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 - Media and Telecommunications - Postal Service
2 Windward Road Kingston 3 Vineyard Town Kingston 4 Allman Town Kingston 5 Cross Roads Kingston 6 Liguanea Kingston 7 Mona Kingston 8 Constant Spring Kingston 9 Stony Hill ...
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 ...
Wolfville
... 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 provincial capital, Halifax ... The town is home to Acadia University, Landmark East School and the Acadia Cinema Cooperative, a non-profit organization that runs the local movie/perform ... Valley, as well as for the many cultural attractions which are offered by the university and town ...
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
... harbour protected by the Palisadoes, a long sand spit which connects the town of Port Royal and the Norman Manley International Airport to the rest of the island ... Kingston encompasses the following communities, Tivoli Gardens, Denham Town, downtown Kingston, National Heroes Park, Kingston Gardens, Rae Town, Bournemouth ... Andrew such as Gordon Town, Mavis Bank, Lawrence Tavern, Mt ...

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:

    Keen instruments, strung to a vast precision
    Bind town to town and dream to ticking dream.
    Hart Crane (1899–1932)

    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)

    The honest Man has, I know, that modest Desire of Gain which is peculiar to those who understand better Things than Riches; and I dare say he would be contented with much less than what is called Wealth in that Quarter of the Town which he inhabits, and will oblige all his Customers with Demands agreeable to the Moderation of his Desires.
    Richard Steele (1672–1729)