What is town?

  • (noun): An urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city.
    Example: "They drive through town on their way to work"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Town

A town is a human settlement larger than a village but smaller than a city. The size definition for what constitutes a "town" varies considerably in different parts of the world, so that, for example, many "small towns" in the United States would be regarded as villages in the United Kingdom, while many British "small towns" would qualify as cities in the United States.

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Kingston, Jamaica
... a natural harbour protected by the Palisadoes, a long sand spit which connects the town of Port Royal and the Norman Manley International Airport to ... encompasses the following communities, Tivoli Gardens, Denham Town, downtown Kingston, National Heroes Park, Kingston Gardens, Rae Town, Bournemouth Gardens, Norman Gardens ... Andrew such as Gordon Town, Mavis Bank, Lawrence Tavern, Mt ...
2002–03 In English Football - League Competitions - Football League Second Division
... Mansfield Town's first season out of the bottom division in over a decade ended as their previous spell had with immediate relegation ... Luton Town 62 ... +5 65 10 ... Swindon Town 63 ... -4 60 11 ...
Kingston, Jamaica - Media and Telecommunications - Postal Service
... Office) Downtown Kingston Kingston 1 Port Royal Kingston 2 Windward Road Kingston 3 Vineyard Town Kingston 4 Allman Town Kingston 5 Cross Roads Kingston 6 Liguanea Kingston 7 Mona Kingston 8 ...
Wolfville
2011 population 4,269) is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) northwest of the ... The town is home to Acadia University, Landmark East School and the Acadia Cinema Cooperative, a non-profit organization that runs the local movie/performanc ... attractions which are offered by the university and town ...
Yabe, Kumamoto
... Yabe (矢部町, Yabe-machi?) was a town located in Kamimashiki District, Kumamoto, Japan ... merged with the village of Seiwa, also from Kamimashiki District, and the town of Soyō, from Aso District, to form the new town of Yamato and no longer exists as an independent municipality ... As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 11,820 and a density of 39.88 persons per km² ...

More definitions of "town":

  • (noun): An administrative division of a county.
    Example: "The town is responsible for snow removal"
    Synonyms: township
  • (noun): The people living in a municipality smaller than a city.
    Example: "The whole town cheered the team"
    Synonyms: townspeople, townsfolk

Famous quotes containing the word town:

    The town is divided into various groups, which form so many little states, each with its own laws and customs, its jargon and its jokes. While the association holds and the fashion lasts, they admit nothing well said or well done except by one of themselves, and they are incapable of appeciating anything from another source, to the point of despising those who are not initiated into their mysteries.
    —Jean De La Bruyère (1645–1696)

    Every town which we passed, if we may believe the Gazetteer, had been the residence of some great man. But though we knocked at many doors, and even made particular inquiries, we could not find that there were any now living.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The town is silent. The night boils with eleven stars.
    Oh starry starry night! This is how
    I want to die.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)