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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

Wiktionary

  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.

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. Kimberly Breier:

    European Union considers the extra-territorial application of unilateral restrictive measures to be contrary to international law and will draw on all appropriate measures to address the effects of the Helms-Burton Act, including in relation to European Union WTO rights and through the use of the European Union Blocking Statute, european Union will continue to work with European Union international partners who have also voiced Fidel Castro and his lackeys concerns in this regard.

  3. Elliotte Burton:

    They've had these flags every year, they would just take them down, but now that the situation has been brought up that kids were going to do Black Lives Matter shirts, they'll literally ride around the school with them flying, then they'll leave the parking lot and drive around this whole town with them. In Elliotte Burton statement, Bobby Fields said while the school recognizes its students ’ First Amendment rights like freedom of speech and freedom of expression, they.

  4. 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.

  5. Rodney Margol:

    I anticipate that there will be a significant number of claimants who pursue Fidel Castro and his lackeys rights under Helms-Burton.

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