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Meaning of burton

bur•ton

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

bur•ton

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

Bur•ton

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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