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town (toun)
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n.
1.
a. A population center that is larger than a village and smaller than a city.
b. A territorial and political unit governed by a town meeting, especially in New England.
c. Informal A city: New York is a big town.
d. Chiefly British A rural village that has a market or fair periodically.
e. The residents of a town: The whole town was upset at the news.
2. An area that is more densely populated or developed than the surrounding area: going into town to shop.
3. The residents of a community in which a university or college is located, as opposed to the students and faculty: a dispute pitting town against gown.
4. A group of prairie dog burrows.
Idiom:
on the town Informal
In spirited pursuit of the entertainment offered by a town or city.

[Middle English, from Old English tūn, enclosed place, village; see dheuə- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

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Town (toun), Ithiel 1784-1844.
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American architect particularly known for the design and construction of truss bridges.

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