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ton

 (tŭn)
n.
1. A unit of weight equal to 2,000 pounds (0.907 metric ton or 907.18 kilograms). Also called net ton, short ton.
2. A unit of weight equal to 2,240 pounds (1.016 metric tons or 1,016.05 kilograms). Also called long ton.
3. A metric ton. See Table at measurement.
4. A unit of capacity for cargo in maritime shipping, normally estimated at 40 cubic feet.
5. A unit of internal capacity of a ship equal to 100 cubic feet.
6. A unit for measuring the displacement of ships, equal to 35 cubic feet, and supposed to equal the volume taken by a long ton of seawater.
7. often tons Informal
a. A large extent, amount, or number: has a ton of work; gets tons of fan mail.
b. Used adverbially with a or in the plural to mean "to a great degree or extent" or "frequently": felt a ton better; has seen her tons lately.

[Middle English tonne, a measure of weight; see tun.]
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ton

(tʌn)
n
1. (Units) Also called: long ton Brit a unit of weight equal to 2240 pounds or 1016.046909 kilograms
2. (Units) Also called: short ton or net ton US a unit of weight equal to 2000 pounds or 907.184 kilograms
3. (Units) Also called: metric ton or tonne a unit of weight equal to 1000 kilograms
4. (Units) Also called: freight ton a unit of volume or weight used for charging or measuring freight in shipping. It depends on the type of material being shipped but is often taken as 40 cubic feet, 1 cubic metre, or 1000 kilograms: freight is charged at £40 per ton of 1 cubic metre.
5. (Units) Also called: measurement ton or shipping ton a unit of volume used in shipping freight, equal to 40 cubic feet, irrespective of the commodity shipped
6. (Units) Also called: displacement ton a unit used for measuring the displacement of a ship, equal to 35 cubic feet of sea water or 2240 pounds
7. (Units) Also called: register ton a unit of internal capacity of ships equal to 100 cubic feet
[C14: variant of tun]

ton

(tɔ̃)
n
style, fashion, or distinction
[C18: from French, from Latin tonus tone]

ton

(tʌn)
n
slang chiefly Brit a score or achievement of a hundred, esp a hundred miles per hour, as on a motorcycle
[C20: special use of ton1 applied to quantities of one hundred]
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ton1

(tʌn)

n.
1. a unit of weight, equivalent to 2000 pounds (0.907 metric ton) avoirdupois (short ton) in the U.S. and 2240 pounds (1.016 metric tons) avoirdupois (long ton) in Great Britain.
2. Also called freight ton . a unit of volume for freight that weighs one ton, varying with the type of freight measured, as 40 cubic feet of oak timber or 20 bushels of wheat.
5. a unit of volume used in transportation by sea, commonly equal to 40 cubic feet (1.13 cu. m).
6. a unit of internal capacity of ships, equal to 100 cubic feet (2.83 cu. m) (register ton).
7. Often, tons. a great quantity; a lot: a ton of jokes.
[1350–1400; Middle English; variant of tun]

ton2


(Fr. tôn),
n., pl. tons (Fr. tôn).
1. high fashion; stylishness.
2. the current fashion, style, or vogue.
[1755–65; < French < Latin tonus tone]

-ton

a suffix formerly used to form nouns from adjectives: simpleton; singleton.
[variant of dial. tone one (see tother)]
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ton

(tŭn)
1. A unit of weight equal to 2,000 pounds. Also called short ton.
2. A unit of weight equal to 2,240 pounds. Also called long ton. See metric ton.
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Ton

 a very large amount; a measure of weight (2240 Ib. in the United Kingdom, 2000 Ib. in the United States); also used in the plural, e.g. “tons” of something; people of fashion, collectively, e.g. “the ton,” 1815.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

ton

A unit of mass. In the US, 1 ton = 2000 lb. In the UK, 1 ton = 2240 lb. Called a long ton in the US.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ton - a United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 poundston - a United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds
avoirdupois unit - any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights
cental, cwt, short hundredweight, hundredweight, quintal, centner - a United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds
kiloton - one thousand tons
2.ton - a British unit of weight equivalent to 2240 poundston - a British unit of weight equivalent to 2240 pounds
avoirdupois unit - any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights
long hundredweight, cwt, hundredweight - a British unit of weight equivalent to 112 pounds
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Translations
حُمولَة طُنطُنطُنّ
tuna
ton=-tonsregisterton
tonnirekisteritonni
tona
tonnaregisztertonna
tonntonn, rúmlest
トン
tonatonažas
tonna
tona
tona
ton
tongemi ambarı hacmi ölçü birimi
một tấn Anh

ton

[tʌn] N
1. (= weight) → tonelada f (Brit = 1016.06kg; Can, US etc. = 907.20kg)
metric tontonelada f métrica (= 1.000kg)
this cargo weighs 1,000 tonsesta carga pesa 1.000 toneladas
a three-ton lorryun camión de tres toneladas
to weigh a tonpesar un quintal
this suitcase weighs a tonesta maleta pesa un quintal
to come down on sb like a ton of bricksechar una bronca descomunal a algn
2. tons of sthmontones mpl de algo
we have tons of it at homeen casa lo tenemos a montones
we have tons of timenos sobra tiempo, tenemos tiempo de sobra
3. (Aut) (= 100mph) → velocidad f de 100 millas por hora
to do a tonir a 100 millas por hora
4. (Cricket) (= 100 runs) → cien carreras fpl
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

ton

[ˈtʌn] n
(= unit of weight) → tonne f (Brit: = 1016 kg; US = 907 kg; metric = 1000 kg)
(nautical) (also register ton) → tonneau m (= 2.83 m³)
it weighs a ton (= is very heavy) → peser une tonne
That old bike weighs a ton → Ce vieux vélo pèse une tonne.
tons of → des tonnes de
to come down on sb like a ton of bricks → tomber sur qn comme la misère sur le monde
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

ton

n
(britische) Tonne; she/it weighs a ton (fig inf)sie/das wiegt ja eine Tonne
tons pl (inf: = lots) → jede Menge (inf); to have tons of time/friends/money etcjede Menge (inf)or massenhaft (inf)Zeit/Freunde/Geld etc haben
(inf, of speed) to do a tonmit hundertsechzig Sachen fahren (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

ton

[tʌn] n (weight) → tonnellata (Brit =1016 kg; Am =907 kg); (metric ton) → tonnellata (Naut) (also register ton) → tonnellata di stazza (2.83 cu.m; 100 cu.ft) (also displacement ton) → tonnellata inglese
this suitcase weighs a ton (fam) → questa valigia pesa una tonnellata
tons of sth (fam) → un mucchio or sacco di qc
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

ton

(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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

ton

طُنّ tuna ton Tonne τόνος tonelada tonni tonne tona tonnellata トン ton tonn tona tonelada тонна ton หน่วยน้ำหนักเท่ากับสองพันสองร้อยสี่สิบปอนด์ ton một tấn Anh
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