new town


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


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 The residents were displaced, forced to live in a new town. Silvia Foster-frau,, "‘The Trump effect’ showed up in heavily Hispanic Texas border counties," 13 Nov. 2020 That plan had called for three town homes in the Kroehler mansion and 42 new town homes for a total of 45 units. Suzanne Baker,, "Town home plan for Little Friends' land reduced to 39 units before it heads to Naperville council," 16 Oct. 2020 Life in a new town on Mars will require a great deal of discipline to live with ever-present and major dangers. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "SpaceX Says There Are No Laws on Mars, So Maybe Elon Musk Will Be President," 30 Oct. 2020 The new town was named for John E. Redfield, president of the railroad from 1875-81. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, "The Mammoth Orange," 17 Oct. 2020 Arlington City Council member Ignacio Nunez said the downtown area is the city’s new town square, and Abram Street is what brings it together. Patrick Strickland, Dallas News, "Finally complete, the $50M Abram Street rebuild marks ‘a new day for downtown Arlington’," 14 Oct. 2020 Would the famed writer and statesman send the new town of Franklin a bell for its church? Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "One of the great enemies of the public library is departing," 18 Sep. 2020 After nearly 20 years of preparation, the town of Grafton may be getting a new town hall, with construction costs estimated at more than $1 million. Eddie Morales, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "After nearly 20 years of preparation, Grafton might be getting a new town hall," 18 Sep. 2020 In October, residents of Asbestos will be able to vote on a new town name. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "A Town in Canada Called Asbestos Wants a New Name," 16 Sep. 2020

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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“New town.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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