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Meaning of "acton" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ACTON

From Old French auqueton, probably ultimately from Arabic alqutun the cotton.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ACTON

acton  [ˈæktən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ACTON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Acton is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ACTON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of acton in the English dictionary

The definition of acton in the dictionary is a jacket or jerkin, originally of quilted cotton, worn under a coat of mail. Other definition of acton is a leather jacket padded with mail.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ACTON


aeroplankton
ˈɛərəʊˌplæŋktən
Clacton
ˈklæktən
Clacton-on-Sea
ˈklæktən
cryoplankton
ˌkraɪəʊˈplæŋktən
Fredericton
ˈfrɛdrɪktən
fructan
ˈfrʌktən
hacqueton
ˈhæktən
holoplankton
ˌhɒləˈplæŋktən
insectan
ɪnˈsektən
lectern
ˈlɛktən
meroplankton
ˌmɛrəʊˈplæŋktən
microplankton
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌplæŋktən
Moncton
ˈmɒŋktən
nannoplankton
ˈnænəʊˌplæŋktən
nanoplankton
ˈnænəʊˌplæŋktən
octan
ˈɒktən
phytoplankton
ˌfaɪtəˈplæŋktən
plankton
ˈplæŋktən
Stockton
ˈstɒktən
zooplankton
ˌzəʊəˈplæŋktən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ACTON

activeness
ActiveX
activism
activist
activistic
activities
activity
activity chart
activity holiday
activity method
activize
actomyosin
actor
actorish
actorly
Actors´ Equity Association
ACTRA
actress
actressy

WORDS THAT END LIKE ACTON

Arlington
Aston
boston
burton
button
Clinton
cotton
emplecton
Hamilton
Hampton
Hilton
Houston
Kingston
Milton
newton
Norton
on the button
ton
Washington
Wellington

Synonyms and antonyms of acton in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «acton» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ACTON

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阿克顿
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acton
570 millions of speakers

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acton
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एक्टन
380 millions of speakers
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أكتون
280 millions of speakers

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Актон
278 millions of speakers

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Acton
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কাজ
260 millions of speakers

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acton
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Acton
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Acton
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アクトン
130 millions of speakers

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액턴
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Acton
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acton
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செயல்பட
75 millions of speakers

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अभिनेता
75 millions of speakers

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Acton
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acton
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Acton
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Translator English - Ukrainian

Актон
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Acton
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acton
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Acton
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Acton
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Acton
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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ACTON»

The term «acton» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.482 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ACTON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about acton

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ACTON»

Discover the use of acton in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to acton and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Learning to Look at Modern Art
This companion volume to the author's Learning to Look at Paintings addresses some of the questions most commonly asked about modern art.
Mary Acton, 2004
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Learning to Look at Paintings
This is a critique of works of art dating from the early fifteenth century through to modern installations. Suggesting a series of questions to ask when looking at a painting this will help develop a critical understanding of art.
Mary Acton, 1997
3
The Protocol: A James Acton Thriller
For two thousand years the Triarii have protected us, influencing history from the crusades to the discovery of America.
J. Robert Kennedy, 2011
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Rethinking the Russian Revolution
This study of the Russian Revolution combines an introduction to the events of 1917 with an analysis of the controversy.
Edward Acton, 1990
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Numerical Methods that Work
A commonsense approach to numerical algorithms for the solution of equations.
Forman S. Acton, 1990
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Selected Writings of Lord Acton: Essays in the history of ...
Liberty . . . is itself the highest political end. The unifying theme of these essays is Lord Acton's concept of liberty.
Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, J. Rufus Fears, 1985
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Acton
Included in Acton are rare, engaging photographs from the comprehensive collections of the Acton Historical Society, the Iron Work Farm, and private collections.
William A. Klauer, 2001
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Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell
Published under pseudonyms, it's a joint collection of skilfully written poems by the Bronte sisters. the writers have presented their views with precision and a marked simplicity.
Bronte Sisters, 2009
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Acton and History
An edited collection of Owen Chadwick's principal writings on Lord Acton, the Victorian historian.
Owen Chadwick, 2002
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The Correspondence of Lord Acton and Richard Simpson
ACTON TO SIMPSON -81 MARCH 1864 Thursday Dear Simpson, The proofs of the article1 are promised tomorrow morning and the number will appear on Monday. Can you meet me in Wetherell's rooms at twelve o'clock tomorrow for a final ...
John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Baron Acton, Richard Simpson, James C. Holland, 1975

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ACTON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term acton is used in the context of the following news items.
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Bruce Forsyth's daughter bringing boutique market to Acton square
The Acton Street Boutique Market, organised by Laura Forsyth in conjunction with Ealing Council, is a community event taking place on Sunday ... «getwestlondon, Jul 15»
2
Police: Man exposed self in Acton, Stow
ACTON -- A 24-year-old Hudson, Mass. man accused of exposing himself to a woman walking along Parker Street on June 23 was arrested ... «Lowell Sun, Jul 15»
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Acton Recreation Department activities
SPRING AND SUMMER ACTIVITIES: The Acton Recreation Department is accepting enrollments for its upcoming spring and summer classes, ... «Wicked Local Boxborough, Jul 15»
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Acton police make drug arrests
On Friday June 26 at 3:48PM the Acton Police Drug Unit served a search warrant at 22 Lothrop Road in Acton. The search warrant was the ... «Wicked Local Acton, Jul 15»
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Acton police arrest Hudson man for open and lewd conduct
On June 30 at 5:43 p.m. Acton police detectives arrested Romerito Abreu, 24 years old of Hudson for a two warrants issued by Concord District ... «Wicked Local Acton, Jul 15»
6
What's Open/Closed in Acton Fourth of July Weekend
Saturday is Independence Day, and chance are you've got plans for the weekend. Make sure your propane tank is filled, you've got some ... «Patch.com, Jun 15»
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Acton Police Break Up Alleged Teen Pot Dealing Ring
Acton police said they arrested four people involved in a marijuana dealing operation on Lothrop Road. On Friday at about 3:45 p.m., the police ... «Patch.com, Jun 15»
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'Merrimack Valley Bandit' Gets Lengthy Prison Sentence After Hitting …
... Valley Bandit” has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after he was implicated in more than a dozen robberies, including one in Acton. «Patch.com, Jun 15»
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Acton Gas Prices Drop Ahead of Fourth of July Weekend
Acton's South Acton Gas Monday had the lowest price in town at $2.69. At this time a year ago, gas averaged $3.70 in Massachusetts. «Patch.com, Jun 15»
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Man killed in early morning crash in Acton
A 56-year-old Canoga Park man is dead following a single-vehicle crash in Acton early Sunday morning, a spokesman for the Los Angeles ... «Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Jun 15»

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