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

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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 Also, use the Internet to find kid-friendly attractions and other information about your new town. Shannon Cobb Evans, Houston Chronicle, "Realtor View: Help prepare children for the stress of moving," 14 July 2019 Tensions were rising over a march planned for the next day to protest against violence the previous week at a train station in Yuen Long, a new town in the formally rural part of the New Territories, a part of Hong Kong on the mainland. The Economist, "Yet another tense and violent weekend puts Hong Kong on edge," 28 July 2019 Animal Crossing Nothing will completely kill an afternoon like settling in and starting up a new town in Animal Crossing. Brittany Vincent, Popular Mechanics, "The Best New Video Games We Can’t Wait to Play at E3 This Week," 10 June 2019 Get our daily newsletter The prime minister of Israel, Binyamin Netanyahu, cut the ribbon on a new town in the Golan Heights named after Donald Trump. The Economist, "Politics this week," 22 June 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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