town hall

noun

Definition of town hall

1 : a public building used for town-government offices and meetings
2 : an event at which a public official or political candidate addresses an audience by answering questions posed by individual members Town halls have lost some of their spontaneity. The 80 or so undecided voters chosen for Tuesday's event must submit their questions in advance and moderator Candy Crowley of CNN will decide which people to call on.— Connie Cass

Examples of town hall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Community members of Korean descent pleaded for extra protection Monday night at a Korean-American safety town hall meeting hosted by Dallas Police. Ashley R. Williams, USA TODAY, 17 May 2022 More than 100 teachers and their supporters on Saturday also rallied outside town hall in support of the union as negotiations stalled. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 16 May 2022 The ad hoc committee, which included faculty, students and nonvoting members of U. administration, held public town hall meetings and gathered other information to produce a 61-page report on divestment. Tim Fitzpatrick, The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 May 2022 Nine would-be voters and their companions were wounded separately Sunday night when unidentified men fired five rifle grenades in the Datu Unsay town hall, police said. Jim Gomez, Chicago Tribune, 9 May 2022 Nine would-be voters and their companions were wounded separately Sunday night when unidentified men fired five rifle grenades in the Datu Unsay town hall, police said. Jim Gomez, ajc, 9 May 2022 At an April 26 town hall, leadership at Raven suggested that unionization might impede game development and affect promotions and benefits. Washington Post, 9 May 2022 At Wednesday's town hall, CEO Sundar Pichai announced an overhaul of how Googlers get managed. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 5 May 2022 By the time the second application deadline closed last November, the town hall was again flooded with hundreds of requests from interested buyers. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 4 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of town hall

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 May 2022

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“Town hall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/town%20hall. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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town hall

noun

Kids Definition of town hall

: a public building used for offices and meetings of town government

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