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town British & World English

A built-up area with a name, defined boundaries, and local government, that is larger than a village and generally smaller than a city

town English Thesaurus

a small market town

capital British & World English

The city or town that functions as the seat of government and administrative centre of a country or region

boom town British & World English

A town undergoing rapid growth due to sudden prosperity

Boys Town British & World English

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

Cape Town British & World English

The legislative capital of South Africa and administrative capital of the province of Western Cape; population 3,569,400 (est. 2009)

cow town British & World English

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

down town British & World English

Into or in the centre of a town

home town British & World English

The town of one’s birth or early life or present fixed residence

new town British & World English

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

post town British & World English

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

Road Town British & World English

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

tank town British & World English

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

town acre British & World English

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

town camp British & World English

An Aboriginal camp in or near a town

town gas British & World English

Old-fashioned term for coal gas.

town hall British & World English

A building used for the administration of local government

twin town British & World English

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

Cape Town New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

legislative capital of South Africa

county town British & World English

The town that is the administrative capital of a county

cross-town British & World English

Extending or travelling from one side of a town to the other

George Town British & World English

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

ghost town British & World English

A deserted town with few or no remaining inhabitants

market town British & World English

(In the UK) a town of moderate size where a regular market is held

shanty town British & World English

A deprived area on the outskirts of a town consisting of large numbers of shanty dwellings

small-town British & World English

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

town centre British & World English

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

town clerk British & World English

A public official in charge of the records of a town

town crier British & World English

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

town house British & World English

A tall, narrow traditional terraced house, generally having three or more floors

town major British & World English

The chief executive officer in a garrison town or fortress

town mayor British & World English

The chairperson of a town council

George Town New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

capital of the Cayman Islands

garrison town British & World English

A town that has troops permanently stationed in it

Mililani Town British & World English

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

one-horse town British & World English

A small town with few and poor facilities

Spanish Town British & World English

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

go to town British & World English

Do something thoroughly, enthusiastically, or extravagantly

town council British & World English

(Especially in the UK) the elected governing body in a municipality

town meeting British & World English

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

town planning British & World English

The planning and control of the construction, growth, and development of a town or other urban area

out-of-town British & World English

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

on the town British & World English

Enjoying the nightlife of a city or town


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