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1. The number of tons of water that a ship displaces when afloat.
2. The capacity of a merchant ship, often measured in units of 100 cubic feet.
3. A duty or charge per ton on cargo, as at a port or canal.
4. The total shipping of a country or port, figured in tons, with reference to carrying capacity.
5. Weight measured in tons.

[ton + -age. Sense 3, Middle English, from Old French, from tonne, tun; see tonne.]


(ˈtʌnɪdʒ) or


1. (Commerce) the capacity of a merchant ship expressed in tons, for which purpose a ton is considered as 40 cubic feet of freight or 100 cubic feet of bulk cargo, unless such an amount would weigh more than 2000 pounds in which case the actual weight is used
2. (Commerce) the weight of the cargo of a merchant ship
3. (Commerce) the total amount of shipping of a port or nation, estimated by the capacity of its ships
4. (Commerce) a duty on ships based either on their capacity or their register tonnage
[C15: from Old French, from tonne barrel]


(ˈtʌn ɪdʒ)

1. the capacity of a merchant vessel, expressed either in units of weight, as deadweight tons, or of volume, as gross tons.
2. ships collectively considered with reference to their carrying capacity or together with their cargoes.
3. a duty on ships or boats at so much per ton of cargo or freight, or according to the capacity in tons.
[1375–1425; late Middle English: duty < Old French. See ton1, -age]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tonnage - a tax imposed on ships that enter the UStonnage - a tax imposed on ships that enter the US; based on the tonnage of the ship
tariff, duty - a government tax on imports or exports; "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries"
طُنِّيَّه، الوزْن بالطُّن


[ˈtʌnɪdʒ] N (= weight) → tonelaje m


[ˈtʌnɪdʒ] ntonnage m


nTonnage f


[ˈtʌnɪdʒ] n (Naut) → tonnellaggio, stazza


(tan) noun
1. a unit of weight, 2,240 lb, (American) 2,000 lb; a metric ton (also tonne (tan) ) is 2,204.6 lb (1,000 kilogrammes). It weighs a ton and a half; a three-ton weight.
2. a unit of space in a ship (100 cubic feet).
ˈtonnage (-nidʒ) noun
the space available on a ship, measured in tons.
tons noun plural
a lot. I've got tons of letters to write.
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