Definitions of town

  1. Any collection of houses, making a distinct place with a name, larger than a village but not organized as a city; the citizens or voters of such a place; a closely populated place as contrasted with the country; a unit of local government.
  2. A place larger than a village, not a city: the inhabitants of a town.
  3. Collection of houses larger than a village; the inhabitants of a town.
  4. A collection of houses larger than a village; also, the people of such place, collectively.
  5. A township.
  6. Originally a fortified place; a collection, of indefinite extent, of houses larger than a village, specially one with a regular market and inferior to a city; a city; the inhabitants of a town or city; the metropolis or its inhabitants; the court end of London.
  7. Properly; an enclosed place, then a farm, dwelling, village, or collection of house walled in; any collection of houses larger than a village; any principal collection of houses of a county; the metropolis.
  8. Any collection of houses larger than a village, and not incorporated as a city; also, loosely, any large, closely populated place, whether incorporated or not, in distinction from the country, or from rural communities.
  9. The body of inhabitants resident in a town; as, the town voted to send two representatives to the legislature; the town voted to lay a tax for repairing the highways.
  10. A township; the whole territory within certain limits, less than those of a country.
  11. The metropolis or its inhabitants; as, in winter the gentleman lives in town; in summer, in the country.
  12. A farm or farmstead; also, a court or farmyard.
  13. The court end of London;- commonly with the.