Definition of Burton

1. Noun. English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890).

2. Noun. Welsh film actor who often co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor (1925-1984).
Exact synonyms: Richard Burton
Generic synonyms: Actor, Histrion, Player, Role Player, Thespian

3. Noun. A strong dark English ale.
Generic synonyms: Ale

Definition of Burton

1. n. A peculiar tackle, formed of two or more blocks, or pulleys, the weight being suspended to a hook block in the bight of the running part.

Definition of Burton

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An English habitational from=Old English dot=) for someone who lived in any of several places with that name. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) An arrangement of blocks and pulleys, especially for tightening rigging on a ship. ¹

3. Noun. (archaic) Storage of cargo athwartships. ¹

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Definition of Burton

1. a hoisting tackle [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Burton

Burow's triangle
Burow's vein
Burrhus Frederic Skinner
Burrill Bernard Crohn
Bursa of Fabricius
Bursera microphylla
Bursera simaruba
Burton (current term)
Burton's line
Buru babirusa
Buruli ulcer
Burundi franc
Bury's disease

Literary usage of Burton

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1864)
"Francis Burton of Weston-under-Wood, gent., was father of one son and two ... Margaret Burton (probably widow of one of the fore-named) was buried at ..."

2. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York public library (1910)
Burton Abbey. An abstract of the contents of the Burton ... CO Burton Abbots. Lupton (Mary G.) History of the parish of Black Bourton, otherwise called ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"Burton early showed a love for travel which circumstances strengthened. ... In 1852, when upon leave, Captain Burton accomplished one of his most striking ..."

4. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"John Hill Burton 1809-1881 Historian, was born at Aberdeen, 22nd August, 1809. ... PERSONAL There was a good deal of the Bohemian in Burton. ..."

5. American Book Prices Current by Katherine Kyes Leab, Daniel J Leab (1897)
"1139 Burton (Richard F.). WORKS, comprising: A Pilgrimage to El- Bangs', April 5, 1897. ... 1140 Burton (Robert). THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY. First edition. ..."

6. Transactions by Ecclesiological Society (1905)
"ON A FRAGMENT OF A MASS-BOOK FROM Burton LATIMER, NORTHANTS. ... In a similar spirit at Burton Latimer the churchwardens would seem to have made use of ..."

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