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:

    A town is saved, not more by the righteous men in it than by the woods and swamps that surround it.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Mr. Mum’s Rudesheimer
    And the church of St. Geryon
    Are the two things alone
    That deserve to be known
    In the body-and-soul-stinking town of Cologne.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)

    From whatever you wish to know and measure you must take your leave, at least for a time. Only when you have left the town can you see how high its towers rise above the houses.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)