town-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: urban area

Commentary: A place where people live. Smaller than a city.

They drive through town on their way to work.
I was born in a small town.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: government administration

Commentary: The people in charge of a town, usually the local government.

The town is responsible for snow removal.
I had to pay local taxes to the Town of North Hempstead.
The town has passed new laws regulating speed limits.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: people in a town

Commentary: The collection of people who live in a town.

The whole town cheered when John scored a touchdown.
The town gathered for the Christmas tree lighting.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 3