new town

noun

Definition of new town

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an urban development comprising a small to medium-sized city with a broad range of housing and planned industrial, commercial, and recreational facilities

Newtown

geographical name
New·​town | \ ˈnü-ˌtau̇n How to pronounce Newtown (audio) , ˈnyü-\

Definition of Newtown (Entry 2 of 2)

town in southwestern Connecticut on the Housatonic River east of Danbury population 27,560

Examples of new town in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Fitzpatrick has proven capable of moving to new towns and learning new offenses. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, "Hyde5: Five trades the Dolphins could make (Howard? Fitzmagic to Chiefs?)," 18 Oct. 2019 In the meantime, the authorities have hauled a few monuments from the ancient city, including a minaret, a tomb, a Roman gate and a bathhouse, to the new town, saving them from the floodwaters. The Economist, "A dam threatens one of the world’s oldest settlements," 26 Sep. 2019 Grab lunch from a food cart and picnic by the picturesque Elbe River, which runs between what is known as Dresden’s old and new towns. National Geographic, "Berlin Photography Workshop," 10 Sep. 2019 The supposedly new town in the Golan Heights is named in honour of Mr Trump. The Economist, "Trump Heights, Binyamin Netanyahu’s tribute to America’s president," 22 June 2019 Hampstead will hold a dedication ceremony for a new town clock on Saturday evening, at the War Memorial on Main Street. Jon Kelvey, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Hampstead to dedicate 11-foot clock Saturday, courtesy of school alumni association, prior to Music in the Park," 12 Sep. 2019 Yuen Long, which sits near fish and shrimp farms across a bay from the mainland Chinese city of Shenzhen, has both old villages and urban new towns, which were built in the 1970s and ’80s to handle Hong Kong’s population growth. Austin Ramzy, BostonGlobe.com, "Hong Kong protest hit by police tear gas as thousands gather in Yuen Long," 27 July 2019 Yuen Long, which sits near fish and shrimp farms across a bay from the mainland Chinese city of Shenzhen, has both old villages and urban new towns, which were built in the 1970s and ’80s to handle Hong Kong’s population growth. Austin Ramzy, New York Times, "Clashes and Tear Gas as Hong Kong Police Confront Protesters in Yuen Long," 27 July 2019 In one example, Conn’s family uses a logic tree to decide which new town to move to, narrowing nearly 30 possible candidates to just one: Ketchum, Idaho. Cassie Werber, Quartz at Work, "Solve your next big problem at work or home with the help of a logic tree," 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of new town

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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