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Town vs. Suburb

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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.’;

Suburbnoun

A residential area located on the outskirts of a city or large town that usually includes businesses that cater to its residents; such as schools, grocery stores, shopping centers, restaurants, convenience stores, etc.

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.’;

Suburbnoun

(by extension) The outer part; the environment.

Townnoun

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

Suburbnoun

Any subdivision of a conurbation, not necessarily on the periphery.

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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.

Suburbnoun

An outlying part of a city or town; a smaller place immediately adjacent to a city; in the plural, the region which is on the confines of any city or large town; as, a house stands in the suburbs; a garden situated in the suburbs of Paris.

‘[London] could hardly have contained less than thirty or forty thousand souls within its walls; and the suburbs were very populous.’;

Townnoun

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

‘Call me when you get to town.’;

Suburbnoun

Hence, the confines; the outer part; the environment.

‘The suburb of their straw-built citadel.’;

Townnoun

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

Suburbnoun

a residential district located on the outskirts of a city

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Townnoun

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

Suburbnoun

an outlying district of a city, especially a residential one

‘a highly respectable suburb of Chicago’; ‘a working-class suburb’; ‘life is much better in the suburbs’;

Townnoun

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

Suburb

A suburb (or suburban area or suburbia) is a mixed-use or residential area, existing either as part of a city/urban area, or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of one. Suburbs might have their own political or legal jurisdiction, especially in the United States, but this is not always the case, especially in the United Kingdom where most suburbs are located within the administrative boundaries of cities.

Townnoun

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

Townnoun

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

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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.

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.

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.’;

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.

Townnoun

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

Townnoun

The court end of London; - commonly with the.

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.’;

Townnoun

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

Townnoun

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

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

Townnoun

an administrative division of a county;

‘the town is responsible for snow removal’;

Townnoun

the people living in a municipality smaller than a city;

‘the whole town cheered the team’;

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.

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