Definition of Thornton

1. Noun. American architect (1759-1828).

Exact synonyms: William Thornton
Generic synonyms: Architect, Designer



Definition of Thornton

1. Proper noun. Any of several placenames in England and Scotland. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname A=An English and Scottish habitational from=Old English dot=) from these places. ¹

3. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) transferred from the surname. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thornton

Thor's beard
Thor's hammer
Thor Hyerdahl
Thora
Thorazine
Thoreau
Thoreauan
Thoreauvian
Thormahlen
Thormahlen's test
Thorn
Thorn's syndrome
Thorn test
Thorndike
Thorne
Thornton
Thornton Niven Wilder
Thornton Wilder
Thornwaldt
Thoroughbred
Thorpe
Thorshavn
Thorstein Bunde Veblen
Thorstein Veblen
Thos.
Thoth
Thotlavalluru
Thousand Island dressing
Thousand Oaks
Thousand and One Nights

Literary usage of Thornton

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1898)
"In the meantime thornton had been devoting attention to a translation into ... Only five of the plays are to be credited to thornton, the 'Captivi' having ..."

2. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress: With by Clara Egli Le Gear, Philip Lee Phillips, Library of Congress Map Division (1920)
"thornton. " [13] A draught of the south part of Africa from Cape Bona ... thornton. " [14] A chart of the western part of the East-Indies with all the ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"John thornton died in 1789. In the suit (1) instituted by his son Thomas thornton, claiming the trust fund under the settlement of 1765, as heir at law of ..."

4. Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence by Charles Augustus Goodrich (1829)
"MATTHEW thornton was the son of James thornton, a native of Ireland, and was born in ... Here young thornton received a respectable academical education, ..."

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