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Definition of 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

You know, let's put it this way, if all the people in Hollywood who have had plastic surgery, if they went on vacation, there wouldn't be a person left in town.
Michael Jackson

I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests.
Pablo Neruda

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

Back in college, I remember shooting stupid videos with my friends. It would be us going around town in capes pretending we were superheroes.
Anders Holm
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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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