The main difference between Town and Village is that the Town is a settlement that is bigger than a village but smaller than a city and Village is a small clustered human settlement smaller than a town.
A town is a form of human settlement. Towns are generally larger than villages but smaller than cities, though the size definition for what constitutes a each of these terms varies considerably in a different part of the world
A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town, with a population ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand. Though often located in rural areas, the term urban village is also applied to certain urban neighborhoods. Villages are normally permanent, with fixed dwellings; however, transient villages can occur. Further, the dwellings of a village are fairly close to one another, not scattered broadly over the landscape, as a dispersed settlement.
In the past, villages were a usual form of community for societies that practice subsistence agriculture, and also for some non-agricultural societies. In Great Britain, a hamlet earned the right to be called a village when it built a church. In many cultures, towns and cities were few, with only a small proportion of the population living in them. The Industrial Revolution attracted people in larger numbers to work in mills and factories; the concentration of people caused many villages to grow into towns and cities. This also enabled specialization of labor and crafts, and development of many trades. The trend of urbanization continues, though not always in connection with industrialization.
Although many patterns of village life have existed, the typical village was small, consisting of perhaps 5 to 30 families. Homes were situated together for sociability and defence, and land surrounding the living quarters was farmed. Traditional fishing villages were based on artisan fishing and located adjacent to fishing grounds.
A settlement; an area with residential districts, shops and amenities, and its own local government; especially one larger than a village and smaller than a city.
“This town is really dangerous because these youngsters have Beretta handguns.”
Any more urbanized center than the place of reference.
“I’ll be in Yonkers, then I’m driving into town to see the Knicks at the Garden tonight.”
A rural settlement in which a market was held at least once a week.
The residents (as opposed to gown: the students, faculty, etc.) of a community which is the site of a university.
Used to refer to a town or similar entity under discussion.
“Call me when you get to town.”
A municipal organization, such as a corporation, defined by the laws of the entity of which it is a part.
An enclosure which surrounded the mere homestead or dwelling of the lord of the manor.
The whole of the land which constituted the domain.
A collection of houses enclosed by fences or walls.
A farm or farmstead; also, a court or farmyard.
A rural habitation of size between a hamlet and a town.
“There are 2 churches and 3 shops in our village.”
A rural habitation that has a church, but no market.
A planned community such as a retirement community or shopping district.
A gated community.