"town" Definition

  1. adv. & prep. 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. adv. & prep. 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. adv. & prep. 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. adv. & prep. 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. adv. & prep. A township; the whole territory within certain limits, less than those of a country.
  6. adv. & prep. The court end of London;-- commonly with the.
  7. adv. & prep. The metropolis or its inhabitants; as, in winter the gentleman lives in town; in summer, in the country.
  8. adv. & prep. A farm or farmstead; also, a court or farmyard.

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Word Type: adv. & prep., adv. & prep., adv. & prep., adv. & prep., adv. & prep., adv. & prep., adv. & prep., adv. & prep.,
Words that start with "town": 15
Words that end with "town": 2
Words that contain "town": 17
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English Dictionary Definition of town

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