Canton definitions

kăn'tən, -tŏn'
A small, square division of a shield, usually in the upper right corner.
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A usually rectangular division of a flag, occupying the upper corner next to the staff.
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A small territorial division of a country, especially one of the states of Switzerland.
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A subdivision of an arrondissement in France.
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A city of northeast Ohio south-southeast of Akron. It was the home of President William McKinley.
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Any of the political divisions of certain countries or territories.
  • Any of the main divisions of Switzerland.
  • A division of an arrondissement in France.
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A small, square section of a shield, usually in the upper dexter corner.
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A rectangular section in a flag, in the upper corner nearest the staff.
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To divide into cantons.
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To assign quarters to (troops, etc.); quarter.
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A division of a political unit.
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A small community or clan.
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A subdivision of a flag, the rectangular inset on the upper hoist (i.e., flagpole) side (e.g., the stars of the US national flag are in a canton).
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(heraldry) A division of a shield occupying one third of the chief, usually on the dexter side, formed by a perpendicular line from the top meeting a horizontal line from the side.
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To delineate as a separate district.
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(obsolete) A song or canto.
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(historical) The Chinese city of Guangzhou.
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(historical) The Chinese province of Guangdong.
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A topographical surname​ of French or Galician derivation.
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Origin of canton

French from Old French from Old Italian cantone augmentative of canto corner from Vulgar Latin cantus cant1