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Definitions of town

  1. an administrative division of a county; " the town is responsible for snow removal"
  2. the people living in a municipality smaller than a city; " the whole town cheered the team"
  3. an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city; " they drive through town on their way to work"
  4. Formerly: ( a) An inclosure which surrounded the mere homestead or dwelling of the lord of the manor. [ Obs.] ( b) The whole of the land which constituted the domain. [ Obs.] ( c) A collection of houses inclosed by fences or walls.
  5. Any number or collection of houses to which belongs a regular market, and which is not a city or the see of a bishop.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. A township; the whole territory within certain limits, less than those of a country.
  9. The metropolis or its inhabitants; as, in winter the gentleman lives in town; in summer, in the country.
  10. A farm or farmstead; also, a court or farmyard.
  11. The court end of London;- commonly with the.
  12. 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.
  13. A place larger than a village, not a city: the inhabitants of a town.
  14. Collection of houses larger than a village; the inhabitants of a town.
  15. A collection of houses larger than a village; also, the people of such place, collectively.
  16. A township.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
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Usage examples for town

  1. Who is 'Lonzo's best friend in this town – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  2. " I read something the other day in a book- about the town of Abdera. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  3. Here, indeed, was the town but where were the people? – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  4. What else has happened in the town since we left it? – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  5. He had business in town – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  6. Oh, you mean in town – The Children's Book of Christmas Stories by Various
  7. How was Silas to get out of town – The Minute Boys of Boston by James Otis
  8. 1784. Have you sold them for town girls, and got money for them? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. Do I know the town – The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays by Various
  10. But that was all the town did know about the matter. – Green Valley by Katharine Reynolds
  11. Is there any chance of his coming to town – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  12. You only came to the town yesterday. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  13. " Tell you what," said Roy suddenly, " we'll get into the car and drive back to town – The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly by Margaret Burnham
  14. But- sure- he could take us to town 'most any day after that. – Land of the Burnt Thigh by Edith Eudora Kohl
  15. My dear, said Dot, holding her closely, it's only that Bertie didn't go up to town on business. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  16. The town must think that he is. – The Cross-Cut by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  17. Oh, we did a great deal in town – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  18. Then he came to the town where the bad dead live. – Philippine Folk-Tales by Clara Kern Bayliss, Berton L. Maxfield, W. H. Millington, Fletcher Gardner, Laura Watson Benedict
  19. She was the talk of the town – This Country Of Ours by H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  20. You would be too far from town to call help. – Tabitha's Vacation by Ruth Alberta Brown
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