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)

    The mountain held the town as in a shadow.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Close to the academy in this town they have erected a sort of gallows for the pupils to practice on. I thought that they might as well hang at once all who need to go through such exercises in so new a country, where there is nothing to hinder their living an outdoor life. Better omit Blair, and take the air.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)