Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Townspeople"

Synonyms of "Townspeople" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between townspeople and citizen ?
A: Similar words but citizen would sound more natural in most cases. I've usually heard people referred to as 'townpeople' in classic English literature or films. To be a citizen is to be native to a state, country or nation. Example: The townspeople of a town are people who live there. vs. Mary is a citizen of the United States.

Other questions about "Townspeople"

Q: [...] most of whom were townspeople with little more to their name than Bob himself.

What does "more to their name" mean?
A: To their name in this case means 'things they own, like houses or money' so someone with little to their name is poor.

Meanings and usages of similar words and phrases

Latest words


HiNative is a platform for users to exchange their knowledge about different languages and cultures. We cannot guarantee that every answer is 100% accurate.

Newest Questions
Topic Questions
Recommended Questions