ton
I. noun (plural tons; also ton) Etymology: Middle English tunne unit of weight or capacity — more at tun Date: 14th century 1. a. a unit of internal capacity for ships equal to 100 cubic feet — called also register ton b. a unit approximately equal to the volume of a long ton weight of seawater used in reckoning the displacement of ships and equal to 35 cubic feet c. a unit of volume for cargo freight usually reckoned at 40 cubic feet — called also measurement ton 2. any of various units of weight: a. — see weight table b. metric ton 3. a great quantity ; lot <
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II. noun Etymology: French, literally, tone, from Old French, from Latin tonus Date: 1756 1. the prevailing fashion ; vogue 2. the quality or state of being smart or fashionable

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  • Ton — Ton …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

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  • ton — I {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. tonnie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 8}}fiz. muz. {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} dźwięk towarzyszący drganiom akustycznym o tej samej częstotliwości : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Tony… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • ton — [ tʌn ] noun count ** 1. ) AMERICAN a unit for measuring weight, containing 2,000 POUNDS and equal to 907 kilograms: The horse could pull up to 50 tons. Transporting the coal costs $40 per ton. two ton/80 ton etc. (=weighing two tons/80 tons… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Ton — (t[u^]n), n. [OE. tonne, tunne, a tun, {AS}. tunne a tun, tub, a large vessel; akin to G. & F. tonne a ton, tun, LL. tunna a tun; all perhaps of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. & Gael. tunna a tun. Cf. {Tun},{Tunnel}.] (Com.) A measure of weight or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ton — Ton …   Wikipedia Español

  • Tôň — (Village) Administration Pays  Slovaquie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ton — S3 [tʌn] n [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: tun container, unit of weight (11 21 centuries), from Old English tunne] 1.) plural tons or ton written abbreviation t a unit for measuring weight, equal to 2240 pou …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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