City and Town


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City noun – A thickly settled, highly populated area.
Usage example: commuters who drive every day between their homes in the suburbs and their jobs in the city

Town is a synonym for city in urban topic. In some cases you can use "Town" instead the word "City" as a noun or an adjective. popular alternative
Synonyms for City


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Town noun – A thickly settled, highly populated area.
Usage example: after driving for miles with nothing but corn and wheat fields to look at, we were relieved to roll into a small town and have a bite to eat at the local diner

City is a synonym for town in urban topic. You can use "City" instead the word "Town" as a noun or an adjective, if it concerns topics such as incorporated community. popular alternative
Nearby Words: township, townsman
Synonyms for Town

How words are described

human human city human town
old old city old town
full full city full town
single single city single town
Other adjectives: small, entire, real, large, little, main, major, abandoned, ruined, underground, fictional, titular, next, last, different, nearby, modern, eponymous.

Both words in one sentence

  • It also seems that all cities are city states, if there is a country where are city/town is based is not named-apart from Lancre Town (Lancre).
  • Thriving Ghost Town Every individual area of a town or city usually has as many as a couple dozen or so NPCs milling around that the player is unable to interact with, in addition to the 5 or 6 that they are able to.
  • Lots of other examples in Malaysia too, where English city/town/road names were replaced with Malay ones.
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Town or City. 2016. Accessed February 29, 2020.

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