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

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But today, rubble is still being cleared and a blueprint for the new town has not been decided. Amy Kellogg, Fox News, "Central Italy battling effects of earthquakes and bureaucracy as it struggles to rebuild," 24 Aug. 2018 In Skate Kitchen, a young skater named Camille (played by Rachelle Vinberg), stifled by her mom, seeks refuge among a cadre of skateboarding friends in a new town. Katherine Cusumano, Teen Vogue, ""Skate Kitchen" Director Crystal Moselle on Why It’s So Important To Take Young Women Seriously," 23 Aug. 2018 The attention has now shifted to the new Little League field, the second phase of a three-phase project culminating in a new town hall, as well as a playground and pavilion for families. David Anderson, The Aegis, "New Little League field planned for Perryville," 16 May 2018 The area includes the Forum shopping center area and the city’s new Town Center area which is currently under construction. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "Peachtree Corners establishes entertainment district," 31 May 2018 Rose and his wife’s new town home is part of a 49-unit development of row homes in a contemporary architectural style. Bob Goldsborough,, "WLS-Ch. 7 sports anchor Jim Rose buys Logan Square town home," 11 Dec. 2017 Newcomers would be highly encouraged to get involved with, or join, groups in their new town. Melissa Rolland,, "Making A Summer Move?," 5 June 2018 City officials have set aside approximately $4 million for the bridge which will connect the Forum shopping center area to the new Town Center. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "Peachtree Corners bridge over Peachtree Parkway seems likely," 31 May 2018 Amanda was this woman who had come to a new town, and there was another woman around who was sort of floating in the ether, looking out for her in different incarnations. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Sarah Paulson Is the Ultimate Prada Fan—She Proves It with a Star Turn in the Brand’s New Film," 13 July 2018

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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