Dictionary » T » Town

Town

town

1. Formerly: An inclosure which surrounded the mere homestead or dwelling of the lord of the manor. The whole of the land which constituted the domain. A collection of houses inclosed by fences or walls.

2. Any number or collection of houses to which belongs a regular market, and which is not a city or the see of a bishop.

3. Any collection of houses larger than a village, and not incorporated as a city; also, loosely, any large, closely populated place, whether incorporated or not, in distinction from the country, or from rural communities. God made the country, and man made the town. (Cowper)

4. The body of inhabitants resident in a town; as, the town voted to send two representatives to the legislature; the town voted to lay a tax for repairing the highways.

5. A township; the whole territory within certain limits, less than those of a country.

6. The court end of london;-commonly with the.

7. The metropolis or its inhabitants; as, in winter the gentleman lives in town; in summer, in the country. Always hankering after the diversions of the town. (Addison) Stunned with his giddy larum half the town. (pope)

The same form of expressions is used in regard to other populous towns.

8. A farm or farmstead; also, a court or farmyard.

Town is often used adjectively or in combination with other words; as, town clerk, or town-clerk; town-crier, or town crier; townhall, town-hall, or town hall; townhouse, town house, or town-house.

Synonym: Village, hamlet. See Village.

Town clerk, an office who keeps the records of a town, and enters its official proceedings. See Clerk.

(Science: botany) Town 788

cress, the garden cress, or peppergrass. Town house. A house in town, in distinction from a house in the country. See Townhouse. Town meeting, a legal meeting of the inhabitants of a town entitled to vote, for the transaction of public bisiness. Town talk, the common talk of a place; the subject or topic of common conversation.

Origin: OE. Toun, tun, AS. Tun inclosure, fence, village, town; akin to D. Tuin a garden, G. Zaun a hadge, fence, OHG. Zun, Icel. Tun an inclosure, homestead, house, Ir. & Gael. Dun a fortress, W. Din. Cf. Down, Dune, tine to inclose.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


hollister outlet -Maintenance an

... designing a salwar kameez since women of all age groups w r festive occasions, social get-togethers and special invites. Rasipuram is a panchayat town in Namakkal district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Rasipuram got its name from Raajapuram which literally means King's Town. Rasipiuram is ...

See entire post
by plergrocy
Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:52 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: hollister outlet -Maintenance an
Replies: 0
Views: 19

where can I learn synthetic biology?

... and potential of the field. I've found this site called "OpenWetWare" which seems to allow to join a course in some university in some town by registering in the site. I've also heard about diy bio groups around the world. I live in Armenia and there are sadly no such groups or courses ...

See entire post
by cipher0
Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:28 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: where can I learn synthetic biology?
Replies: 0
Views: 1044

Re: Human or Animal

... because of the signs of a privy but when I looked online at bones it looks more human. I would like to bring it to the police to make sure but the town I live in will just file it and never look at it again. If it is human it would that of a child I believe. In the very unlikely event that it was ...

See entire post
by animartco
Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:16 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Human or Animal
Replies: 5
Views: 1731

Re: Human or Animal

... because of the signs of a privy but when I looked online at bones it looks more human. I would like to bring it to the police to make sure but the town I live in will just file it and never look at it again. If it is human it would that of a child I believe.

See entire post
by goboso
Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:38 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Human or Animal
Replies: 5
Views: 1731

Is there an insect that behaves this way?

... I can find around the web, though, is that they usually hang low to the ground and are only found in uninhabited areas. These are over a barn in a town. I wish I could find a video of them in action to see if their patterns are similar.

See entire post
by sushiboy
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:16 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there an insect that behaves this way?
Replies: 6
Views: 3543
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 2,543 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link