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