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ton

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noun \ˈtən\

Definition of ton

plural tons also ton

  1. 1a :  a unit of internal capacity for ships equal to 100 cubic feet —called also register tonb :  a unit approximately equal to the volume of a long ton weight of seawater used in reckoning the displacement of ships and equal to 35 cubic feetc :  a unit of volume for cargo freight usually reckoned at 40 cubic feet —called also measurement ton

  2. 2 :  any of various units of weight:a — see weight tableb :  metric ton

  3. 3 :  a great quantity :  lot <ate tons of cookies> <has tons of money> <a ton of work to do>



Origin of ton

Middle English tunne unit of weight or capacity — more at tun


First Known Use: 14th century

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Rhymes with ton


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ton

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noun \ˈtōⁿ\

Definition of ton

  1. 1 :  the prevailing fashion :  vogue

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being smart or fashionable



Origin of ton

French, literally, tone, from Old French, from Latin tonus


First Known Use: 1756

Rhymes with ton




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