- Town means relating to a residential area that is smaller than a city and larger than a village.
An example of town used as an adjective is in the phrase "town pool," which means a pool that people living in that area can use.
- The definition of a town is a residential area that is smaller than a city and larger than a village.
An example of a town is the Town of Oyster Bay in New York.
town definition by Webster's New World
- Brit., Dialectal a group of houses; hamlet
- a more or less concentrated group of houses and private and public buildings, larger than a village but smaller than a city
- a city or other thickly populated urban place
- in parts of the U.S., township (sense )
- in New England and some other states, a unit of local government having its sovereignty vested chiefly in a town meeting
- in England, a village that holds a market periodically
- the business center of a city: to go into town
- the inhabitants, voters, etc. of a town
- the local residents of a town as distinct from the members of a college within the town
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English tun, enclosed space, group of houses, village, town; akin to German zaun, fence, hedge, Old Irish dūn, fortified camp
town definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A population center that is larger than a village and smaller than a city.b. A territorial and political unit governed by a town meeting, especially in New England.c. Informal A city: New York is a big town.d. Chiefly British A rural village that has a market or fair periodically.e. The residents of a town: The whole town was upset at the news.
- An area that is more densely populated or developed than the surrounding area: going into town to shop.
- The residents of a community in which a university or college is located, as opposed to the students and faculty: a dispute pitting town against gown.
- A group of prairie dog burrows.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English tūn, enclosed place, village; see dheuə- in Indo-European roots.
, Ithiel 1784-1844.
town - Phrases/Idioms
go to townSlang
- to go on a spree; indulge in something without restraint
- to work or act fast and efficiently
- â to be eminently successful
on the townâ
on the town