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[eet-n] /ˈit n/
a town in Berkshire, in S England, on the Thames River, W of London: the site of Eton College. Unabridged
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  • Both appear in the king's will as his feoffees for Eton and King's.

    Henry the Sixth John Blacman
  • The Eton Society of Gladstone's day was a brilliant group of boys.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • Through the most unfrequented bridle-paths they crept slowly on, till first Windsor, and then Eton, was left behind.

    The White Rose of Langley Emily Sarah Holt
  • Richard Baxter was born at the village of Eton Constantine, in 1615.

  • He's been at Eton for a long time, doing dreadfully at work—he's a born dunce—and splendidly at play.

    In the Wilderness Robert Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for Eton


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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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."

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