Associations to the word «Town»

Wiktionary

TOWN, noun. A settlement; an area with residential districts, shops and amenities, and its own local government; especially one larger than a village and smaller than a city.
TOWN, noun. Any more urbanized center than the place of reference.
TOWN, noun. (UK) (historical) A rural settlement in which a market was held at least once a week.
TOWN, noun. The residents (as opposed to gown: the students, faculty, etc.) of a community which is the site of a university.
TOWN, noun. (colloquial) Used to refer to a town or similar entity under discussion.
TOWN, noun. (legal) A municipal organization, such as a corporation, defined by the laws of the entity of which it is a part.
TOWN, noun. (obsolete) An enclosure which surrounded the mere homestead or dwelling of the lord of the manor.
TOWN, noun. (obsolete) The whole of the land which constituted the domain.
TOWN, noun. (obsolete) A collection of houses enclosed by fences or walls.
TOWN, noun. (UK) (Scotland) (dialect) (obsolete) A farm or farmstead; also, a court or farmyard.
TOWN AND GOWN, noun. (chiefly UK) (idiomatic) (sometimes capitalized) On one hand, the members of the city, borough, or similar community near a university and, on the other hand, the students and faculty of the university itself, especially when understood as rivals in a state of tension or conflict.
TOWN BALL, noun. (softball) A non-varsity softball team, typically played by youths (usually girls) under the age of 18. Frequently played in small cities and towns, sponsored by a local business and coached by volunteers.
TOWN BICYCLE, noun. (slang) (derogatory) A woman considered promiscuous.
TOWN BICYCLES, noun. Plural of town bicycle
TOWN CAR, noun. A relatively small motor car, of only moderate performance but with reasonable fuel economy, intended for use mostly in urban areas
TOWN CARS, noun. Plural of town car
TOWN CENTER, noun. America spelling of town centre
TOWN CENTERS, noun. Plural of town center
TOWN CENTRE, noun. (British spelling) The main commercial or business area of a town, containing the principle shops, banks, restaurants and public traffic hub.
TOWN CLERK, noun. The chief administrative officer of a town, responsible for maintaining its records
TOWN CRESS, noun. The garden cress, or peppergrass.
TOWN CRIER, noun. (British) A person who is employed by a town council to make public announcements in the streets
TOWN CRIER, noun. (by extension) A gossip
TOWN CRIERS, noun. Plural of town crier
TOWN GAS, noun. (petrochemistry) a poisonous manufactured gas, supplied to domestic consumers for heating, cooking and (formerly) lighting; it is a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen formed by the reaction of coke with steam - C + H2O => CO + H2
TOWN HALL, noun. A building that houses the local government offices of a town.
TOWN HALLS, noun. Plural of town hall
TOWN HOUSE, noun. Alternative spelling of townhouse
TOWN HOUSES, noun. Plural of town house
TOWN PLANNING, noun. The physical, social and economic planning of an urban environment (such as a town)
TOWN SQUARE, noun. An open area commonly found in the heart of a traditional town, used for community gatherings.
TOWN SQUARES, noun. Plural of town square
TOWN TWINNING, noun. The pairing of towns or cities from geographically distinct areas, in order to foster human contact and cultural links.
TOWN WALLS, noun. (UK) (plurale tantum) A large historic line of walls encircling a town that normally dates back at least to the Middle Ages.

Dictionary definition

TOWN, noun. An urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city; "they drive through town on their way to work".
TOWN, noun. The people living in a municipality smaller than a city; "the whole town cheered the team".
TOWN, noun. An administrative division of a county; "the town is responsible for snow removal".
TOWN, noun. United States architect who was noted for his design and construction of truss bridges (1784-1844).

Wise words

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.