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

  • Walton, Ernest Thomas Sinton 1903-1995. Irish physicist who with Sir John Cockcroft succeeded in splitting the atom (1931). They shared a 1951 Nobel Prize for their contributions to nuclear physics.
  • Walton, Izaak 1593-1683. English writer primarily known for The Compleat Angler (1653), a literary treatise on fishing.
  • Walton, Samuel Moore Known as "Sam.” 1918-1992. American business executive. In 1962 he founded Wal-Mart, which he built into one of America's most successful discount retail chains.
  • Walton, Sir William Turner 1902-1983. British composer of orchestral works and chamber music, including Façade (1923), an extravaganza accompanying poems by Edith Sitwell.

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  • proper n. A surname.

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

  • n. English composer (1902-1983)
  • n. Irish physicist who (with Sir John Cockcroft in 1931) first split an atom (1903-1995)
  • n. English writer remember for his treatise on fishing (1593-1683)


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