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The worst thing about Halloween is, of course, candy corn. It's unbelievable to me. Candy corn is the only candy in the history of America that's never been advertised. And there's a reason. All of the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911. And so, since nobody eats that stuff, every year there's a ton of it left over.
Lewis Black

Meaning of "ton" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TON

Variant of tun.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TON

ton  [tʌn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ton is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Ton

The ton is a unit of measure. It has a long history and has acquired a number of meanings and uses over the years. It is used principally as a unit of mass, and as a unit of volume. It can also be used as a measure of energy, for truck classification, or as a colloquial term. It is derived from the tun, the term applied to a barrel of the largest size. This could contain a volume between 210 and 256 gallons, which could weigh around 2,000 pounds and occupy some 60 cubic feet of space. In the United Kingdom the ton is defined as 2,240 pounds . From 1965 the UK embarked upon a programme of metrication and gradually introduced metric units, including the tonne, a non-SI metric unit defined as 1000 kg. The UK Weights and Measures Act 1985 explicitly excluded from use for trade many units and terms, including the ton and the term "metric ton" for "tonne". In the United States and formerly Canada a ton is defined to be 2,000 pounds. Where confusion is possible, the 2240 lb ton is called "long ton" and the 2000 lb ton "short ton"; the tonne is distinguished by its spelling, but usually pronounced the same as ton, hence the US term "metric ton".

Definition of ton in the English dictionary

The first definition of ton in the dictionary is Also called: long ton a unit of weight equal to 2240 pounds or 1016.046909 kilograms. Other definition of ton is Also called: short ton, net ton a unit of weight equal to 2000 pounds or 907.184 kilograms. Ton is also Also called: metric ton, tonne. a unit of weight equal to 1000 kilograms.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TON

tomtit
ton-up
ton-up boys
tonal
tonal music
tonal value
tonalite
tonalities
tonalitive
tonality
tonally
tonant
Tonbridge
tondi
tondino
tondo
tone
tone arm
tone cluster
tone colour

WORDS THAT END LIKE TON

on
take up on
television
Thompson
tradition
transaction
translation
transmission
transportation
turn on
turn-on
union
upon
vacation
version
vision
Washington
Wilson
won
work on

Synonyms and antonyms of ton in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ton» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TON

Find out the translation of ton to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ton from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ton» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tonelada
570 millions of speakers

English

ton
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طُنّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тонна
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tonelada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tonne
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tonne
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

トン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ton
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một tấn Anh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

டன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ton
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tonnellata
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tona
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тонна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tonă
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

τόνος
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

ton
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

ton
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tonn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ton

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TON»

The term «ton» is very widely used and occupies the 2.730 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ton

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10 QUOTES WITH «TON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ton.
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Jeff Abbott
It's not at all uncommon for a writer to get a ton of publicity for one book and then not get as much for the next one. I don't worry about that because I try to worry about the one single part of the job I can control: the writing of the book. If I do that well, I feel, good tidings generally will follow and readers will stick with me.
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Jennifer Aniston
One tradition I have with my friends is that when one of us gets married, we have a ton of fragrance oils and pretty bottles at the bachelorette party. Everyone puts a drop or two in a bottle for the bride and makes a wish, and the bride wears our creation on her wedding day.
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Carmelo Anthony
Of course I want to take the last shot, let's be quite frank: I've been doing for nine years already, and I've made a ton of them.
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Jay Baruchel
I enjoy acting, and it's given me a ton of happiness and it's affected my life and my family's lives in ways that we just can't imagine.
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Samuel Beckett
Just under the surface I shall be, all together at first, then separate and drift, through all the earth and perhaps in the end through a cliff into the sea, something of me. A ton of worms in an acre, that is a wonderful thought, a ton of worms, I believe it.
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Lewis Black
The worst thing about Halloween is, of course, candy corn. It's unbelievable to me. Candy corn is the only candy in the history of America that's never been advertised. And there's a reason. All of the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911. And so, since nobody eats that stuff, every year there's a ton of it left over.
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Ruben Blades
They're making a ton of money, and no one is getting a nickel.
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Kurt Braunohler
For people who mourn for old Times Square - hey, there's a ton of places in the city still like that! Get on the train and go visit them!
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Hilarie Burton
I move around a lot. I've lived in a ton of different places - and only for a month or two at a time. I have a deep, rabid curiosity, so I like having a gypsy life.
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Lizzy Caplan
There's definitely a luxury to the fluidity of not being a mega-star. I've done a ton of really, really odd, off-the-wall movies. There's this movie I did called 'Queens of Country' a couple of summers ago that is so bananas, and if I was at a certain level, I probably would not have done that movie.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TON»

