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ˈbɜr tnbur·ton

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Burton, Richard Burton, Sir Richard Burton, Sir Richard Francis Burtonnoun

    English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)

  2. Burton, Richard Burtonnoun

    Welsh film actor who often co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor (1925-1984)

  3. Burtonnoun

    a strong dark English ale


  1. Burtonnoun

    for someone who lived in any of several places with that name.

  2. burtonnoun

    An arrangement of blocks and pulleys, especially for tightening rigging on a ship.

  3. burtonnoun

    Storage of cargo athwartships.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Burtonnoun

    In a ship. A small tackle to be fastened any where at pleasure, consisting of two single pullies, for hoisting small things in or out. Edward Phillips World of Words.


  1. burton

    Burton may refer to several things depending on the context: 1) A name: Burton is a common first name and surname in English-speaking countries. 2) A place: Burton is the name of many towns and villages in England, with the most notable one being Burton upon Trent in Staffordshire. 3) A brand: Burton Snowboards is a famous manufacturer of snowboarding equipment and outerwear. 4) In naval terminology: a type of strong tackle or pulley system used for hoisting, often seen on sailing ships. Therefore, without context, a general definition of "Burton" could be "a name, place, brand, or sailing equipment term."

Webster Dictionary

  1. Burtonnoun

    a peculiar tackle, formed of two or more blocks, or pulleys, the weight being suspended to a hook block in the bight of the running part


  1. Burton

    Burton is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament by the first past the post system of election.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Burton

    bur′ton, n. a tackle variously used.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. burton

    A small tackle rove in a particular manner; it is formed by two blocks or pulleys, with a hook-block in the bight of the running part; it is generally used to set up or tighten the shrouds, whence it is frequently termed a top-burton tackle; but it is equally useful to move or draw along any weighty body in the hold or on the deck, as anchors, bales of goods, large casks, &c. (See SPANISH-BURTON.) The burton purchase, also runner-purchase (which see).

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Burton is ranked #280 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Burton surname appeared 110,529 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 37 would have the surname Burton.

    67.3% or 74,408 total occurrences were White.
    27% or 29,909 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 2,586 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 2,487 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 586 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 564 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Burton in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Burton in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Burton in a Sentence

  1. Ivis Fernndez:

    In the middle of the hardening of the blockade on Cuba, the activation of Title III of Helms-Burton by the president of the United States, were assuming responsibility for injecting foreign exchange and developing the economy.

  2. Patrick Dunphy:

    Burton and Collins came into the store together, Burton pointed out the gun he wanted and said 'that's the one,'.

  3. Charles Casillo:

    Richard Burton said when she heard the news, she went into her room to be alone, he could hear the screams from the room. She was just devastated. She later told the press, ‘I lost my brother, my friend.’ And I think she truly did.

  4. Douglas Burton:

    Douglas Burton has talked to many of the victims of massacres in Nigeria, and Douglas Burton said there is a pattern. When you talk to the people who are the victims, they will tell you every time the massacres happen, a group of 10, 20 or 50 men come into our villages with machetes and assault rifles, and they’re screaming ‘ Allahu Akbar.

  5. Zach Neil:

    If you kind of look down the left side of the bar it's a lot of artifacts and antiques and things that we feel look like they would be in a Burton film. So it's a lot of old books and medical equipment, then the opposite side, the right side of the restaurant, is more movie memorabilia.

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