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Can·ton

 (kăn′tən)
1. A city of northeast Ohio south-southeast of Akron. It was the home of President William McKinley.
2. (kăn′tŏn′, kăn′tŏn′) See Guangzhou.

can·ton

 (kăn′tən, -tŏn′)
n.
1.
a. A small territorial division of a country, especially one of the states of Switzerland.
b. A subdivision of an arrondissement in France.
2. Heraldry A small, square division of a shield, usually in the upper right corner.
3. A usually rectangular division of a flag, occupying the upper corner next to the staff.

[French, from Old French, from Old Italian cantone, augmentative of canto, corner, from Vulgar Latin *cantus; see cant1.]

can′ton·al (kăn′tə-nəl, kăn-tŏn′əl) adj.

canton

n
1. (Physical Geography) any of the 23 political divisions of Switzerland
2. (Physical Geography) a subdivision of a French arrondissement
3. (Heraldry) heraldry a small square or oblong charge on a shield, usually in the top left corner
vb
4. (Physical Geography) (tr) to divide into cantons
5. (Military) (esp formerly) to allocate accommodation to (military personnel)
[C16: from Old French: corner, division, from Italian cantone, from canto corner, from Latin canthus iron rim; see cant2]
ˈcantonal adj

Canton

n
1. (Placename) a port in SE China, capital of Guangdong province, on the Zhu Jiang (Pearl River): the first Chinese port open to European trade. Pop: 3 881 000 (2005 est). Chinese names: Guangzhou or Kwangchow
2. (Placename) a city in the US, in NE Ohio. Pop: 80 806 (2000)

can•ton

(ˈkæn tn, -tɒn, kænˈtɒn)
n.
1. a small territorial district, esp. one of the states of the Swiss confederation.
2. a division of a French arrondissement.
3. the dexter chief area of a heraldic field.
4. Obs. division; part; section.
[1525–35; < Middle French < Old Provençal, derivative of can side, edge (see cant2)]
can′ton•al, adj.

Can•ton

(kænˈtɒn, ˈkæn tɒn for 1; ˈkæn tn for 2 )

n.
2. a city in NE Ohio: location of the football Hall of Fame. 86,030.

canton


Past participle: cantoned
Gerund: cantoning

Imperative
canton
canton
Present
I canton
you canton
he/she/it cantons
we canton
you canton
they canton
Preterite
I cantoned
you cantoned
he/she/it cantoned
we cantoned
you cantoned
they cantoned
Present Continuous
I am cantoning
you are cantoning
he/she/it is cantoning
we are cantoning
you are cantoning
they are cantoning
Present Perfect
I have cantoned
you have cantoned
he/she/it has cantoned
we have cantoned
you have cantoned
they have cantoned
Past Continuous
I was cantoning
you were cantoning
he/she/it was cantoning
we were cantoning
you were cantoning
they were cantoning
Past Perfect
I had cantoned
you had cantoned
he/she/it had cantoned
we had cantoned
you had cantoned
they had cantoned
Future
I will canton
you will canton
he/she/it will canton
we will canton
you will canton
they will canton
Future Perfect
I will have cantoned
you will have cantoned
he/she/it will have cantoned
we will have cantoned
you will have cantoned
they will have cantoned
Future Continuous
I will be cantoning
you will be cantoning
he/she/it will be cantoning
we will be cantoning
you will be cantoning
they will be cantoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cantoning
you have been cantoning
he/she/it has been cantoning
we have been cantoning
you have been cantoning
they have been cantoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cantoning
you will have been cantoning
he/she/it will have been cantoning
we will have been cantoning
you will have been cantoning
they will have been cantoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cantoning
you had been cantoning
he/she/it had been cantoning
we had been cantoning
you had been cantoning
they had been cantoning
Conditional
I would canton
you would canton
he/she/it would canton
we would canton
you would canton
they would canton
Past Conditional
I would have cantoned
you would have cantoned
he/she/it would have cantoned
we would have cantoned
you would have cantoned
they would have cantoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canton - a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern ChinaCanton - a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep-water port
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
2.canton - a small administrative division of a country
administrative district, administrative division, territorial division - a district defined for administrative purposes
Swiss canton - one of the cantons of Switzerland
Verb1.canton - provide housing for (military personnel)
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
lodge, accommodate - provide housing for; "We are lodging three foreign students this semester"
2.canton - divide into cantons, of a country
carve up, dissever, divide, split, split up, separate - separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
Translations
Kanton
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canton

[ˈkæntɒn] N (Admin, Pol) → cantón m

canton

nKanton m

canton

[ˈkæntɒn] ncantone m