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UK [taʊn] / US noun
Word forms "town":
singular town plural towns
1) [countable] a place where people live and work that is larger than a village but smaller than a city

a small town

an industrial town in China

Mountains overlook the town on three sides.

a town on the River Thames

town of:

the northern Belgian town of Onkerzele

2)
a) [uncountable] the place that you live in, or the place that you are talking about

He moved to another part of town.

the outskirts/edge of town:

a large industrial development on the edge of town

be in town:

The crew was in town last week filming a new television series.

be out of town:

I'll be out of town next week.

from out of town:

His girlfriend flew in from out of town.

b) the centre of a town where all the shops are

We're going into town this afternoon.

the centre of town:

The hotel is conveniently situated near the centre of town.

3)
a) [singular] the people who live in a town

Most of the town was involved with the carnival.

b) the local government of a town

The park is owned and maintained by the town.

4) [uncountable] life in a town compared with life in the countryside

I definitely prefer town to country.

go to town (on something)informal to do something very well, or to make something look very good by spending a lot of time or money on it

They really went to town on the Christmas decorations.

See:

English dictionary. 2014.

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