city-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: a large urban center, a metropolis

Commentary: CITY[+place][+social/+physical]

Thousands were killed when the city was bombed.
Mary has always lived in big cities.
The city seemed indifferent to the young immigrant's plight.
The city looked beautiful at night across the water.
We got lost in the city and had to ask directions.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: an administrative district

Commentary: CITY[+organization][+administrative]

The residents were angry at the city for closing two elementary schools.
Three cities in our state have adopted a ban on using cell phones while driving.
The city decided to raise taxes to fund the new tunnel project.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a defining or quintessential quality

Commentary: CITY[+quality][+essential]
NOTE: a slang usage

That movie was basically shoot-out city.
It's going to be fat city for us!

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)