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ˈæk tənac·ton

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  1. acton(Noun)

    An aketon.

  2. Acton(ProperNoun)

    An area of London.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acton(noun)

    a stuffed jacket worn under the mail, or (later) a jacket plated with mail

    Etymology: [OF. aketon, auqueton, F. hoqueton, a quilted jacket, fr. Sp. alcoton, algodon, cotton. Cf. Cotton.]


  1. Acton

    Acton is a suburban town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States about twenty-one miles west-northwest of Boston along Route 2 west of Concord and about ten miles southwest of Lowell. The population was 21,924 at the 2010 census. It is bordered by Westford and Littleton to the north, Concord and Carlisle to the east, Stow and Maynard to the south, and Boxborough to the west. Acton became an incorporated town in 1735. The town employs the Open Town Meeting form of government with a Town Manager and an elected, 5-member Board of Selectmen. Acton was named the 16th Best Place To Live among small towns in the country by Money Magazine in 2009 and in 2011. The local high school, Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, was named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 2009.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Acton

    ak′tun, n. a stuffed leather jacket which used to be worn under a coat of mail. [O. Fr. auqueton, through Sp. from Ar. al-qūtun.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Acton

    an adventurer of English birth, who became prime minister of Naples, but was driven from the helm of affairs on account of his inveterate antipathy to the French (1737-1808).


  1. ACTON

    The combination of business savvy, industry experience and connections, and innovative engineering and design gives them the ability to create smart, functional and new products that solve long-standing problems… and do it repeatedly.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. acton

    A kind of defensive tunic, made of quilted leather, or other strong material, formerly worn under the outer dress, and even under a coat of mail.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. acton

    A kind of defensive tunic, made of quilted leather or other strong material, formerly worn under the outer dress and even under a coat of mail.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Acton

    Anglo-Saxon for “Oak Town,” built in the neighbourhood of a great oak forest.

Anagrams for acton »

  1. octan

  2. canto

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acton in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acton in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of acton in a Sentence

  1. Governor DeWine:

    During this time when we face an unprecedented public health crisis, to conduct an election tomorrow would would force poll workers and voters to place themselves at a unacceptable health risk of contracting coronavirus, as Health Director Dr. Amy Acton will order the polls closed as a health emergency. While the polls will be closed tomorrow, Secretary of State Frank LaRose will seek a remedy through the courts to extend voting options so that every voter who wants to vote will be granted that opportunity.

  2. Bethany McCorkle:

    This is not an abortion issue, a letter was also sent to a urology group that was allegedly performing elective surgeries. As our client, if Dr. Acton's office determines that Health Director Dr. Amy Acton order was violated by any surgical facility in Ohio, they can refer it to our office to pursue legal action on behalf of the Ohio Department of Health.

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