Definition of town
- the circus came to town
- practically the whole town turned out for the parade
- relations between town and gown
the town of Jackson, Florida
The nearest shopping mall is two towns away.
The town plans to increase property taxes.
We're heading to town later on.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: a place where people live that is larger than a village but smaller than a city
: the people in a town
the town : the government of a town
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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