burton: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bûr'tn), [key]
— n. Naut.
  1. any of various small tackles for use on shipboard.
  2. See


Pronunciation: (bûr'tn), [key]
— n. Brit. Slang.
  1. to be lost, missing, or destroyed.
  2. to die.


Pronunciation: (bûr'tn), [key]
— n.
  1. 1888–1964, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1945–58.
  2. (Richard Jenkins), 1925–84, English actor, born in Wales.
  3. 1821–90, English explorer, Orientalist, and writer.
  4. (“Democritus Junior”), 1577–1640, English clergyman and author.
  5. a town in central Michigan. 29,976.
  6. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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