Crossword clues for ton
- It may be long or short
- See 69-Across
- Title character in Shakespeare
- Bridge capacity unit
- Unit of nautical displacement
- Coal unit
- Proverbial brickload
- Scale unit
- Truck scale unit
- Bridge weight unit
- Long ___
- Long or short measure
- Won ___
- Cargo unit
- A long one is 12% "longer" than a short one
- Capacity unit
- See 15-Down
- Unit of fun?
- Large load
- Big weight
- Quantity of bricks
- Ship unit or shipping unit
- Elephant's weight unit
- Exaggerated workload
- Great 39-Down
- Ship's unit of weight
- 2,000 pounds
- Unit of bricks, so to speak
- Unit of capacity for a bridge
- Proverbial amount of bricks
- Weight unit on a bridge sign
- A United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds
- A British unit of weight equivalent to 2240 pounds
- Shipping quantity
- Long or short amount
- Coal measure
- Quite a load
- Shipping unit
- Great amount
- ___-mile (freight unit)
- Ore delivery, maybe
- Coal delivery unit
- Elephant's weight, maybe
- "Long" or "short" amount
- Whole bunch
- Heavy weight
- Whole lot
- Busy person's alleged work load
- Style, Elle-style
- Good deal
- Great deal
- "This weighs a ___!"
- Big load
- Short ___
- What a pickup might pick up?
- Storage unit
- Unit of bricks
- Ship's weight unit
- Heavy measure
- Haulage unit
- Large amount
- Amount of bricks
- Bricks measure
- Freight weight
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ton \Ton\ (t[^o]n), n. [F. See Tone.]
The prevailing fashion or mode; vogue; as, things of ton.
If our people of ton are selfish, at any rate they show
they are selfish.
Bon ton. See in the Vocabulary.
Ton \Ton\ (t[o^]n), obs.
pl. of Toe.
Ton \Ton\ (t[u^]n), n. [Cf. Tunny.] (Zo["o]l.) The common tunny, or horse mackerel.
Ton \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 quantity. Specifically:
The weight of twenty hundredweight.
Note: In England, the ton is 2,240 pounds. In the United States the ton is commonly estimated at 2,000 pounds, this being sometimes called the short ton, while that of 2,240 pounds is called the long ton.
(Naut. & Com.) 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. See the Note under Tonnage.
(Naut. & Com.) 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.
Note: Ton and tun have the same etymology, and were formerly used interchangeably; but now ton generally designates the weight, and tun the cask. See Tun.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"measure of weight," late 14c. The quantity necessary to fill a tun or cask of wine, thus identical to tun (q.v.). The spelling difference became firmly established 18c. Ton of bricks in the colloquial figurative sense of what you come down on someone like is from 1884.
"prevailing mode, style, fashionable ways," 1769, from French ton (see tone (n.)).
Etymology 1 n. 1 A unit of weight (mass) equal to 2240 pounds (a long ton) or 2000 pounds (a short ton) or 1000 kilograms (a metric ton). 2 A unit of volume; register ton. 3 In refrigeration and air conditioning, a unit of thermal power defined as 12,000 BTU/h#Etymology_2 (about 3.514 kW or 3024 kcal/h), originally the rate of cooling provided by uniform isothermal melting of one short ton of ice per day at 32 °F (0 °C). 4 (context colloquial hyperbole English) A large amount. 5 (context slang English) A speed of 100 mph. 6 (context slang English) One hundred pound sterling. 7 (context cricket English) One hundred runs. 8 (context darts English) One hundred points. Etymology 2
n. 1 fashion, the current style, the vogue. 2 Fashionable society; those in style. Etymology 3
n. The common tunny, or house mackerel.
Tôn is a Vietnamese surname. The name is transliterated as Sun in Chinese and Son in Korean.
Ton is the anglicized variation of the surname Tôn.
A ton is a unit of mass, force, volume, energy or power.
Ton or TON may also refer to:
"The ton" is a term commonly used to refer to Britain's high society during the late Regency and the reign of George IV, and later. It is a French word meaning (in this sense) "manners" or "style" and is pronounced as in French . The full phrase is le bon ton meaning "good manners" or "good form" – characteristics held as ideal by the British beau monde.
The term le beau monde (pronounced ), literally meaning "the beautiful world" (but here meaning "fashionable people," or "fashionable society"), was similar to le bon ton during the nineteenth century.
"The ton" has also been used to refer to the Upper Ten Thousand of later 19th-century society, including most of the peerage, aristocracy and wealthy merchants or bankers of the City (of London).
Usage examples of "ton".
Nell came out, nine-tenths of a ton of daintiness, and rumbled admonitorily at Nugget, who trailed her closely.
This human cargo represents a weight of about twenty tons, which is equivalent to that of thirty persons, two boars, three sows, twelve piglets, thirty fowls, ten dogs, twenty rats, a hundred balled or potted breadfruit and banana plants, and twelve tons of watergourds, seeds, yams, tubers, coconuts, adzes and weapons.
But despite his acquittal the Latvian remained a dead Latvian and weighed on his mind like a ton of bricks, although he was said to have been a frail little man, afflicted with a stomach ailment to boot.
Within only a few seconds, at least a ton of the amorphous flesh had spewed out of the hole.
In 1976, a tank truck went off an elevated freeway, exploded and released 19 tons of anhydrous ammonia, killing seven people.
They located two roads, neither passable by now, one track leading to a shallow pit where many tons of apatite had been removed.
The consort was a pinnace--as vessels of her class were then and for many years called--of sixty tons burden, as already stated, having two masts, which were put in--as we are informed by Bradford, and are not allowed by Professor Arber to forget--as apart of her refitting in Holland.
What we have here is about forty tons of argentite with a very high silver content.
Conscious that the human organism, normally capable of sustaining an atmospheric pressure of 19 tons, when elevated to a considerable altitude in the terrestrial atmosphere suffered with arithmetical progression of intensity, according as the line of demarcation between troposphere and stratosphere was approximated from nasal hemorrhage, impeded respiration and vertigo, when proposing this problem for solution, he had conjectured as a working hypothesis which could not be proved impossible that a more adaptable and differently anatomically constructed race of beings might subsist otherwise under Martian, Mercurial, Veneral, Jovian, Saturnian, Neptunian or Uranian sufficient and equivalent conditions, though an apogean humanity of beings created in varying forms with finite differences resulting similar to the whole and to one another would probably there as here remain inalterably and inalienably attached to vanities, to vanities of vanities and to all that is vanity.
I could retort to that, Axel came back into the kitchen, now sporting a khaki vest with a ton of pockets and carrying three fishing rods and a small case.
But Dutch Ton stood up, took the letter from Axel, who was looking a bit disappointed to have his services broken off so abruptly, and tucked the paper into a gap in his coat.
Twelve thousand tons displacement, four 250-mm rifles in twin turrets fore and aft, eight 175mm in four twin-tube wing turrets, eight 155mm in barbette mounts on either side, 200mm main belt, face-hardened alloy steel.
Surinamese bauxite, one ton for the Jamaican, and two tons for the Arkansan.
Kitels that the Birts fled for safety at the burning and sacking of Deorhyst by Sweyne, and it was by their aid that our family reclaimed some hides of forest land within a short distance of Pendyke and established a settlement, to which they gave the name of Birtsmereton, or the ton or village where the Birts settled close upon the borders of a great mere or moor-land swamp.
While the pumps clanged throughout the ship to free her of the hundreds of tons of sea-water that washed through her, von Kleine left the bridge and, with his engineer commander and damage control officer, they listed the injuries that Blucher had received.