Significado de “town” - Diccionario inglés

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townnoun

uk /taʊn/ us /taʊn/

A1 [ C or U ] a place where people live and work, containing many houses, shops, places of work, places of entertainment, etc., and usually larger than a village but smaller than a city:

a seaside/coastal town
He was born in the small town of Castleford, in Yorkshire.
We stayed in the best hotel in town.
the main road into/out of town

A2 [ S or U ] mainly UK the part of a town where most of the businesses are:

I'm going into/to town at lunchtime to do some shopping.
I met Charles while I was in town.
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[ U ] UK the most important city or town in a country or area:

We went up to town to see a play.
Many people commute into town (= London) from Essex.

B1 [ U ] mainly US the place where you live or work:

I'm leaving town for a few days.
Barbara is out of town on business this week.
the town [ S ]

[ + sing/pl verb ] the people who live in the town:

The whole town is/are hoping that their team will win the final tomorrow.

UK a town or city, rather than the countryside:

I've always lived in the town.

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(Definición de town de Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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townnoun [ C/U ]

us /tɑʊn/

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.

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(Definición de town de Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)