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Town vs. Country

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Townnoun

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.’;

Countrynoun

(chiefly British) An area of land; a district, region.

Townnoun

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.’;

Countrynoun

A set region of land having particular human occupation or agreed limits, especially inhabited by members of the same race, language speakers etc., or associated with a given person, occupation, species etc.

Townnoun

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

Countrynoun

The territory of a nation, especially an independent nation state or formerly independent nation; a political entity asserting ultimate authority over a geographical area.

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Townnoun

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

Countrynoun

(usually preceded by “the”) A rural area, as opposed to a town or city; the countryside.

Townnoun

(colloquial) Used to refer to a town or similar entity under discussion.

‘Call me when you get to town.’;

Countrynoun

ellipsis of country music

Townnoun

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

Countrynoun

(mining) The rock through which a vein runs.

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Townnoun

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

Countrynoun

The female genitalia, especially the vagina.

Townnoun

(obsolete) The whole of the land which constituted the domain.

Countryadjective

From or in the countryside or connected with it.

Townnoun

(obsolete) A collection of houses enclosed by fences or walls.

Countryadjective

Of or connected to country music.

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Townnoun

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

Countrynoun

A tract of land; a region; the territory of an independent nation; (as distinguished from any other region, and with a personal pronoun) the region of one's birth, permanent residence, or citizenship.

‘Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred.’; ‘I might have learned this by my last exile,that change of countries cannot change my state.’; ‘Many a famous realmAnd country, whereof here needs no account’;

Townnoun

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.

Countrynoun

Rural regions, as opposed to a city or town.

‘As they walked, on their way into the country.’; ‘God made the covatry, and man made the town.’; ‘Only very great men were in the habit of dividing the year between town and country.’;

Townnoun

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

Countrynoun

The inhabitants or people of a state or a region; the populace; the public. Hence: (a) One's constituents. (b) The whole body of the electors of state; as, to dissolve Parliament and appeal to the country.

‘All the country in a general voiceCried hate upon him.’;

Townnoun

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.’;

Countrynoun

A jury, as representing the citizens of a country.

Townnoun

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.

Countrynoun

The rock through which a vein runs.

Townnoun

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

Countryadjective

Pertaining to the regions remote from a city; rural; rustic; as, a country life; a country town; the country party, as opposed to city.

Townnoun

The court end of London; - commonly with the.

Countryadjective

Destitute of refinement; rude; unpolished; rustic; not urbane; as, country manners.

Townnoun

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.’; ‘Stunned with his giddy larum half the town.’;

Countryadjective

Pertaining, or peculiar, to one's own country.

‘She, bowing herself towards him, laughing the cruel tyrant to scorn, spake in her country language.’;

Townnoun

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

Countrynoun

the territory occupied by a nation;

‘he returned to the land of his birth’; ‘he visited several European countries’;

Townnoun

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

‘they drive through town on their way to work’;

Countrynoun

a politically organized body of people under a single government;

‘the state has elected a new president’; ‘African nations’; ‘students who had come to the nation's capitol’; ‘the country's largest manufacturer’; ‘an industrialized land’;

Townnoun

an administrative division of a county;

‘the town is responsible for snow removal’;

Countrynoun

the people who live in a nation or country;

‘a statement that sums up the nation's mood’; ‘the news was announced to the nation’; ‘the whole country worshipped him’;

Townnoun

the people living in a municipality smaller than a city;

‘the whole town cheered the team’;

Countrynoun

an area outside of cities and towns;

‘his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country’;

Town

A town is a human settlement. Towns are generally larger than villages and smaller than cities, though the criteria to distinguish between them vary considerably in different parts of the world.

Countrynoun

a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography);

‘it was a mountainous area’; ‘Bible country’;

Countrynoun

a nation with its own government, occupying a particular territory

‘the country's increasingly precarious economic position’; ‘Spain, Italy, and other European countries’;

Countrynoun

the people of a nation

‘the whole country took to the streets’;

Countrynoun

districts and small settlements outside large urban areas or the capital

‘a country lane’; ‘the airfield is right out in the country’;

Countrynoun

an area or region with regard to its physical features

‘a tract of wild country’;

Countrynoun

a region associated with a particular person, work, or television programme

‘an old mansion in Stevenson's ‘Kidnapped’ country’;

Countrynoun

short for country music

Country

A country is a distinct territorial body or political entity (i.e. a nation).

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