Avon



a river in central England, flowing SE past Stratford-on-Avon to the Severn. 96 miles (155 km) long.
a river in S England, flowing W to the mouth of the Severn. About 75 miles (120 km) long.
a river in S England, flowing S to the English Channel. About 60 miles (100 km) long.
a county in SW England. 520 sq. mi. (1346 sq. km)
a town in N Connecticut.
Contemporary Examples

He also serves on the Steering Committee of the Avon Center for Women and Justice.
The Fight for Greater Justice for Women Ebby Elahi March 31, 2011

She moved to Johannesburg six years ago, after she signed a deal with Avon.
Blade Runner’s Beauty Queen: Who Was Reeva Steenkamp? Lizzie Crocker February 13, 2013

She was the South African face of Avon cosmetics and an outspoken advocate against the abuse of women.
Blade Runner’s Beauty Queen: Who Was Reeva Steenkamp? Lizzie Crocker February 13, 2013

The Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade generally splits its funding for screenings and science equally.
The Media’s Pink-Ribbon Problem: Coverage Is Skewed, Study Says Abigail Pesta August 12, 2012

Historical Examples

An encounter being inevitable, Avon had to decide upon the manner in which it should take place.
The Great Cattle Trail Edward S. Ellis

The Avon is a navigable river, and the tides rise in it to a great height.
The Silent Readers William D. Lewis

She took some more prizes, but the sea, to whose depths she had sent the Reindeer and Avon, took her also.
Stories of Our Naval Heroes Various

“Leafy Warwickshire” is watered, as all the world knows, by the Avon.
From Gretna Green to Land’s End Katharine Lee Bates

Stratford on Avon—Shakespeare’s birthplace; the signatures of famous people on the walls; the museum, the garden.
Woman’s Club Work and Programs Caroline French Benton

“It is pitch dark at this moment in the gorge of the Avon,” rejoined Pope.
Boscobel: or, the royal oak William Harrison Ainsworth

noun
a former county of SW England, created in 1974 from areas of N Somerset and S Gloucestershire: replaced in 1996 by the unitary authorities of Bath and North East Somerset (Somerset), North Somerset (Somerset), South Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire), and Bristol
a river in central England, rising in Northamptonshire and flowing southwest through Stratford-on-Avon to the River Severn at Tewkesbury. Length: 154 km (96 miles)
a river in SW England, rising in Gloucestershire and flowing south and west through Bristol to the Severn estuary at Avonmouth. Length: 120 km (75 miles)
a river in S England, rising in Wiltshire and flowing south to the English Channel. Length: about 96 km (60 miles)
noun
Earl of. title of (Anthony) Eden1

river in southwestern England, from Celtic abona “river” (see afanc).
language
A dataflow language.
[“AVON: A Dataflow Language”, A. Deb, ICS 87, Second Intl Conf on Supercomputing, v.3, pp.9-19, ISI 1987].
(1994-11-28)

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