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.

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. Erik Pevernagie:

    Everyone feels like an alien to someone else or even sometimes to oneself. Whether native, foreigner or exile, whether assimilated or singular, whether straight or gay, important is to find an access to the open public space, the 'space of appearance' and the gate to a citizenship of the world. (Township)

  3. Jon Perry:

    If PGE wants to bankrupt Grant Township to court, that’s fine, Grant Township to court’s just the way it’s going to be, i ’m not sure that will look very impressive on their resume.

  4. Sabelo Simbeku:

    The perception of the township is changing, slowly but surely. Gradually white people are coming to Khayelitsha also, the space is open, the market is open. Their fear is slowly dying down. They are coming here to enjoy themselves and experience ikasi (township) culture.

  5. Tom Wolf:

    There's no question that we're doing everything we can( at the) state level, and I know the county and township are doing everything they can to respond as quickly as possible and help with the cleanup and make sure that goes as smoothly as possible.

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