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Towns, cities and villages

the big smoke

noun

a large town or city

boom town

noun

a town or city that suddenly becomes successful because there is a lot of new business activity

capital

noun

the city where a country or region has its government

city

noun

a large important town

city

noun

the people who live in a city

city

noun

a European town that has a cathedral

city-state

noun

a city that in the past joined with the area around it to form an independent state

conurbation

noun

a large city area that develops when towns that are close to each other get bigger and join together

county town

noun

the town in a county where its government is based

dormitory town

noun

a place from which many people travel to a city to work

dorp

noun

a village or small town

garden city

noun

a community of homes that includes many parks and public gardens

ghost town

noun

a town where most people have left

hamlet

noun

a small village

hill station

noun

in southern Asia, a town in the hills where people go in order to be more comfortable when the weather is very hot

kampong

noun

a village in Malaysia

kraal

noun

a traditional African village

market town

noun

a town where there is a market each week, usually outside

megalopolis

noun

a large city, or an area that contains a lot of large cities

metropolis

noun

a big city, especially considered as somewhere that is very busy and exciting

monocity

noun

a city, especially in Russia, where most of the population works in one industry, such as making cars

municipality

noun

a town or other area that has its own local government

new town

noun

a town that is planned and designed and is built on land where there was not a town before

one-horse town

noun

a town that is small and boring

outpost

noun

a small town far away from other towns, usually where trading takes place

parish

noun

a small area in the countryside in England that has its own local government

population centre

noun

an area where a lot of people live

port

noun

a city where there is a port

pueblo

noun

a small town, especially in parts of the US that are near Mexico

satellite

noun

a town or city that is close to and depends on a larger city

seaport

noun

a town by the sea with a large port

shtetl

noun

in the past, a small Jewish town or village in eastern Europe

sister city

noun

a twin town

the Smoke

noun

London, or any other large city

town

noun

a place where people live and work that is larger than a village but smaller than a city

town

noun

the people who live in a town

town

noun

the local government of a town

township

noun

a town in South Africa where black people were intended to live

township

noun

an area within a county (=a division of a state) in the US or Canada that is responsible for running its own public services

twin town

noun

a town that has established a formal connection with another town in a different country to encourage visits and exchange information. The American word is sister city.

village

noun

a very small town in the countryside

village

noun

in a village, or relating to a village

the bright lights

a big city where you can have an exciting life and be successful

town and gown

the people who live in a town and the people who belong to the university in that town, used especially when talking about the differences between the two groups

infobesity

the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrate

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