ton

Part of speech: noun

A measure of weight, either 2, 000 pounds ( a short ton), or 2, 240 pounds ( a long ton).

Part of speech: noun

A measure of 40 to 100 cubic feet. See TONNAGE.

Part of speech: noun

Tone; style; votaries of fashion.

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Usage examples "ton":

  1. The straw may be estimated at a ton per acre, and be valued at one pound per ton. - "The Khedive's Country", George Manville Fenn.
  2. The price of iron rose from sixty- eight shillings to one- hundred- and- twenty per ton. - "Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign", John Ashton.
  3. That, in London, is to be had by the ton; your mother's intelligence, on the other hand, will always have its price. - "The Awkward Age", Henry James.