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new town

(sometimes initial capital letters) a comprehensively planned, self-sufficient urban community that provides housing, educational, recreational, and commercial facilities and often serves to absorb residents from a nearby overcrowded metropolis.
Origin of new town
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Jimmy smiled grimly to himself as he noted the new town Hall.

    People of Position Stanley Portal Hyatt
  • He arranged for an independent meeting in the town hall of the new town.

  • It is known, however, that he lived in baronial style in his new town.

    Patchwork Anna Balmer Myers
  • This was a residence district—one of the oldest in this new town.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • The other, called the Marischal College, is in the new town.

  • There is the new town Hall, the work of one of the town's most gifted sons.

    The Hero of the Humber Henry Woodcock
  • An' yez know what payday means in a new town wid a show on the spot.

    A Pirate of Parts Richard Neville
  • It was a new town, a government built town, and it had no personality yet.

    Breakaway Stanley Gimble
British Dictionary definitions for new town

new town

(in Britain) a town that has been planned as a complete unit and built with government sponsorship, esp to accommodate overspill population
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