Carton meaning

kär'tn
The definition of a carton is a container or large box used for shipping or for holding liquids.

An example of a carton is a container which holds a half gallon of milk.

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A cardboard box, esp. a large one, as for shipping merchandise.
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Any of various containers made from cardboard or coated paper.

Cans packed in cartons; a milk carton.

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The contents of a carton.

Dyed the whole carton of eggs.

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To place (something) in a carton.
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A boxlike container, as of light, waxed cardboard, for liquids.
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A full carton or its contents.
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To put into a carton as for storage or shipment.
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An inexpensive, disposable box-like creation fashioned from either paper, paper with wax-covering (wax paper), or other lightweight material. It is designed to hold things for a short period of time and be discarded or recycled after use.
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Origin of carton

  • French from Italian cartone pasteboard augmentative of carta card, paper from Latin charta, carta paper made from papyrus card1
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Borrowing from French carton.
    From Wiktionary