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Eton

[eet-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.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

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

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

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

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

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

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

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

    Night and Morning, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton


British Dictionary definitions for eton

Eton

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

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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