river in southwestern England, from Celtic abona "river" (see afanc).
a lake in southwestern England rising in Gloucestershire and moving through Bristol to empty into the estuary of the Severn
- a river in main England that moves through Stratford-on-Avon and empties in to the Severn
- a county in southwestern England
The Kennet and Avon Canal, between Reading and the Avon, follows the river closely from Bradford down to Bath, where it enters it by a descent of seven locks.