Definitions of town

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. A township; the whole territory within certain limits, less than those of a country.
  5. The metropolis or its inhabitants; as, in winter the gentleman lives in town; in summer, in the country.
  6. A farm or farmstead; also, a court or farmyard.
  7. The court end of London;- commonly with the.
  8. 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.
  9. A place larger than a village, not a city: the inhabitants of a town.
  10. Collection of houses larger than a village; the inhabitants of a town.
  11. A collection of houses larger than a village; also, the people of such place, collectively.
  12. A township.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.

Usage examples for town

  1. But that was all the town did know about the matter. – Green Valley by Katharine Reynolds
  2. 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
  3. Here, indeed, was the town, but where were the people? – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  4. The town must think that he is. – The Cross-Cut by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  5. Do I know the town? – The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays by Various
  6. But- sure- he could take us to town 'most any day after that. – Land of the Burnt Thigh by Edith Eudora Kohl
  7. She was the talk of the town. – This Country Of Ours by H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  8. 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
  9. He had business in town. – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  10. Oh, you mean in town? – The Children's Book of Christmas Stories by Various
  11. You only came to the town yesterday. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  12. 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
  13. Oh, we did a great deal in town. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  14. " I read something the other day in a book- about the town of Abdera. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  15. Who is 'Lonzo's best friend in this town? – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  16. How was Silas to get out of town? – The Minute Boys of Boston by James Otis
  17. You would be too far from town to call help. – Tabitha's Vacation by Ruth Alberta Brown
  18. Is there any chance of his coming to town?" – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  19. " 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