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English

Etymology 1

Variant of tun (cask).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
ton

Plural
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  1. A unit of weight (mass) equal to 2240 pounds (a long ton) or 2000 pounds (a short ton) or 1000 kilograms (a metric ton).
  2. A unit of volume; register ton.
  3. In refrigeration and air conditioning, a unit of power required to cool one ton of water by 1 °F every 10 minutes, equal to 12,000 Btu/h (3.517 kilowatts).
  4. (colloquial; also in plural tons) A large amount.
    I’ve got a ton of work to do.
  5. (slang) A speed of 100 mph.
  6. (slang) One hundred pounds sterling.
  7. (cricket) One hundred runs.
Synonyms
Translations

one hundred runs See century

Derived terms

Etymology 2

From French ton (manner), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] tonus.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /tɔ̃/, /tɒn/

Noun

Singular
ton

Plural
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ton (-)
  1. Fashion, the current style, the vogue.
  2. Fashionable society; those in style.

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Alemannic German

Etymology

From Old Bernian tænd; compare German Zahn and Dutch tand

Noun

ton (singular genitive tones, plural tän, plural genitive tänens)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) tooth

Derived terms


Crimean Tatar

Noun

ton

  1. fur coat

Derived terms


Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

ton f. (plural: tonnen, diminutive: tonnetje)

  1. barrel
  2. 1000 kilograms
  3. 100,000 of some monetary unit, particularly guilders
    Dat zou zeker een ton kosten.
    Dat zou zeker een ton euro kosten.
    140.000 euro is bijna drie ton gulden
  4. A large amount.

Finnish

Pronoun

ton

  1. (colloquial) Genitive form of tuo.
  2. (colloquial) Accusative form of tuo.

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French

Pronunciation

Homophones

Adjective

ton m. (f.: ta; plural: tes)

  1. (possessive) you (second-person singular, used to indicate ownership of masculine nouns or of feminine nouns beginning with a vowel or an aspirated h)
    Tu as pensé à prendre ton livre? — Do you think to take your book?
    Ton écriture est jolie.Your writing is nice.

Noun

ton m. (plural tons)

  1. tone (sound of a particular frequency)
  2. (music) tone (interval)
    Il y a un ton entre do et — Doh and ray are separated by one tone.
  3. tone (manner of speaking)
    Je n'aime pas le ton sur lequel tu me parles! — I don’t like your tone! or I don’t like the way you are talking to me!
  4. tone, shade (of colour)
    Différents tons de rouge. — Several shades of red.

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

ton n.

Inflection for ton Singular Plural
neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ton tonnet ton tonnen
Genitive tons tonnets tons tonnens
IPA: tɔn
  1. metric ton
Inflection for ton Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ton tonen toner tonerna
Genitive tons tonens toners tonernas

ton c. IPA: tu:n

  1. tone (sound of a particular frequency)
  2. (music) tone (interval)
  3. tone (att hålla god ton = to behave well, also in presence of someone disliked)
  4. tone, shade (of colour)

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