from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of north-central Colorado, a suburb of Denver. Population: 109,000.
  • Thornton, William 1759-1828. American architect of the original design of the U.S. Capitol (1792). He was also the first superintendent of the U.S. Patent Office (1802-1828).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Any of several placenames in England and Scotland.
  • proper n. An English and Scottish habitational surname from these places.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. American architect (1759-1828)


Old English þorn ("thorn") + tūn ("settlement") (Wiktionary)



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