Tonnage meaning

tŭn'ĭj
The number of tons of water that a ship displaces when afloat.
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The capacity of a merchant ship in units of 100 cubic feet.
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A duty or charge per ton on cargo, as at a port or canal.
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The total shipping of a country or port, figured in tons, with reference to carrying capacity.
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Weight measured in tons.
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A duty or tax on ships, based on tons carried.
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A charge per ton on cargo or freight on a canal, at a port, etc.
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The total amount of shipping of a country or port, calculated in tons.
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Weight in tons.
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The number of tons of water that a floating ship displaces.
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The capacity of a ship's hold etc in units of 100 cubic feet.
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The number of tons of bombs dropped in a particular region over a particular period of time.
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A charge made on each ton of cargo when landed etc.
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The total shipping of a fleet or nation.
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Origin of tonnage

  • ton –age Sense 3, Middle English from Old French from tonne tun tonne
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition