Definition of Townsman

1. Noun. A person from the same town as yourself. "A fellow townsman"

Generic synonyms: Compeer, Equal, Match, Peer



2. Noun. A resident of a town or city.
Exact synonyms: Towner
Generic synonyms: Occupant, Occupier, Resident
Specialized synonyms: Townee, Townie, Towny

Definition of Townsman

1. n. An inhabitant of a town; one of the same town with another.

Definition of Townsman

1. Noun. a man who is a resident of a town, especially of one's own town ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Townsman

1. a resident of a town [n TOWNSMEN]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Townsman

townlings
townly
townpeople
towns
townscape
townscapes
townselike
townsfolk
townsful
township
townships
townsite
townsites
townskip
townskips
townsman (current term)
townsmen
townspeople
townswoman
townswomen
townward
townwards
townwear
townwide
towny
towpath
towpaths
towplane
towplanes
towrope

Literary usage of Townsman

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Fifty Contemporary One-act Plays by Frank Shay, Pierre Loving (1920)
"townsman. I am the father of a fam- AMERICAN. Is that my fault? ... [townsman at center throws off liis coat and is unbuttoning his re»t when his wife ..."

2. The English Illustrated Magazine (1896)
"I.— OUR LEARNED FELL(IW-townsman. IT was the title that, for some fifteen years, had been tacked to the name of Percy Marfleet whenever he was mentioned in ..."

3. A Life of William Shakespeare by Sidney Lee (1898)
"Shake- townsman. speare and Field, who was made free of the Stationers' Company in 1587, were soon associated as author and publisher; but the theory that ..."

4. A Life of William Shakespeare by Sidney Lee (1898)
"On April 18, 1593, Richard Field, the printer, who was his fellow-townsman, obtained a license for the publication of ' Venus and Adonis,' a ..."

5. Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society by Connecticut Historical Society (1897)
"... Lord as townsman for powdr sold of sd towns by sd Lord Nov : 20th 1695 the Committy Chosen and ..."

6. Life and Correspondence of John A. Quitman: Major-general, U.S.A., and by John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne (1860)
"Meets an old townsman.—The Dinner-table.—Coblentz.—Waterloo.—Fails to sell the Bonds.—Letter from Thomas S. Munce.—Return to the United States. ..."

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