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TON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ton mean? 

TON (noun)
  The noun TON has 2 senses:

1. a United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds
2. a British unit of weight equivalent to 2240 pounds

  Familiarity information: TON used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TON (noun)


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Meaning:

A United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

net ton; short ton; ton

Hypernyms ("ton" is a kind of...):

avoirdupois unit (any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights)

Meronyms (parts of "ton"):

cental; centner; cwt; hundredweight; quintal; short hundredweight (a United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds)

Holonyms ("ton" is a part of...):

kiloton (one thousand tons)


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Meaning:

A British unit of weight equivalent to 2240 pounds

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

gross ton; long ton; ton

Hypernyms ("ton" is a kind of...):

avoirdupois unit (any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights)

Meronyms (parts of "ton"):

cwt; hundredweight; long hundredweight (a British unit of weight equivalent to 112 pounds)


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