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town US English

An urban area that has a name, defined boundaries, and local government, and that is generally larger than a village and smaller than a city

town US Thesaurus

they live in a town just outside Milwaukee

capital US English

The most important city or town of a country or region, usually its seat of government and administrative center

boom town US English

A town undergoing rapid growth due to sudden prosperity

Boys Town US English

A village in east central Nebraska, just west of Omaha, noted as a home for troubled youth; population 977 (est. 2008)

Cape Town US English

A city in southwestern South Africa at the foot of Table Mountain, the legislative capital of the country and the administrative capital of the province of Western Cape; population 3,569,400 (est. 2009)

new town US English

A planned urban center created in an undeveloped or rural area, especially with government sponsorship

post town US English

A town having a main branch of the Post Office or its own postcode

Road Town US English

The capital of the British Virgin Islands, situated on the island of Tortola; population 9,300 (est. 2009)

tank town US English

A small unimportant town (used originally of a town at which trains stopped to take on water)

town acre US English

A unit of urban land given to a settler who bought a large area of uncleared rural land

town camp US English

An Aboriginal camp in or near a town

town car US English

A limousine

town hall US English

A building used for the administration of local government

twin town US English

A town which has established official or social links with another, typically in a different country

George Town US English

The capital of the Cayman Islands, on the island of Grand Cayman; population 28,000 (est. 2007)

ghost town US English

A deserted town with few or no remaining inhabitants

mallee town US English

A small town in a semi-arid area of scrubland

market town US English

A town of moderate size in a rural area, where a regular market is held

small-town US English

Of, relating to, or characteristic of a small town, especially as considered to be unsophisticated or petty

town center US English

The central part or main business and commercial area of a town

town clerk US English

A public official in charge of the records of a town

town crier US English

A person employed to make public announcements in the streets or marketplace of a town

town major US English

The chief executive officer in a garrison town or fortress

town mayor US English

The chairperson of a town council

garrison town US English

A town that has troops permanently stationed in it

Mililani Town US English

A planned community in Hawaii, on central Oahu Island, northwest of Honolulu; population 28,608 (2000)

Spanish Town US English

A town in Jamaica, west of Kingston, the second largest town in Jamaica, a former capital; population 148,800 (est. 2006)

go to town US English

Do something thoroughly, enthusiastically, or extravagantly

town council US English

An elected governing body in a town

town meeting US English

A meeting of the voters of a town for the transaction of public business

town planning US English

Another term for city planning.

out-of-town US English

Situated, originating from, or taking place outside a town or city

on the town US English

Enjoying the entertainments, especially the nightlife, of a city or town

man about town US English

A fashionable male socialite

Town 'n' Country US English

A residential community in western Florida, northwest of Tampa; population 72,523 (2000)

paint the town (red) US English

Go out and enjoy oneself flamboyantly

one-horse US English

Small and insignificant

the only game in town US English

The best, the most important, or the only thing worth considering

run someone out of town US English

Force someone to leave a place

cowtown US English

A town or city in a cattle-raising area of western North America

cow town in cowtown US English

A town or city in a cattle-raising area of western North America

ecotown US English

A new town designed to facilitate a lifestyle that has as little impact on the environment as possible

midtown US English

The central part of a city between the downtown and uptown areas

toytown US English

Resembling a quaint or miniature replica of something

the talk of in talk US English

A current subject of widespread gossip or speculation in (a particular place)

on the town in town US English

Enjoying the entertainments, especially the nightlife, of a city or town

hometown US English

The town where one was born or grew up, or the town of one’s present fixed residence

townsite US English

A tract of land set apart by legal authority to be occupied by a town and usually surveyed and laid out with streets

man about town in man US English

A fashionable male socialite

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