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City vs. Town

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Main Difference

The main difference between City and Town is that the City is a large and permanent human settlement and Town is a settlement that is bigger than a village but smaller than a city.

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  • City (noun)

    A large settlement, bigger than a town.

    "São Paulo is one of the largest cities in South America."

  • City (noun)

    A settlement granted special status by royal charter or letters patent; traditionally, a settlement with a cathedral regardless of size.

  • City (noun)

    The central business district; downtown.

    "I'm going into the city today to do some shopping."

  • Town (noun)

    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."

  • Town (noun)

    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."

  • Town (noun)

    A rural settlement in which a market was held at least once a week.

  • Town (noun)

    The residents (as opposed to gown: the students, faculty, etc.) of a community which is the site of a university.

  • Town (noun)

    Used to refer to a town or similar entity under discussion.

    "Call me when you get to town."

  • Town (noun)

    A municipal organization, such as a corporation, defined by the laws of the entity of which it is a part.

  • Town (noun)

    An enclosure which surrounded the mere homestead or dwelling of the lord of the manor.

  • Town (noun)

    The whole of the land which constituted the domain.

  • Town (noun)

    A collection of houses enclosed by fences or walls.

  • Town (noun)

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

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Oxford Dictionary
  • City (noun)

    A large town.

  • City (noun)

    A corporate town; in the United States, a town or collective body of inhabitants, incorporated and governed by a mayor and aldermen or a city council consisting of a board of aldermen and a common council; in Great Britain, a town corporate, which is or has been the seat of a bishop, or the capital of his see.

  • City (noun)

    The collective body of citizens, or inhabitants of a city.

  • City (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a city.

  • Town (noun)

    Formerly: (a) An inclosure which surrounded the mere homestead or dwelling of the lord of the manor. [Obs.] (b) The whole of the land which constituted the domain. [Obs.] (c) A collection of houses inclosed by fences or walls.

  • Town (noun)

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

  • Town (noun)

    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.

  • Town (noun)

    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.

  • Town (noun)

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

  • Town (noun)

    The court end of London; - commonly with the.

  • Town (noun)

    The metropolis or its inhabitants; as, in winter the gentleman lives in town; in summer, in the country.

  • Town (noun)

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

Webster Dictionary
  • City (noun)

    a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts;

    "Ancient Troy was a great city"

  • City (noun)

    an incorporated administrative district established by state charter;

    "the city raised the tax rate"

  • City (noun)

    people living in a large densely populated municipality;

    "the city voted for Republicans in 1994"

  • Town (noun)

    an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city;

    "they drive through town on their way to work"

  • Town (noun)

    an administrative division of a county;

    "the town is responsible for snow removal"

  • Town (noun)

    the people living in a municipality smaller than a city;

    "the whole town cheered the team"

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