Definitions

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  • proper noun An area of London.
  • proper noun A habitational surname.

Etymologies

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Old English āc ("oak") + tūn ("farm").

Examples

  • For readers interested in the intersections of theology, the Bible, and creative writing, however, Anne Brontë's two novels, poetry, and correspondence offer a wealth of fascinating material, as these few notes on The Tenant of Wildfell Hall published in 1848, under the name Acton Bell attempt to illustrate.

    Michael Gilmour: Anne Bronte's Religious Imagination

  • For readers interested in the intersections of theology, the Bible, and creative writing, however, Anne Brontë's two novels, poetry, and correspondence offer a wealth of fascinating material, as these few notes on The Tenant of Wildfell Hall published in 1848, under the name Acton Bell attempt to illustrate.

    Michael Gilmour: Anne Bronte's Religious Imagination

  • And another thing: If Acton is Ontario's Leathertown, where are the Pride events?

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Is all the hot leather action in Acton an invite only thing?

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Ealing Council hopes posters featuring Shane Richie, Jordan and Peter Andre among others will prove a more tempting target in Acton, west London.

    Boing Boing: May 16, 2004 - May 22, 2004 Archives

  • A driveway lined with rose bushes and pepper trees leads to the palatial Mediterranean home on Wilson's 20-acre hillside spread in Acton.

    Charlie Wilson fills the gaps in his life's winding road

  • The -- the -- it seems like the place that is really the most, I would say, threatened right now would be the town of Acton, which is actually north of Los Angeles County, at this time.

    CNN Transcript Aug 31, 2009

  • I'm in LA county (Studio City) and the only fires here are Malibu (15% contained, 500 homes evacuated), Magic/Stevenson Ranch (80% contained, limited evacuations), Agua Dolce/Santa Clarita (27% contained, 5,500 homes evacuated), and the 14 freeway near Acton, which is threatening homes in Cedar Croft and Brian Glen.

    Addenduum to the first fire post

  • This is one of the latest near Acton, which is due north of Los Angeles.

    CNN Transcript Oct 28, 2007

  • This is one of the latest near Acton, which is due north of Los Angeles.

    CNN Transcript Oct 23, 2007

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