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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

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

Early on, I was so impressed with Charles Dickens. I grew up in the South, in a little village in Arkansas, and the whites in my town were really mean, and rude. Dickens, I could tell, wouldn't be a man who would curse me out and talk to me rudely.
Maya Angelou

I always knew from that moment, from the time I found myself at home in that little segregated library in the South, all the way up until I walked up the steps of the New York City library, I always felt, in any town, if I can get to a library, I'll be OK. It really helped me as a child, and that never left me.
Maya Angelou

I keep a hotel room in my town, although I have a large house. And I go there at about 5:30 in the morning, and I start working. And I don't allow anybody to come in that room. I work on yellow pads and with ballpoint pens. I keep a Bible, a thesaurus, a dictionary, and a bottle of sherry. I stay there until midday.
Maya Angelou

I've still not written as well as I want to. I want to write so that the reader in Des Moines, Iowa, in Kowloon, China, in Cape Town, South Africa, can say, 'You know, that's the truth. I wasn't there, and I wasn't a six-foot black girl, but that's the truth.'
Maya Angelou
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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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