town


town
n.

1) a boom; ghost ('deserted'); jerkwater (AE; colloq.), one-horse, provincial, sleepy, small; market (BE) town (they live in a sleepy, little town)

2) a company town

3) smb.'s hometown

4) a county town (BE; AE has county seat)

5) (misc.) to come to town; to go to town (colloq.; fig.) ('to go all out'); to leave town; to blow/skip town (esp. AE; colloq.) ('to leave town suddenly'); (out) on the town ('enjoying city nightlife')

USAGE NOTE: In GB, many places are called towns that would be called cities in the US. In the US, many places are called towns or small towns that are villages in GB. AE rarely uses village for places in the US.
* * *
[taʊn]
one-horse
provincial
sleepy
small
to leave town
ghost ('deserted')
to go to town ('to go all out'; colloq.; fig.)
to blow/skip town ('to leave town suddenly'; esp. AE; colloq.)
jerkwater (AE; colloq.)
(out) (USAGE NOTE: In GB, many places are called towns that would be called cities in the US. In the US, many places are called towns or small towns that are villages in GB. AE rarely uses village for places in the US.; 'enjoying city nightlife')
market (BE) town (they live in a sleepy, little town)
(misc.) to come to town
a boom
a company town
smb. 's hometown
a county town (BE; AE has county seat)

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