a Grecian city, but not a citizen. --Mitford. [1913 Webster]

The whole force of Athens, metics as well as citizens, and all the strangers who were then in the city. --Jowett (Thucyd. ). [1913 Webster]

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  • metic — (n.) resident alien in an ancient Greek state, 1808, from L.L. metycus, from Gk. metoikos, lit. one who has changed his residence, from meta change (see META (Cf. meta )) + oikos dwelling, from oikein to dwell (see VILLA (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • Metic — Not to be confused with Métis. In ancient Greece, the term metic (Greek métoikos: from metá, indicating change, and oîkos dwelling )[1] referred to a resident alien, one who did not have citizen rights in his or her Greek city state (polis) of… …   Wikipedia

  • metic — /met ik/, n. an alien resident of an ancient Greek city who paid a tax for the right to live there. [1800 10; < LL metycus, var. of metoecus < Gk métoikos emigrant, equiv. to met MET + oikos dwelling] * * * (Greek, metoikos) Any resident… …   Universalium

  • Metic — En la Antigua Grecia, el término metic significaba simplemente un extranjero, un no griego, viviendo en una de las ciudades estado griegas. La palabra no tenia el significado peyorativo que tiene hoy día. Etimológicamente, la palabra viene del… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • metic — noun In ancient Greece, a resident alien who did not have citizen rights and who paid a tax for the right to live there …   Wiktionary

  • metic — [ mɛtɪk] noun a foreigner living in an ancient Greek city who had some of the privileges of citizenship. Origin C19: formed irregularly from Gk metoikos, from meta (expressing change) + oikos dwelling …   English new terms dictionary

  • metic — met·ic …   English syllables

  • metic — /ˈmɛtɪk/ (say metik) noun Ancient History a resident alien in a Greek city, granted some rights although without citizenship. {Greek metikos, from meta along with, acompanying + oikos, house, home} …   Australian English dictionary

  • metic — n. Gk Antiq. an alien living in a Greek city with some privileges of citizenship. Etymology: irreg. f. Gk metoikos (as META , oikos dwelling) …   Useful english dictionary

  • cosˌmetic ˈsurgery — noun [U] medical operations that improve someone s appearance …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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