a river in central England, flowing SE past Stratford-on-Avon to the Severn. 96 miles (155 km) long.
a river in S England, flowing W to the mouth of the Severn. About 75 miles (120 km) long.
a river in S England, flowing S to the English Channel. About 60 miles (100 km) long.
a county in SW England. 520 sq. mi. (1,346 sq. km)
a town in N Connecticut.
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How to use Avon in a sentence
Plague is ravaging the little town of Stratford-on-Avon, indiscriminately striking down urchin and priest.Shakespeare still matters. A new book reminds us why. | Michael Sims | September 9, 2021 | Washington Post
She moved to Johannesburg six years ago, after she signed a deal with Avon.Blade Runner’s Beauty Queen: Who Was Reeva Steenkamp? | Lizzie Crocker | February 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
She was the South African face of Avon cosmetics and an outspoken advocate against the abuse of women.Blade Runner’s Beauty Queen: Who Was Reeva Steenkamp? | Lizzie Crocker | February 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade generally splits its funding for screenings and science equally.The Media’s Pink-Ribbon Problem: Coverage Is Skewed, Study Says | Abigail Pesta | August 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He also serves on the Steering Committee of the Avon Center for Women and Justice.
Our early start and the fine, nearly level road brought us to Stratford-upon-Avon well before noon.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
The merchant ships went forth without fear from the Thames and the Avon.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
Immediately above the bridge the little river Frome joins the Avon.
The Wasp, after her battle with the Avon, could not fight two more, so she sailed away and left them to attend to their consort.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
She took some more prizes, but the sea, to whose depths she had sent the Reindeer and Avon, took her also.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
British Dictionary definitions for Avon (1 of 2)
a former county of SW England, created in 1974 from areas of N Somerset and S Gloucestershire: replaced in 1996 by the unitary authorities of Bath and North East Somerset (Somerset), North Somerset (Somerset), South Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire), and Bristol
a river in central England, rising in Northamptonshire and flowing southwest through Stratford-on-Avon to the River Severn at Tewkesbury. Length: 154 km (96 miles)
a river in SW England, rising in Gloucestershire and flowing south and west through Bristol to the Severn estuary at Avonmouth . Length: 120 km (75 miles)
a river in S England, rising in Wiltshire and flowing south to the English Channel. Length: about 96 km (60 miles)
British Dictionary definitions for Avon (2 of 2)
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