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town

[ toun ]
/ taʊn /
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noun
adjective
of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or belonging to a town: town laws; town government; town constable.
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Idioms about 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

synonym study for town

1. See community.

OTHER WORDS FROM town

townless, adjectivein·ter·town, adjective

Other definitions for town (2 of 2)

Town
[ toun ]
/ taʊn /

noun
Ith·i·el [ith-ee-uhl], /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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