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Etymology

From Old English tūn. Cognate with Dutch tuin ‘garden’, German Zaun, Danish and Swedish tun ‘fence’.

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Noun

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Singular
town

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  1. a settlement; an area with residential districts, shops and amenities, and its own local government.

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An urban city is typically larger than a rural town, which in turn is typically larger than a village. In rural areas, a town is considered urban. In urban areas, a town is considered suburban; a village in the suburbs.

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