Definitions of ton

a
British
unit
of
weight
equivalent
to
2240
pounds

The
prevailing
fashion
or
mode;
vogue;
as,
things
of
ton.

A
measure
of
weight
or
quantity.

The
weight
of
twenty
hundredweight.

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.

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.

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.

A
barrel,
hence
a
barrel
full:
20
cwt.
or
2240
lbs.
avoir.

The
prevailing
fashion.

Weight
of
2240,
or
2000,
pounds
avoirdupois;
40
cubic
feet.

A
measure
of
weight,
either
2,
000
pounds (
a
short
ton),
or
2,
240
pounds (
a
long
ton).

A
measure
of
40
to
100
cubic
feet.
See
TONNAGE.

Tone;
style;
votaries
of
fashion.

A
weight
of
20
cwts.
or
2,
240
lbs.;
in
ships,
40
cubic
feet.
See
Tun.

The
prevailing
fashion;
the
fashion.

A
weight
of
20
cwt.;
in
ship
measuring,
40
cubic
feet,
by
which
the
burden
of
a
ship
is
estimated.

The
prevailing
fashion;
high
mode.
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