- a town in Berkshire, in S England, on the Thames River, W of London: the site of Eton College.
Examples from the Web for eton
That the Eton- and Oxford-educated Cameron can come to terms with the realities of numbers should come as no surprise.UKIP’s Nativist Rebellion Against London
May 26, 2014
Huxley, 14 in 1908, had been just settling in at Eton when his mother died.Three Great Men Died That Day: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley
November 3, 2013
Harrovians were also judged to be a bit thick, as the school was not as academically demanding as Eton.
And watching these two programs side by side makes one feel infinitely happier to have been expelled from Eton than from Harrow.
It was filmed at Eton in the early nineties, when I was a student there.
It was charged that the system of education at Eton failed in every point.
In himself he formed a large part of the life of Eton, and Eton formed a large part of his life.
The Eton Society of Gladstone's day was a brilliant group of boys.
It is a tribute to the memory and worth of one of his early friends at Eton.
Phil wants to go to Eton, but I know what Eton is: poor fellow!Night and Morning, Complete
- 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
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."