town

[ toun ]
/ taʊn /

noun

adjective

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

Idioms for town

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

OTHER WORDS FROM town

town·less, adjectivein·ter·town, adjective

synonym study for town

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 forms of town

townish, 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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