District vs. Town

District vs. Town — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between District and Town

Districtnoun

A division of an area, as for administrative purposes.

Townnoun

A population center that is larger than a village and smaller than a city.

Districtnoun

A region or locality marked by a distinguishing feature

went to the lake district for their vacation.

Townnoun

A territorial and political unit governed by a town meeting, especially in New England.

Districtverb

To mark off or divide into districts.

Townnoun

(Informal) A city

New York is a big town.
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Districtnoun

An administrative division of an area.

the Soho district of London

Townnoun

Chiefly British A rural village that has a market or fair periodically.

Districtnoun

An area or region marked by some distinguishing feature.

the Lake District in Cumbria

Townnoun

The residents of a town

The whole town was upset at the news.

Districtnoun

(UK) An administrative division of a county without the status of a borough.

South Oxfordshire District Council

Townnoun

An area that is more densely populated or developed than the surrounding area

going into town to shop.
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Districtverb

(transitive) To divide into administrative or other districts.

Townnoun

The residents of a community in which a university or college is located, as opposed to the students and faculty

a dispute pitting town against gown.

Districtadjective

(obsolete) rigorous; stringent; harsh

Townnoun

A group of prairie dog burrows.

Districtnoun

a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

Townnoun

A settlement; an area with residential districts, shops and amenities, and its own local government; especially one larger than a village and smaller than a city.

This town is really dangerous because these youngsters have Beretta handguns.

Districtverb

regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns

Townnoun

Any more urbanized center than the place of reference.

I'll be in Yonkers, then I'm driving into town to see the Knicks at the Garden tonight.

Townnoun

A rural settlement in which a market was held at least once a week.

Townnoun

The residents (as opposed to gown: the students, faculty, etc.) of a community which is the site of a university.

Townnoun

(colloquial) Used to refer to a town or similar entity under discussion.

Call me when you get to town.

Townnoun

(legal) A municipal organization, such as a corporation, defined by the laws of the entity of which it is a part.

Townnoun

(obsolete) An enclosure which surrounded the mere homestead or dwelling of the lord of the manor.

Townnoun

(obsolete) The whole of the land which constituted the domain.

Townnoun

(obsolete) A collection of houses enclosed by fences or walls.

Townnoun

A farm or farmstead; also, a court or farmyard.

Townnoun

an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city;

they drive through town on their way to work

Townnoun

an administrative division of a county;

the town is responsible for snow removal

Townnoun

the people living in a municipality smaller than a city;

the whole town cheered the team