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.

Read more about Town:  Origin and Use, Age of Towns Scheme

Famous quotes containing the word town:

    While the town small-talk flows from lip to lip;
    Intrigues half-gathered, conversation-scraps,
    Kitchen-cabals, and nursery-mishaps.
    George Crabbe (1754–1832)

    If the street life, not the Whitechapel street life, but that of the common but so-called respectable part of town is in any city more gloomy, more ugly, more grimy, more cruel than in London, I certainly don’t care to see it. Sometimes it occurs to one that possibly all the failures of this generation, the world over, have been suddenly swept into London, for the streets are a restless, breathing, malodorous pageant of the seedy of all nations.
    Willa Cather (1876–1947)

    A town debars
    Much notice of what’s going on in stars.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)