- (British, America) IPA: /taʊn/, [tʰaʊ̯n]
- A settlement; an area with residential districts, shops and amenities, and its own local government; especially one larger than a village and smaller than a city.
- This town is really dangerous because these youngsters have Beretta handguns.
- Any more urbanized center than the place of reference.
- I'll be in Yonkers, then I'm driving into town to see the Knicks at the Garden tonight.
- (UK, historical) A rural settlement in which a market was held at least once a week.
- The residents (as opposed to gown: the students, faculty, etc.) of a community which is the site of a university.
- (colloquial) Used to refer to a town or similar entity under discussion.
- Call me when you get to town.
- (legal) A municipal organization, such as a corporation, defined by the laws of the entity of which it is a part.
- (obsolete) An enclosure which surrounded the mere homestead or dwelling of the lord of the manor.
- (obsolete) The whole of the land which constituted the domain.
- (obsolete) A collection of houses enclosed by fences or walls.
- (UK, Scotland, dialect, obsolete) A farm or farmstead; also, a court or farmyard.
- French: ville, commune, bourg, villette, villotte
- German: Stadt, Ort, Städtchen, Gemeinde
- Italian: città
- Portuguese: vila, aldeia, povoado, arraial
- Russian: го́род
- Spanish: ciudad, pueblo