ADJ. big, large, major | small | great Rome is one of the great cities of the world. | ancient, historic, old | beautiful | industrial | cosmopolitan | coastal | home, native Her native city is Tokyo. | capital | provincial | cathedral, university | walled the old walled city of York | twin Bonn is Oxford's twin city.
VERB + CITY build, found
CITY + VERB grow The city grew rapidly in the nineteenth century. | flourish
CITY + NOUN dweller | centre, street Parking is difficult in the city centre. | council | life
PREP. in a/the ~ We live in a big city. | outside a/the ~ There's a park just outside the city.
PHRASES the centre/middle/heart of a city, the edge/outskirts of a city