Ton meaning

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Style; vogue.
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A unit of cooling capacity of an air conditioner, equal to 12,000 Btu per hour.
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A unit of carrying capacity of ships, usually equal to 40 cubic feet.
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A unit for measuring displacement of ships, equal to 35 cubic feet: it is approximately equal to the volume of a long ton of sea water.
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A very large amount or number.
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A unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms).
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A unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to 2,240 pounds (1,008 kilograms).
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The definition of a ton is a unit of weight equal to 2,000 pounds in the United States, Canada, South Africa and other countries and equal to 2,240 pounds in Great Britain, or is slang for a large amount.

An example of a ton is the possible weight of a female walrus.

An example of a ton is getting 20 chapters read when you usually only get 10 read in the same period of time.

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A unit of weight equal to 2,000 pounds (0.907 metric ton or 907.18 kilograms).
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A unit of weight equal to 2,240 pounds (1.016 metric tons or 1,016.05 kilograms).
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A metric ton.
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A unit of capacity for cargo in maritime shipping, normally estimated at 40 cubic feet.
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A unit of internal capacity of a ship equal to 100 cubic feet.
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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.
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A unit of weight, equal to 2,000 pounds avoirdupois (907.1847 kilograms or 0.90718 metric ton or 0.8929 long ton), commonly used in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, etc.
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A unit of weight, equal to 2,240 pounds avoirdupois (1,016.0469 kilograms or 1.016 metric tons or 1.12 short tons), commonly used in Great Britain.
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A unit of internal capacity of ships, equal to 100 cubic feet (or 2.8317 cubic meters)
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the ton
  • Fashionable society.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the <b><i>ton</b></i>

Origin of ton

  • Middle English tonne a measure of weight tun
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition