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  1. Robert King, 1910–2003, U.S. sociologist.

  2. Thomas, 1915–68, U.S. poet and religious writer, born in France.

  1. a borough of Greater London, England.

Words Nearby Merton Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Merton in a sentence

  • Old Merton embraced the commission, for he happened to need Meadows's advice and assistance.

  • I am here to tell, not the great tale of gold, but the little story of how Susan Merton was affected thereby.

  • The female servants were called to assist her, and old Merton and Meadows left her in their hands, feeble, but calm and thankful.

  • Old Merton saw now how the land lay, and he clung to a marriage between these two as his only hope.

  • And don't you see that, when the writ is served on old Merton, he will be as strong as fire for me and against him.

British Dictionary definitions for Merton (1 of 2)


/ (ˈmɜːtən) /

  1. a borough in SW Greater London. Pop: 191 400 (2003 est). Area: 38 sq km (15 sq miles)

British Dictionary definitions for Merton (2 of 2)


/ (ˈmɜːtən) /

  1. Thomas (Feverel). 1915–68, US writer, monk, and mystic; noted esp for his autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain (1948)

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