Aston

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Aston To stun; to astonish; to stupefy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • aston To confound; astonish; amaze; bewilder; dismay.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Aston are obsolete
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Astonish
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From the earlier form, Astone; O. Fr. estoner; L. attonāre, to strike with a thunderbolt.

Usage

In literature:

The garrison fought bravely, and repulsed the first attack; but a second drove Aston and his force back to the Mill-Mount.
"History of the English People, Volume VI (of 8)" by John Richard Green
We have ash in Aston, Ascham.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
In 1770 Mr. Mason was visited at Aston, for the last time, by him.
"On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening," by Samuel Felton
Allso I gyve and bequethe to every house that hath no teeme in the paryche of Aston, to every house iiii^d.
"Shakespeare's Family" by Mrs. C. C. Stopes
Cokain, Sir Aston (1608-1684), 416, 417.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
Mr Aston has demanded his audience of leave, and quits Madrid on the 15th.
"The Economist" by Various
ASTON, W. G. Shinto (London, 1907).
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
He recommended that I should return to Morbecque and report to General Aston.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Mr. Aymer Aston, son of Mr. Aston.
"Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker" by Marguerite Bryant
There are several small parks, the gifts of opulent residents, notably Aston Hall.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
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In poetry:

When Aston steeple strikes the eye,
It steals for her I lov'd a sigh;
An intercourse now lost I mourn;
How to forget could never learn.
"A Day" by William Hutton
Thou that didst fleet
Thy shadow over dark October hills
By Aston, Weston, Saintbury, Willersey,
Winchcombe, and all the combes and hills
Of the green lonely land;
"O Muse Divine" by John Freeman
For vital off-the-record work - that's talking transport-wise -
I've a scarlet Aston-Martin - and does she go? She flies!
Pedestrians and dogs and cats, we mark them down for slaughter.
I also own a speedboat which has never touched the water.
"Executive" by Sir John Betjeman

In news:

The Aston Martin and James Bond 007 themed party at Timothy Oulton furniture gallery in Dallas on December 13, 2012.
Aston Martin's new $280,000 Vanquish, along with the much cheaper $120,000 V8 Vantage I recently tested, has me believing that Aston Martin is now officially on a tear.
A combination of two photographs shows British businessman Neil Heywood (L) at an Aston Martin dealership in Beijing, May 26, 2010, and Gu K.
Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni on Monday called up Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark to his injury-ravaged squad for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Germany and the Faroe Islands.
Arsenal couldn't break through against Aston Villa on Saturday, settling for a tie.
Though the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish will run you $280,000, its speed, handling and refinement make it totally worth it.
There are rumors floating around that Aston Martin will unveil a new capital-C Centenary model next year in celebration of its 100th year of existence.
As we reported last week, Aston will launch a new DBS for 2013.
Lexi Aston, Courtney Gouldsberry and Darby Brown each scored five points for the Dragons.
Spurs secure fourth straight win to beat Aston Villa 2-0.
Aston Martin at risk of downgrade.
Aston Martin's distinctive grille shape has been a constant through the decades.
It's fair to say that today's Aston Martin could be considered England's own Ferrari or Porsche.
Aston Martin fans won't be cheered by deal with private equity group.
When Felicity Aston started smelling fish and chips, she knew something was wrong.
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In science:

Aston discovered in 1920 the key experimental element in the puzzle.
How the sun shines
The stable isotope 140Ce was discovered together with 142Ce in 1925 by Aston at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, England during mass spectroscopy experiments: The Mass-Spectra of Chemical Elements - Part VI.
Discovery of the Cerium Isotopes
The stable isotope 142Ce was discovered together with 140Ce in 1925 by Aston at the Cavendish Lab in Cambridge, England, during mass spectroscopy experiments: The Mass-Spectra of Chemical Elements - Part VI.
Discovery of the Cerium Isotopes
In 1920 Aston identified 75As at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge in Mass Spectra and Isotopes by analyzing the spectrum of the gaseous hydride AsH3 using a mass spectrograph .
Discovery of the Arsenic Isotopes
Aston discovered the stable isotope 51V in 1924 at Cambridge which he described in The Mass Spectra of Chemical Elements-Part V.
Discovery of the Vanadium Isotopes
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