Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of southwest Illinois on bluffs of the Mississippi River north of St. Louis, Missouri. It was an important port in the 1800s.

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  • proper noun A city in Hampshire, the United Kingdom.
  • proper noun Any of various cities and towns in the United States.

Etymologies

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From Old English aewell ("river source") + tun ("settlement")

Examples

  • I found it in Alton Brown's I'm Just Here For More Food, a book I have owned for a while but have been trying to utilize more ever since I discovered that the #10 chocolate chip cookies contained within are really good.

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  • I found it in Alton Brown's I'm Just Here For More Food, a book I have owned for a while but have been trying to utilize more ever since I discovered that the #10 chocolate chip cookies contained within are really good.

    100% Whole Wheat Pancakes

  • Clarissa Gaff, a staff attorney with the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation in Alton, Ill., told HuffPost that her clients, Allen and Mary Pierson, became delinquent on their mortgage because of an extended HAMP trial modification that started in the spring of 2009.

    Treasury Department Says HAMP Doesn't Put People Into Default

  • Clarissa Gaff, a staff attorney with the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation in Alton, Ill., told HuffPost that her clients, Allen and Mary Pierson, became delinquent on their mortgage because of an extended HAMP trial modification that started in the spring of 2009.

    Treasury Department Says HAMP Doesn't Put People Into Default

  • Clarissa Gaff, a staff attorney with the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation in Alton, Ill., told HuffPost that her clients, Allen and Mary Pierson, became delinquent on their mortgage because of an extended HAMP trial modification that started in the spring of 2009.

    Treasury Department Says HAMP Doesn't Put People Into Default

  • Clarissa Gaff, a staff attorney with the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation in Alton, Ill., told HuffPost that her clients, Allen and Mary Pierson, became delinquent on their mortgage because of an extended HAMP trial modification that started in the spring of 2009.

    Treasury Department Says HAMP Doesn't Put People Into Default

  • In my weird synchronicity for the day, I had fresh lavash wrapped around greek cheese and baked for dinner, and now Alton is making ... you guessed it.

    rave on, it's a crazy feeling

  • The Congressman avoids paying personal property taxes on his 42-foot yacht by docking it in Alton, Illinois instead of his hometown.

    “My name is RUSS CARNAHAN, Congressman!” | RedState

  • Isn't it better to just stir the liquid with the dry instead of the ribboning in Alton's recipe .. way less deflation!

    The Cake Slice presents: Triple Lemon Chiffon Cake

  • Clarissa Gaff, a staff attorney with the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation in Alton, Ill., told HuffPost that her clients, Allen and Mary Pierson, became delinquent on their mortgage because of an extended HAMP trial modification that started in the spring of 2009.

    Treasury Department Says HAMP Doesn't Put People Into Default

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