An example of a town is the Town of Oyster Bay in New York.
To go into town.
An important man about town; the circus is coming to town.
I'll be in Yonkers, then I'm driving into town to see the Knicks at the Garden tonight.
Call me when you get to town.
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.
A dispute pitting town against gown.
Going into town to shop.
- 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
- to be eminently successful
- out for a good time at the theater, nightclubs, bars, etc.
- a significant distance away from one's city, town, etc.
Origin of town
- Middle English from Old English tūn enclosed place, village dheuə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English, from Old English tÅ«n (“enclosure, village"), from Proto-Germanic *tÅ«nÄ… (“fence") (compare West Frisian tÃºn, Dutch tuin (“garden"), German Zaun, Danish/Swedish tun), from Gaulish dunon (“hill, hillfort") (compare Welsh din (“hill"), Irish dÃºn (“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 Î¸Î½Î·Ï„ÏŒÏ‚ (thnÄ“tos, “mortal"), Î¸Î¬Î½Î±Ï„Î¿Ï‚ (thanatos, “death"), [Greek?] (thaneÄ«n, “to die"), Sanskrit [script?] (Ã¡dhvanÄ«t, “he vanished")).