In parts of the U.S., township.
Used to form names of townships derived from names of persons or other things.
- In spirited pursuit of the entertainment offered by a town or city.
- to go on a spree; indulge in something without restraint
- to work or act fast and efficiently
- out for a good time at the theater, nightclubs, bars, etc.
- a significant distance away from one's city, town, etc.
Other Word Forms of Town
Origin of Town
Middle English, from Old English tÅ«n (“enclosure, village"), from Proto-Germanic *tÅ«nÄ… (“fence") (compare West Frisian tún, Dutch tuin (“garden"), German Zaun, Danish/Swedish tun), from Gaulish dunon (“hill, hillfort") (compare Welsh din (“hill"), Irish dún (“fortress")), from Proto-Celtic *dÅ«nom, from Proto-Indo-European *dÊ°ewhâ‚‚- (“to finish, come full circle"), (compare Hittite [script?] (tuhhuÅ¡ta, “it is finished"), Latin fÅ«nus (“burial"), Ancient Greek θνητός (thnÄ“tos, “mortal"), θάνατος (thanatos, “death"), [Greek?] (thaneÄ«n, “to die"), Sanskrit [script?] (ádhvanÄ«t, “he vanished")).
Middle English from Old English tūn enclosed place, village dheuə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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