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town·ship

 (toun′shĭp′)
n. Abbr. Twp. or Tp. or T
1. A subdivision of a county in most northeast and Midwest US states, having the status of a unit of local government with varying governmental powers.
2. A public land surveying unit of 36 sections or 36 square miles.
3. An ancient administrative division of a large parish in England.
4. A suburb or city in South Africa formerly designated by the government as a predominantly black residential area.

township

(ˈtaʊnʃɪp)
n
1. (Human Geography) a small town
2. (Human Geography) (in the Scottish Highlands and islands) a small crofting community
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the US and Canada) a territorial area, esp a subdivision of a county: often organized as a unit of local government
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (formerly, in South Africa) a planned urban settlement of Black Africans or Coloured people. Compare location4
5. (Historical Terms) English history
a. any of the local districts of a large parish, each division containing a village or small town
b. the particular manor or parish itself as a territorial division
c. the inhabitants of a township collectively

town•ship

(ˈtaʊn ʃɪp)

n.
1. a unit of local government, usu. a subdivision of a county, found in most midwestern and northeastern states of the U.S. and in most Canadian provinces.
2. (in U.S. surveys of public land) a region or district approximately 6 miles square (93.2 sq. km), containing 36 sections.
3.
a. one of the local divisions or districts of a large parish in ancient England.
b. the parish itself.
4. (in South Africa) a residential settlement for blacks, located outside a city or town.
[before 900]

Township

 the inhabitants of a town, collectively, c. 890.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.township - an administrative division of a countytownship - an administrative division of a county; "the town is responsible for snow removal"
administrative district, administrative division, territorial division - a district defined for administrative purposes
Translations
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township

[ˈtaʊnʃɪp] N (= small town) → pueblo m (US) → municipio m (South Africa) asentamiento urbano creado en tiempos del apartheid para gente de raza negra en Sudáfrica

township

[ˈtaʊnʃɪp] ntownship m or f

township

n(Stadt)gemeinde f; (US) → Verwaltungsbezirk m; (US Surv) → 6 Meilen großes Gebiet; (in South Africa) → Township f

township

[ˈtaʊnʃɪp] ntownship f inv
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At last, one day, John's great heart had swelled altogether too big to wear his bonds any longer; so he just took his pocket-book out of his desk, and went over into Ohio, and bought a quarter of a township of good, rich land, made out free papers for all his people,--men, women, and children,--packed them up in wagons, and sent them off to settle down; and then honest John turned his face up the creek, and sat quietly down on a snug, retired farm, to enjoy his conscience and his reflections.
A township where one primitive forest waves above while another primitive forest rots below--such a town is fitted to raise not only corn and potatoes, but poets and philosophers for the coming ages.
The raiment of Marco and his wife was of coarse tow-linen and linsey-woolsey respectively, and resembled township maps, it being made up pretty exclusively of patches which had been added, township by township, in the course of five or six years, until hardly a hand's-breadth of the original garments was surviving and present.
Besides these bands, a less orderly and a worse armed force, consisting of the Saxon inhabitants of the neighbouring township, as well as many bondsmen and servants from Cedric's extensive estate, had already arrived, for the purpose of assisting in his rescue.
But I was wishing we had a good farm in Bartlett, or Bethlehem, or Littleton, or some other township round the White Mountains; but not where they could tumble on our heads.
Judge Temple, the landlord and owner of a township, with Nathaniel Bumppo a lawless squatter, and professed deer-killer, in order to preserve the game of the county
He'll be all over the township in a minute if we don't head him," said Penfentenyou, leaping to his feet, and crashing into the garden.
The result was a four-room house that was the old one born again, and such well-equipped farm buildings that they were the pride of the township.
The little township of Bashan was once the kingdom so famous in Scripture for its bulls and its oaks.
Long before evening they had an engineer from the next township at work upon it, and they were casting lots among the seventeen picked men who wanted to take it for its first flight.
Long before there had been a thought of a township there, when the Metropolis was still quite a distant thing, old Mr.
In our own township of Hordle two have lost their eyes and one his skin for this very thing.