Definition of town hall in US English:

town hall


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

    • ‘A list of all the activities is available at Keighley town council office in the town hall.’
    • ‘The evangelical group's plans include moving their chapel and nursery into the town hall.’
    • ‘He said people had the right to know how much administration restructuring at the town hall cost.’
    • ‘It will be set up at the top of the town hall to receive signals from the mobile cameras wherever they are in Colchester.’
    • ‘Legend has it that freemen were once able to order a pint at any pub and send the bill to the town hall.’
    • ‘The inquiry begins at the town hall on April 24 and is expected to last two days.’
    • ‘The Hall was built in 1826, but became redundant when the present town hall was built.’
    • ‘It is forecast that weddings will continue to take place at the town hall until the end of the summer.’
    • ‘Hence we had to build a new swimming baths and the town hall is dropping in bits.’
    • ‘There is one tree at Bolton Parish Church and two next to the town hall in Victoria Square.’
    • ‘The town hall is already braced for a further £1.5m contribution next year and beyond.’
    • ‘Opposing views were on show outside the town hall over the past two weeks.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, over at the town hall, music fans have a feast of concerts lined up next weekend.’
    • ‘Leaflets can be picked up from around the town, including the town hall and the library.’
    • ‘In its time this tiny jewel of a palace has served as a governor's residence, a town hall, a mint and a prison.’
    • ‘There was no hint that a greater choice of retailers involved a large food store behind the town hall.’
    • ‘We were fortunate enough to have the use of a garage adjoining the town hall for mixing our gas.’
    • ‘Voters in the ward are being invited to the town hall to pick up fresh papers and cast their votes in a private booth.’
    • ‘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 town hall was retained by the council as a base for officers to carry out their day-to-day work.’
    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/