Definition of town hall in US English:

town hall


  • 1A building used for the administration of local government.

    • ‘She kept keys to their flat even after being granted her own home by the city just down the road from the town hall.’
    • ‘The evangelical group's plans include moving their chapel and nursery into the town hall.’
    • ‘Leaflets can be picked up from around the town, including the town hall and the library.’
    • ‘The town hall was retained by the council as a base for officers to carry out their day-to-day work.’
    • ‘Voters in the ward are being invited to the town hall to pick up fresh papers and cast their votes in a private booth.’
    • ‘Legend has it that freemen were once able to order a pint at any pub and send the bill to the town hall.’
    • ‘A list of all the activities is available at Keighley town council office in the town hall.’
    • ‘Opposing views were on show outside the town hall over the past two weeks.’
    • ‘He said people had the right to know how much administration restructuring at the town hall cost.’
    • ‘Hence we had to build a new swimming baths and the town hall is dropping in bits.’
    • ‘The inquiry begins at the town hall on April 24 and is expected to last two days.’
    • ‘There is one tree at Bolton Parish Church and two next to the town hall in Victoria Square.’
    • ‘The Hall was built in 1826, but became redundant when the present town hall was built.’
    • ‘There was no hint that a greater choice of retailers involved a large food store behind the town hall.’
    • ‘It will be set up at the top of the town hall to receive signals from the mobile cameras wherever they are in Colchester.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, over at the town hall, music fans have a feast of concerts lined up next weekend.’
    • ‘In its time this tiny jewel of a palace has served as a governor's residence, a town hall, a mint and a prison.’
    • ‘It is forecast that weddings will continue to take place at the town hall until the end of the summer.’
    • ‘We were fortunate enough to have the use of a garage adjoining the town hall for mixing our gas.’
    • ‘The town hall is already braced for a further £1.5m contribution next year and beyond.’
    assembly hall, assembly room, meeting room, large public room, chamber
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    1. 1.1North American An event at which a politician or public official answers questions from members of the public.
      ‘during Tuesday's town hall, some residents wondered why state or federal funds couldn't be used to shore up the hospital's finances’
      ‘supporters turned out in large numbers to hear the presidential candidate speak during a town hall meeting in Pensacola’


town hall

/ˈˌtaʊn ˈhɔl//ˈˌtoun ˈhôl/