town hall

noun

Definition of town hall

  1. 1 :  a public building used for town-government offices and meetings

  2. 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

First Known Use of town hall

15th century


TOWN HALL Defined for English Language Learners

town hall

noun

Definition of town hall for English Language Learners

  • : a town government's main building


TOWN HALL Defined for Kids

town hall

noun

Definition of town hall for Students

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

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