Discover the use of ton in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ton and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ton
A construction site is the setting for a unique book that explains different systems of measurement and how we weigh things, as workmen and their equipment transport increasingly heavier objects.
‎2004
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A Ton of Crap: The Bathroom Book That's Filled to the Brim ...
If Uncle John went to college, he would've learned "A Ton of Crap".
Paul Kleinman, 2011
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Tarnished Amongst the Ton
The Secret Life of Miss Phyllida Hurst Having survived the scandal of her birth with courage and determination, the beautiful Phyllida has reached a precarious balance within the ton.
Louise Allen, 2013
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The Pyrenean Haute Route
The second edition of this detailed walking guide to an 800km trek along the Franco-Spanish border, from Hendaye to Banyuls-sur-Mer, probably the most spectacular and challenging walk in the Pyrenees and one of the classic walks in Europe.
Ton Joosten, 2010
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Le Ton Beau De Marot: In Praise of the Music of Language
Analyzes the various translations of an obscure French poem to show the endless complexity of humans and their languages
Douglas R. Hofstadter, 1998
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Lifting a Ton of Feathers: A Woman's Guide for Surviving in ...
Forewarned is forearmed, and Caplan presents a list of the forms that the maleness of the environment take: two of these are the conflict between professional and family responsibilities, and sexual harassment.
Paula J. Caplan, 1993
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Peck-A-Ton-Oka
This book recounts an emigrant family's story of success, based on previously unpublished letters.
Erwin Wetzel-Richli, 2004
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Bantam, Ford and Willys-1/4-Ton Reconnaissance Cars
The vehicles were studied in great detail. Soon, at their own expense, Ford and Willys-Overland submitted pilots for testing too. This book covers the production prototypes--Bantam BRC-40, Ford GP and the Willys MA.
Robert Notman, 2006
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Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States 1998
1 thousand cubic feet of methane = 42.28 pounds 1 thousand cubic feet carbon dioxide = 115.97 pounds 1 metric ton natural gas liquids = 11.6 barrels 1 metric ton unfinished oils = 7.46 barrels 1 metric ton alcohol = 7.94 barrels 1 metric ton ...
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I Am the Market: How to Smuggle Cocaine by the Ton, in Five ...
Told from the perspective of the formidable entrepreneurs whose tactics evolve and adapt to keep pace with shifts in the global economy, I Am the Market is a masterful exposé of a world we thought we understood—until now.
Luca Rastello, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ton is used in the context of the following news items.
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Big 303-ton load reaches Eastman Chemical site in Longview
An official with Eastman Chemical Company says the 303-ton piece of equipment arrived Thursday afternoon in Longview. The so-called "cold box" was trucked ... «WRCB-TV, Jul 15»
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The Fish and Wildlife Service Destroyed an Actual Ton of Ivory in …
Tusks carved with African motifs, trinkets silhouetted with the shapes of tigers or Chinese men, and ornamented jewelry–one ton of confiscated ivory items in ... «GovExec.com, Jun 15»
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US crushes more than a ton of ivory in Times Square
Two years ago, the United States crushed a six-ton stockpile of elephant ivory in Denver, the first time it has destroyed such large quantities. Other nations ... «CNN, Jun 15»
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Government to Crush One Ton of Ivory in Times Square
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with other organizations, will crush one ton of confiscated ivory in New York City's Times Square on June 19. «Newsweek, Jun 15»
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Bon-Ton Stores posts wider loss on higher costs
Although comparable-store sales increased for Bon-Ton Stores Inc. in the first quarter, its loss widened as some costs rose. The parent company of the Boston ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 15»
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Bon-Ton earnings rise 17% in fourth quarter
Shares of Bon-Ton Stores Inc., generally on a decline since last fall, shot up 25% Thursday after the company reported a 17% increase in fourth-quarter profits ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Mar 15»
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Ken Ton may consider boycotting state tests
KENMORE, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Ken Ton School District may consider boycotting the New York State's standardized tests in April. It would be in protest of ... «wivb.com, Mar 15»
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'Ton of stolen stuff' found in Burien home; 2 arrested
Seattle Major Crimes Task Force Captain Eric Sano says they found “a ton of stolen stuff.” The investigation of burglaries in north Seattle, Queen Anne and ... «Q13 FOX, Mar 15»
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“Half Ton Killer” drops 800lbs to care for kids after sister confesses
Mayra Rosales, 34, was dubbed the “Half Ton Killer.” She has now lost 800lbs and her sister has confessed to killing the toddler. Rosales' 2-year-old nephew ... «fox2now.com, Feb 15»
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Bon-Ton says same-store sales were strong during holiday season
Bon-Ton Stores Inc. said same-store sales — sales at stores open at least year — jumped 5.3% during the nine-week stretch compared with a year earlier. «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan 15»

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