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canton


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canton  \Can"ton\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cantoned};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Cantoning}.]  [Cf.  F.  cantonner.] 
  1.  To  divide  into  small  parts  or  districts;  to  mark  off  or 
  separate,  as  a  distinct  portion  or  division. 
 
  They  canton  out  themselves  a  little  Goshen  in  the 
  intellectual  world.  --Locke. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  To  allot  separate  quarters  to  as  to  different 
  parts  or  divisions  of  an  army  or  body  of  troops. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canton  \Can"ton\,  n. 
  A  song  or  canto  [Obs.] 
 
  Write  loyal  cantons  of  contemned  love.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canton  \Can"ton\,  n.  [F.  canton,  augm.  of  OF  cant  edge,  corner. 
  See  1st  {Cant}.] 
  1.  A  small  portion;  a  division;  a  compartment. 
 
  That  little  canton  of  land  called  the  ``English 
  pale''  --Davies. 
 
  There  is  another  piece  of  Holbein's,  .  .  .  in  which 
  in  six  several  cantons,  the  several  parts  of  our 
  Savior's  passion  are  represented.  --Bp.  Burnet. 
 
  2.  A  small  community  or  clan. 
 
  3.  A  small  territorial  district;  esp.  one  of  the  twenty-two 
  independent  states  which  form  the  Swiss  federal  republic; 
  in  France,  a  subdivision  of  an  arrondissement.  See 
  {Arrondissement}. 
 
  4.  (Her.)  A  division  of  a  shield  occupying  one  third  part  of 
  the  chief,  usually  on  the  dexter  side  formed  by  a 
  perpendicular  line  from  the  top  of  the  shield,  meeting  a 
  horizontal  line  from  the  side 
 
  The  king  gave  us  the  arms  of  England  to  be  borne  in 
  a  canton  in  our  arms.  --Evelyn. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Canton 
  n  1:  a  city  on  the  Canton  River  Delta  in  S  China;  a  major 
  deep-water  port  [syn:  {Canton},  {Kuangchou},  {Kwangchow}, 
  {Guangzhou}] 
  2:  a  small  administrative  division  of  a  country 
  v  1:  provide  housing  for  of  military  personnel  [syn:  {quarter}, 
  {billet}] 
  2:  divide  into  cantons,  of  a  country 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Canton,  CT 
  Zip  code(s):  06019 
  Canton,  GA  (city,  FIPS  12988) 
  Location:  34.24900  N,  84.49019  W 
  Population  (1990):  4817  (2026  housing  units) 
  Area:  33.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  30114 
  Canton,  IL  (city,  FIPS  11007) 
  Location:  40.56255  N,  90.04026  W 
  Population  (1990):  13922  (5907  housing  units) 
  Area:  18.9  sq  km  (land),  0.4  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  61520 
  Canton,  KS  (city,  FIPS  10475) 
  Location:  38.38612  N,  97.42987  W 
  Population  (1990):  794  (342  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  67428 
  Canton,  MA 
  Zip  code(s):  02021 
  Canton,  ME 
  Zip  code(s):  04221 
  Canton,  MI  (CDP,  FIPS  13110) 
  Location:  42.30851  N,  83.48219  W 
  Population  (1990):  57047  (20309  housing  units) 
  Area:  93.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  48187,  48188 
  Canton,  MN  (city,  FIPS  9802) 
  Location:  43.53008  N,  91.92944  W 
  Population  (1990):  362  (177  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  55922 
  Canton,  MO  (city,  FIPS  11134) 
  Location:  40.12967  N,  91.52385  W 
  Population  (1990):  2623  (973  housing  units) 
  Area:  5.0  sq  km  (land),  0.8  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  63435 
  Canton,  MS  (city,  FIPS  11100) 
  Location:  32.61065  N,  90.03108  W 
  Population  (1990):  10062  (3592  housing  units) 
  Area:  17.7  sq  km  (land),  0.2  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  39046 
  Canton,  NC  (town,  FIPS  10240) 
  Location:  35.54614  N,  82.84301  W 
  Population  (1990):  3790  (1854  housing  units) 
  Area:  9.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  28716 
  Canton,  NY  (village,  FIPS  12331) 
  Location:  44.59659  N,  75.17254  W 
  Population  (1990):  6379  (1725  housing  units) 
  Area:  5.7  sq  km  (land),  0.2  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  13617 
  Canton,  OH  (city,  FIPS  12000) 
  Location:  40.81220  N,  81.37327  W 
  Population  (1990):  84161  (36527  housing  units) 
  Area:  52.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  44702,  44703,  44704,  44705,  44706,  44708,  44710,  44714,  44721 
  Canton,  OK  (town,  FIPS  11600) 
  Location:  36.05605  N,  98.58862  W 
  Population  (1990):  632  (358  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  73724 
  Canton,  PA  (borough,  FIPS  11160) 
  Location:  41.65699  N,  76.85303  W 
  Population  (1990):  1966  (837  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  17724 
  Canton,  SD  (city,  FIPS  9500) 
  Location:  43.30317  N,  96.58095  W 
  Population  (1990):  2787  (1180  housing  units) 
  Area:  7.6  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  57013 
  Canton,  TX  (city,  FIPS  12496) 
  Location:  32.54754  N,  95.86385  W 
  Population  (1990):  2949  (1322  housing  units) 
  Area:  9.9  sq  km  (land),  1.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  75103 
  Canton,  WI 
  Zip  code(s):  54868 




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