Definitions of Burton
  1. noun
    English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)
    synonyms: Richard Burton, Sir Richard Burton, Sir Richard Francis Burton
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    adventurer, explorer
    someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
  2. noun
    Welsh film actor who often co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor (1925-1984)
    synonyms: Richard Burton
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    actor, histrion, player, role player, thespian
    a theatrical performer
  3. noun
    a strong dark English ale
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    a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume
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