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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ton  \Ton\,  n.  [Cf.  {Tunny}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  common  tunny,  or  house  mackerel. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ton  \Ton\,  obs. 
  pl  of  {Toe}.  --Chaucer. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ton  \Ton\,  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.  --Thackeray. 
  {Bon  ton}.  See  in  the  Vocabulary. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ton  \Ton\,  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: 
  a  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. 
  b  (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}. 
  c  (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}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  United  States  unit  of  weight  equivalent  to  2000  pounds 
  [syn:  {short  ton},  {net  ton}] 
  2:  a  British  unit  of  weight  equivalent  to  2240  pounds  [syn:  {long 
  ton},  {gross  ton}] 

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