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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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  • Here they determined to settle and found a new town, leaving Rome to the Patricians and their clients.

    A Smaller History of Rome William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
  • An' yez know what payday means in a new town wid a show on the spot.

    A Pirate of Parts Richard Neville
  • He hears that a new town is started up in the mountains, a hundred and fifty miles from the railway.

  • It was a new town, a government built town, and it had no personality yet.

    Breakaway Stanley Gimble
  • Through his children he felt flowing into his house the seething life of this new town.

    His Family Ernest Poole
  • Jimmy smiled grimly to himself as he noted the new town Hall.

    People of Position Stanley Portal Hyatt
  • The position of the new town marks the change that had come over the conditions of life in Upper Italy.

    Science in Arcady Grant Allen
  • The other, called the Marischal College, is in the new town.

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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