town

[ toun ]
/ taʊn /

noun

adjective

of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or belonging to a town: town laws; town government; town constable.

Idioms

Origin of town

before 900; Middle English toun, tun, Old English tūn walled or fenced place, courtyard, farmstead, village; cognate with Old Norse tūn homefield, German Zaun fence, Old Irish dún fort
Related formstown·less, adjectivein·ter·town, adjective

Synonym study

1. See community.

Definition for town (2 of 2)

Town

[ toun ]
/ taʊn /

noun

Ith·i·el [ith-ee-uh l] /ˈɪθ i əl/, 1784–1844, U.S. architect.

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British Dictionary definitions for town

town

/ (taʊn) /

noun


Derived Formstownish, adjectivetownless, adjective

Word Origin for town

Old English tūn village; related to Old Saxon, Old Norse tūn, Old High German zūn fence, Old Irish dūn
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Idioms and Phrases with town

town

In addition to the idiom beginning with town

  • town and gown

also see:

  • all over the place (town)
  • ghost town
  • go to town
  • man about town
  • one-horse town
  • only game in town
  • on the town
  • out of town
  • paint the town red
  • talk of the town

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