› a place where there are a lot of houses, stores, and other buildings which is smaller than a city: [C] He was born in the small town of Elnora, Indiana. [U] We stayed at the best hotel in town. › Town can also mean the place where you live or work: [U] Barbara is out of town this week. › Town is also the part of a town where the main stores are: [U] I’m going into/to town to do some shopping. › Town can also refer to the people who live in the town: [C] The whole town is hoping our team will win.