Eton

[ eet-n ]
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noun

a town in Berkshire, in S England, on the Thames River, W of London: the site of Eton College.
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Eton

/ (ˈiːtən) /

noun

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)
this college
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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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