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Definitions of ton

  1. a British unit of weight equivalent to 2240 pounds
  2. a United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds
  3. pl. of Toe.
  4. The common tunny, or house mackerel.
  5. The prevailing fashion or mode; vogue; as, things of ton.
  6. A measure of weight or quantity.
  7. The weight of twenty hundredweight.
  8. Forty cubic feet of space, being the unit of measurement of the burden, or carrying capacity, of a vessel; as a vessel of 300 tons burden.
  9. A certain weight or quantity of merchandise, with reference to transportation as freight; as, six hundred weight of ship bread in casks, seven hundred weight in bags, eight hundred weight in bulk; ten bushels of potatoes; eight sacks, or ten barrels, of flour; forty cubic feet of rough, or fifty cubic feet of hewn, timber, etc.
  10. A measure of weight, usually twenty hundredweight; the weight of 2, 240 pounds, used in Great Britain, commonly called a long ton; the weight of 2, 000 pounds, used in America, often called a short ton; a unit of measurement for cargo space in ships, equal to one hundred cubic feet; as, a ship of 6, 000 tons burden.
  11. A barrel, hence a barrel- full: 20 cwt. or 2240 lbs. avoir.
  12. The prevailing fashion.
  13. Weight of 2240, or 2000, pounds avoirdupois; 40 cubic feet.
  14. A measure of weight, either 2, 000 pounds ( a short ton), or 2, 240 pounds ( a long ton).
  15. A measure of 40 to 100 cubic feet. See TONNAGE.
  16. Tone; style; votaries of fashion.
  17. A weight of 20 cwts. or 2, 240 lbs.; in ships, 40 cubic feet. See Tun.
  18. The prevailing fashion; the fashion.
  19. A weight of 20 cwt.; in ship- measuring, 40 cubic feet, by which the burden of a ship is estimated.
  20. The prevailing fashion; high mode.
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Quotes of ton

  1. I chose the most explosive dress I could find. I put a ton of makeup on and some great round earrings. I looked like Jennifer Jones in Duel in the Sun. – Victoria Abril
  2. I'm so happy to have been a part of that process and I would go straight back into the desert in a ton of chain mail for Ridley any day of the week. He's an amazing director and I can't wait to see the long version. – Orlando Bloom
  3. Like almost everyone who uses e -mail, I receive a ton of spam every day. Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick. It would be funny if it weren't so exciting. – Bill Gates
  4. Now, we put out a lot of carbon dioxide every year, over 26 billion tons. For each American, it's about 20 tons. For people in poor countries, it's less than one ton It's an average of about five tons for everyone on the planet. And, somehow, we have to make changes that will bring that down to zero. – Bill Gates
  5. Performance stands out like a ton of diamonds. Nonperformance can always be explained away. – Harold S. Geneen
  6. I got in the school band and the school choir. It all hit me like a ton of bricks, everything just came out. I played percussion for a while, and stayed after school forever just tinkering around with different things, the clarinets and the violins. – Quincy Jones
  7. Though I weigh only 120 pounds, when I'm mad, I weigh a ton – Thomas Starr King
  8. A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation. – Hector Hugh Munro
  9. I do love DVD and I've always taken them seriously. You know, on the Austin things, we really put a ton of work into them because there's so much design involved. And in this one, we thought a lot about it and what could go in. – Jay Roach
  10. I have a ton of Holocaust stuff, and some of it is really hard core. – Sarah Silverman
  11. I had my electricity turned off three times because I never had time to pay my bills. It was a joke. I'm making a ton of money, and I'm walking around my apartment with flashlights. – Sherry Stringfield
  12. There have been times in my life that I've had a ton of vices, and my demons have run amok for years and years and years. – Ron White
  13. I had glow in the dark bands made up and I've given away a ton of them. – April Winchell
  14. My goal wasn't to make a ton of money. It was to build good computers. – Steve Wozniak

Usage examples for ton

  1. In some cases nearly a ton had been carried for a short distance." – The Mastery of the Air by William J. Claxton
  2. It reminded me of the mauvais ton in Gogol's " Revisor", do you remember? – Virgin Soil by Ivan S. Turgenev
  3. There was Klem, moaning about a good year for melons as though it were a plague, and you selling arms and ammunition by the ton – Graveyard of Dreams by Henry Beam Piper
  4. " We use a ton of hay daily, after the pasture season is over," remarked our guide. – Driven Back to Eden by E. P. Roe
  5. The chief effect was to make Rip feel as though a ton of invisible feathers were crushing him against the vertical brace. – Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet by Harold Leland Goodwin
  6. O, a trouble is a ton or a trouble is an ounce, Or a trouble is what you make it, And it isn't the fact that you're hurt that counts, But only- how did you take it? – Poems with Power to Strengthen the Soul by Various
  7. I first thought the 'Bon Ton Eating House' would be kind of a nice name for it, but as soon as he said the 'United States Grill' I knew it was a better one. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  8. But here, as in dealing with evils that originate with human beings, an ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure. – Civics and Health by William H. Allen
  9. The air which is within that box weighs one pound- a full pound; and I have calculated the weight of the air in this room,- you would hardly imagine it, but it is above a ton – The Chemical History Of A Candle by Michael Faraday
  10. I feel like I weigh a ton but it's good to be back! – Space Tug by Murray Leinster
  11. This is true even when the force leaves the body as it found it, in a state of absolute rest; as when we attempt to raise a body of three tons weight with a force equal to one ton – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  12. " Well, Doctor," replied Mr. Flam, " I must say that I think an ounce of morality will go further toward making up my accounts than a ton of religion, for which no one but myself would be the better." – Coelebs In Search of a Wife by Hannah More
  13. After seven months' encamping, in which the family lived chiefly on rice- the only cheap food, of which we bought a ton we came with our herd to West terrace, Adelaide. – An Autobiography by Catherine Helen Spence
  14. A ninety- ton boat is a tiny craft in which to make the voyage across the Atlantic. – Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North by Fullerton Waldo
  15. I feel as if a ton weight were off my mind. – Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes
  16. While he sat there still wondering how many bushels of seed made a ton Paul Alexis came into the room. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  17. Relieved of a half- ton of our weight, our sloop forged ahead three or four lengths, and then brought up again. – Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War by Various
  18. Two trips with it, in two hours, would see him and his ton across. – Smoke Bellew by Jack London
  19. I have known an' odd un or two, here, that could break four ton a day,- an' many that couldn't break one,- but then, yo' know, th' men can only do accordin' to their ability. – Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine by Edwin Waugh
  20. She felt as if each foot weighed a ton and that she was an hour travelling the short space. – The Little Colonel at Boarding-School by Annie Fellows Johnston

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