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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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. A place larger than a village, not a city: the inhabitants of a town. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. Collection of houses larger than a village; the inhabitants of a town. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. A collection of houses larger than a village; also, the people of such place, collectively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. A township. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A township; the whole territory within certain limits, less than those of a country. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The metropolis or its inhabitants; as, in winter the gentleman lives in town; in summer, in the country. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A farm or farmstead; also, a court or farmyard. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The court end of London;- commonly with the. Webster Dictionary DB

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
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