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ton1 British & World English

A unit of weight equal to 2,240 lb avoirdupois (1016.05 kg)

ton2 British & World English

Fashionable style or distinction

ton1 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

unit of weight: also long ton 2,240 lb (1016.05 kg); also short ton North American 2,000 lb (907.19 kg); also metric ton 1,000 kilograms (2,205 lb);

long ton in ton1 British & World English

A unit of weight equal to 2,240 lb avoirdupois (1016.05 kg)

ton-up British & World English

(Of a person) fond of travelling at high speed

bon ton British & World English

The fashionable world

ton-mile British & World English

One ton of goods carried one mile, as a unit of traffic

metric ton British & World English

A unit of weight equal to 1,000 kilograms (2,205 lb)

weigh a ton British & World English

Be extremely heavy

like a ton of bricks British & World English

With crushing weight, force, or authority

ton British & World English

A unit of weight equal to 2,240 lb avoirdupois (1016.05 kg)

net in ton1 British & World English

An equivalent unit of net internal capacity

the ton in ton2 British & World English

Fashionable society

wonton British & World English

(In Chinese cookery) a small round dumpling or roll with a savoury filling, usually eaten boiled in soup

ton New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

unit of weight: also long ton 2,240 lb (1016.05 kg); also short ton North American 2,000 lb (907.19 kg); also metric ton 1,000 kilograms (2,205 lb);

short ton in ton1 British & World English

A unit of weight equal to 2,000 lb avoirdupois (907.19 kg)

gross ton in ton1 British & World English

A unit of gross internal capacity, equal to 100 cu. ft (2.83 cubic metres)

doubleton British & World English

(In card games, especially bridge) a pair of cards which are the only cards of their suit in a hand

freight ton in ton1 British & World English

A unit of weight or volume of sea cargo, equal to a metric ton (1,000 kg) or 40 cu. ft

register ton in ton1 British & World English

An equivalent unit of net internal capacity

displacement ton in ton1 British & World English

A unit of measurement of a ship’s weight representing the weight of water it displaces with the load line just immersed, equal to 2,240 lb or 35 cu. ft (0.99 cubic metres)

like a ton of bricks in brick British & World English

With crushing weight, force, or authority


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