What does Township mean?

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ˈtaʊn ʃɪptown·ship

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. township, townnoun

    an administrative division of a county

    "the town is responsible for snow removal"


  1. townshipnoun

    The territory of a town; a subdivision of a county.

  2. townshipnoun

    An area set aside for non-white occupation.

  3. townshipnoun

    A non-white (usually sub-economic) area attached to a city.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Townshipnoun

    The corporation of a town; the district belonging to a town.

    Etymology: town and ship.

    I am but a poor petitioner of our whole township. William Shakespeare.

    They had built houses, planted gardens, erected townships, and made provision for their posterity. Walter Raleigh.


  1. township

    A township is a division of a county or a type of local government unit within certain U.S. states. It is typically responsible for providing public services, such as maintaining roads, providing law enforcement, and managing public lands, to its residents. The specific functions and powers of a township can vary widely from state to state. In some contexts, it can also refer to a rural community or a populated area that is smaller than a town or city.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Townshipnoun

    the district or territory of a town

  2. Townshipnoun

    in surveys of the public land of the United States, a division of territory six miles square, containing 36 sections

  3. Townshipnoun

    in Canada, one of the subdivisions of a county


  1. Township

    The word township is used to refer to different kinds of settlements in different countries. While township may be associated with an urban area, there are many exceptions to this rule. In Australia, the United States, and Canada, they may be settlements too small to be considered urban.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Township in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Township in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Township in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Pfouts:

    In partnership with the Randolph Township School district, the Board of Education has always been committed to supporting diversity and inclusion amongst our students, staff, and community, we believe an effective partnership can only be accomplished between the schools and the community through collective input from all stakeholders. Involvement and communication with our constituents help us guide policy decisions/changes and improve district protocols.

  2. Community Health Network:

    Community Health Network is committed to patient safety and is working closely with MSD of Lawrence Township to determine the cause of error and evaluate processes, the safety of the students in our care is top priority.

  3. Mike Carroll:

    As has been reported, on Friday night a chemical spill occurred in Bristol Township, Bucks County which released contaminants into the Delaware River, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) became aware of this through the Delaware Valley Early Warning System (EWS) and has been evaluating the situation since that time to understand potential impacts to the public. Although early indications have not revealed contamination, we are still monitoring the situation and conducting testing.

  4. Stephen Mohr:

    … we have a lot here that we take pride in. What we’re telling people is that when they do come here, they should feel safer knowing that everyone in Conoy Township is watching out for them, and the criminal -- he should realize that going into Conoy Township he could have a bad day.

  5. Mayor Christopher Bobbitt:

    As I have said publicly before, hate has no home in Lawrence Township. As someone that has felt its sting, I know that bigotry exists and sadly will continue to exist but that doesn't mean that I give up. Instead I look to find allies that will help me fight the cancer of bigotry.

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