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American English: /tən/
British English: /tʌn/

Translation of ton in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (unit of weight)
    tonelada (feminine) (EEUU: 907kg.; antiguamente en RU: 1.016kg.)
    a 35-ton truck
    un camión de 35 toneladas
    this suitcase weighs a ton [colloquial]
    esta maleta pesa una tonelada [colloquial]
    to come down on somebody like a ton of bricks
    darle duro a alguien
    see alsometric ton
    Example sentences
    • The film details the story of what might happen if an atomic bomb equal to 20,000 tons of TNT were exploded at 1,000 ft above a British city of half a million people.
    • Couriers ride the trikes with attached trailers, the strongest of which can take a quarter of a ton in weight, from our Walmgate offices with the latest copies of the newspaper and ferry them to various destinations.
    • The feats achieved in this film make spectacular viewing, with tiny lorries hauling sacks of cement totalling several tons in weight as they climb fantastic Scottish mountain tracks.
    Example sentences
    • Units exported or imported were reported only in pounds, gallons, bales, bushels, short tons, dozens, bags, crates and bunches, etc., depending on the commodity.
    • U.S. Marine Corps, Air Force and Army aircraft delivered several million gallons of fuel and short tons of supplies to support the operations.
    • Calico's annual output was accordingly very small through 1888, probably not exceeding 250 short tons, or 500,000 pounds, valued at no more than $33,500.
    1.2 (unit of capacity) (Nautical) a 120,000-ton tanker
    un petrolero de 120.000 toneladas
    Example sentences
    • Another mouse click brings up a table listing each individual bunker's location, its area in square feet, and its sand capacity in cubic feet, cubic yards and tons.
    • The International Maritime Organization already requires units above three hundred gross tons to carry Inmarsat-C, as part of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System and in accordance with the Safety of Life at Sea Convention.
    • They also welded together 5,200 merchant ships totalling 39 million gross tons.
    Example sentences
    • With only 940 passengers, you get to know your shipmates; but at 49,400 gross register tons, she offers all the on-board options one could desire - sans the gimmicks of the new floating resorts.
    • U.S. citizenship is still required for an owner to document a vessel and the vessel must be at least five net tons.
    • Upon entering service, the QM2 becomes the largest and longest passenger ship in the world at 150,000 gross register tons (8,000 more than the Voyager of the Seas) and 1,132 feet from stem to stern (exceeding the Norway by 97 feet).
  • 2 (large amount) [colloquial] (usually plural) tons of people/money/work
    montones (masculine plural) de gente/dinero/trabajo [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • The store sells a ton of books and, just as important, serves as a focus and catalyst for a community of passionate readers.
    • He sold a ton of books and videos based on his fearmongering statements that the lights would turn out at midnight on January 1st, 2000.
    • My friend brought along a ton of gymnastic books and magazines.
  • 3 (British) [slang] (100 mph)to do a or the ton
    ir a 100 millas por hora
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