town /ˈtaʊn/ noun
plural towns
plural towns
Learner's definition of TOWN
[count] : a place where people live that is larger than a village but smaller than a city
see also county town, ghost town, shantytown, twin town
[count] : the people in a town usually singular
the town : the government of a town
[noncount] : the business and shopping center of a town see also downtown, uptown
: the town where someone lives
see also hometown

go to town

: to do something in a very thorough and enthusiastic way
often + on

hit the town

: to spend time in the area of a city or town where there are a lot of restaurants, bars, etc.

(out) on the town

: going to the restaurants, bars, etc., of a city or town for entertainment

paint the town (red)

see 2paint

the talk of the town

see 2talk
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