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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Town  \Town\,  n.  [OE.  toun,  tun,  AS  tun  inclosure,  fence, 
  village,  town;  akin  to  D.  tuin  a  garden,  G.  zaun  a  hadge, 
  fence,  OHG.  zun,  Icel.  tun  an  inclosure,  homestead,  house, 
  Ir  &  Gael.  dun  a  fortress,  W.  din.  Cf  {Down},  adv  &  prep., 
  {Dune},  {tine}  to  inclose.] 
  1.  Formerly: 
  a  An  inclosure  which  surrounded  the  mere  homestead  or 
  dwelling  of  the  lord  of  the  manor.  [Obs.] 
  b  The  whole  of  the  land  which  constituted  the  domain. 
  c  A  collection  of  houses  inclosed  by  fences  or  walls. 
  [Obs.]  --Palsgrave. 
  2.  Any  number  or  collection  of  houses  to  which  belongs  a 
  regular  market,  and  which  is  not  a  city  or  the  see  of  a 
  bishop.  [Eng.]  --Johnson. 
  3.  Any  collection  of  houses  larger  than  a  village,  and  not 
  incorporated  as  a  city;  also  loosely,  any  large  closely 
  populated  place  whether  incorporated  or  not  in 
  distinction  from  the  country,  or  from  rural  communities. 
  God  made  the  country,  and  man  made  the  town. 
  4.  The  body  of  inhabitants  resident  in  a  town;  as  the  town 
  voted  to  send  two  representatives  to  the  legislature;  the 
  town  voted  to  lay  a  tax  for  repairing  the  highways. 
  5.  A  township;  the  whole  territory  within  certain  limits, 
  less  than  those  of  a  country.  [U.  S.] 
  6.  The  court  end  of  London;--  commonly  with  the 
  7.  The  metropolis  or  its  inhabitants;  as  in  winter  the 
  gentleman  lives  in  town;  in  summer,  in  the  country. 
  Always  hankering  after  the  diversions  of  the  town. 
  Stunned  with  his  giddy  larum  half  the  town.  --Pope. 
  Note:  The  same  form  of  expressions  is  used  in  regard  to  other 
  populous  towns. 
  8.  A  farm  or  farmstead;  also  a  court  or  farmyard.  [Prov. 
  Eng.  &  Scot.] 
  Note:  Town  is  often  used  adjectively  or  in  combination  with 
  other  words  as  town  clerk,  or  town-clerk;  town-crier, 
  or  town  crier;  townhall,  town-hall,  or  town  hall; 
  townhouse,  town  house,  or  town-house. 
  Syn:  Village;  hamlet.  See  {Village}. 
  {Town  clerk},  an  office  who  keeps  the  records  of  a  town,  and 
  enters  its  official  proceedings.  See  {Clerk}. 
  {Town  cress}  (Bot.),  the  garden  cress,  or  peppergrass.  --Dr. 
  {Town  house}. 
  a  A  house  in  town,  in  distinction  from  a  house  in  the 
  b  See  {Townhouse}. 
  {Town  meeting},  a  legal  meeting  of  the  inhabitants  of  a  town 
  entitled  to  vote,  for  the  transaction  of  public  bisiness. 
  [U.  S.] 
  {Town  talk},  the  common  talk  of  a  place  the  subject  or  topic 
  of  common  conversation. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  urban  area  with  a  fixed  boundary  that  is  smaller  than  a 
  city;  "they  drive  through  town  on  their  way  to  work" 
  2:  an  administrative  division  of  a  county;  "the  town  is 
  responsible  for  snow  removal"  [syn:  {township}] 
  3:  the  people  living  in  a  municipality  smaller  than  a  city; 
  "the  whole  town  cheered  the  team"  [syn:  {townspeople},  {townsfolk}] 

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