♦ town

♦ town
♦ town /taʊn/
n.
1 città; (talora) cittadina; (fig.) (la) cittadinanza, (i) cittadini; (in Inghilterra) Londra: He's in town somewhere, è in città da qualche parte; I'm going into town, vado in città (o in centro); The whole town went to the main gate, tutta la città si è recata alla porta principale; We went up to town from Dover, da Dover ci siamo recati a Londra; DIALOGO-Asking about routine 2- I work in town, in an office near the town hall, lavoro in città, in un ufficio vicino al municipio; market town, città dove si tiene (o si teneva) il mercato (spec. del bestiame); spa town, località termale; to hit town, arrivare in città NOTA D'USO: -city o town?-
2 [u] (collett.) i cittadini; i residenti: (spec. a Oxford e Cambridge) town and gown, gli abitanti da un lato, e i docenti e gli studenti universitari dall'altro
● (banca) town bill, cambiale su piazza □ town car, automobile da città (o per uso in città) □ town clerk, segretario comunale □ town council, consiglio comunale □ town councillor, consigliere comunale □ (un tempo) town crier, banditore pubblico □ (fisc.) town duty, dazio comunale □ town gas, gas di città (o di gasometro) □ town hall, palazzo comunale; municipio □ town house, casa di città, residenza cittadina; casa di un certo tono; (scozz.) municipio; (USA) casa unifamiliare a schiera □ town life, vita di città; vita in città □ (autom.) town lights, luci di città (o di posizione) □ town map, mappa (o cartina) della città □ town major, comandante d'una guarnigione militare; governatore □ town mayor, sindaco □ (USA) town meeting, riunione degli abitanti (o degli elettori) d'una città □ town planner, urbanista □ town planning, urbanistica □ town-planning consultant, urbanista □ (comm.) town traveller, piazzista (nella città sede dell'azienda rappresentata) □ (fam. USA) to blow town, squagliarsela senza pagare (o per evitare l'arresto); fare fagotto; levare le tende □ cities and towns, città grandi e piccole □ (fam., fig.) to go to town, andare a far baldoria; andare a divertirsi □ to go to town on st., andarci a nozze con qc.: The popular press has gone to town on Prince Charles' diary, i giornali popolari ci sono andati a nozze con il diario del Principe Carlo □ to live in a town, abitare in una città □ (un tempo) to live on the town, vivere a spese della carità pubblica □ one's native town, la propria città natale □ (fam.) to be (out) on the town, essere in città a divertirsi; fare baldoria; fare vita notturna □ to ship town = to blow town ► sopra □ The news was all over the town, la notizia era sulla bocca di tutti.

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