ton

ton
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[[t]tʌn[/t]]
n.
1) wam a unit of weight, equivalent to 2000 pounds (0.907 metric ton) avoirdupois
(short ton) in the U.S. and 2240 pounds (1.016 metric tons) avoirdupois(long ton) in Great Britain.
2) wam
Also called freight ton a unit of volume for freight that weighs one ton, varying with the type of freight measured, as 40 cubic feet of oak timber or 20 bushels of wheat.
3) wam
metric ton
4) wam navig.
displacement ton
5) wam navig. a unit of volume used in transportation by sea, commonly equal to 40 cubic feet (1.13 cu. m)
6) wam navig. a unit of internal capacity of ships, equal to 100 cubic feet (2.83 cu. m)
(register ton).
7) inf Often, tons. a great quantity; a lot:
a ton of jokes[/ex]
Etymology: 1350–1400; ME; var. of tun II
ton
(Fr. n), n. pl. tons(Fr. n).
1) fot high fashion; stylishness
2) fot the current fashion, style, or vogue
Etymology: 1755–65; < F < L tonus tone

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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