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Eton

[eet-n] /ˈit n/
noun
1.
a town in Berkshire, in S England, on the Thames River, W of London: the site of Eton College.
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  • It was charged that the system of education at Eton failed in every point.

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  • In himself he formed a large part of the life of Eton, and Eton formed a large part of his life.

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  • The Eton Society of Gladstone's day was a brilliant group of boys.

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  • It is a tribute to the memory and worth of one of his early friends at Eton.

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  • Phil wants to go to Eton, but I know what Eton is: poor fellow!

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Eton

/ˈiːtən/
noun
1.
a town in S England, in Windsor and Maidenhead unitary authority, Berkshire, near the River Thames: site of Eton College, a public school for boys founded in 1440. Pop: 3821 (2001 est)
2.
this college
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Word Origin and History for Eton

collar (1887), jacket (1881, formerly worn by the younger boys there), etc., from Eton College, public school for boys on the Thames opposite Windsor, founded by Henry VI. The place name is Old English ea "river" (see ea) + tun "farm, settlement."

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