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Definition of Town

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 number or collection of houses to which belongs a regular market, and which is not a city or the see of a bishop.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. A township; the whole territory within certain limits, less than those of a country.
  6. The court end of London;-- commonly with the.
  7. The metropolis or its inhabitants; as, in winter the gentleman lives in town; in summer, in the country.
  8. A farm or farmstead; also, a court or farmyard.

Town Quotations

The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.
Bill Gates

Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town.
George Carlin

I wanted to escape Small Town U.S.A. To dismiss the boundaries, to explore. My life experience came from watching movies, TV, and reading books and magazines. When your culture comes from watching TV everyday, you're bombarded with images of things that seem cool, places that seem interesting, people who have jobs and careers and opportunities.
Trent Reznor

I had a very simple, unremarkable and happy life. And I grew up in a very small town. And so my life was made up of, you know, in the morning going to the river to fetch water - no tap water, and no electricity - and, you know, bathing in the river, and then going to school, and playing soccer afterwards.
Ishmael Beah

Let every man, every corporation, and especially let every village, town, and city, every county and State, get out of debt and keep out of debt. It is the debtor that is ruined by hard times.
Rutherford B. Hayes
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Town Translations

town in Afrikaans is stad
town in Danish is by
town in Dutch is plaats, stadje, stad
town in Finnish is kaupunki
town in German is Stadt
town in Norwegian is by
town in Portuguese is vila, cidade
town in Spanish is ciudad
town in Swedish is stad
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