town [-s] n

OE tuun.

  1. Village; hamlet; community; small settlement; cluster of homes.
  2. Civilization; habitations; populated places; settled areas; a group of homes.
  3. Parish; ward; inhabited location; [fig.] paradise; spirit world for those awaiting the resurrection from the dead.
  4. Enclosure; field; garden; hedge; yard; walled place;[fig.] season; winter.
  5. Domain; domicile; manor; territory; [fig.] kingdom.
  6. Land; upper shore; high beach.
  7. Homestead; residence; destination; place of origin.
  8. Crossroads; [fig.] cemetery; graveyard; burial ground.
  9. Society; urban district; hub of business interaction; place of social gathering.
  10. Fortification; row of houses; cluster of buildings; [fig.] horizon; sunset.1114/Fr974 to men / An Occidental Town, / Rebuilt another
  11. Phrase. “Out of town”: gone; not at home; [fig.] dormant; inactive in the growing cycle; not blooming for the season.