ton

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See also: Ton, TON, tón, tòn, tợn, tôn, tốn, -ton, and -tön

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Variant of tun (cask).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ton (plural tons)

  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 thermal power defined as 12,000 BTU/h (about 3.514 kW or 3024 kcal/h), originally the rate of cooling provided by uniform isothermal melting of one short ton of ice per day at 32 °F (0 °C).
  4. (colloquial, hyperbolic) A large amount.
    I’ve got a ton of work to do.
    I've got tons of work to do.
  5. (slang) A speed of 100 mph.
  6. (slang) One hundred pounds sterling.
  7. (cricket) One hundred runs.
  8. (darts) One hundred points.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From French ton (manner), from Latin tonus.

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Noun[edit]

ton (uncountable)

  1. Fashion, the current style, the vogue.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Byron to this entry?)
    • Thackeray
      If our people of ton are selfish, at any rate they show they are selfish.
  2. Fashionable society; those in style.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

ton (plural tons)

  1. The common tunny, or house mackerel.

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Alemannic German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Bernian tænd; compare German Zahn and Dutch tand

Noun[edit]

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

  1. (Berne dialect) tooth

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Crimean Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

ton

  1. fur coat

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English ton, variant of tun (cask).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ton c, n (singular definite tonnet or tonnen, plural indefinite ton or tons, abbreviation t)

  1. ton (unit of weight)

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ton f (plural tonnen, diminutive tonnetje n)

  1. barrel
  2. ton (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.
    Hij leende tonnen met geld. - He borrowed large amounts of money.

Finnish[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ton

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

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French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin tuus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

ton m (singular)

  1. (possessive) Your, thine.
    Tu as pensé à prendre ton livre? — Did you think to take your book?
    Ton écriture est jolie.Your writing is nice.

Related terms[edit]

Possessee
Singular Plural
Masculine Feminine
Possessor Singular First person mon ma mes
Second person ton ta tes
Third person son sa ses
Plural First person notre nos
Second person votre vos
Third person leur leurs


Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Latin tonus.

Noun[edit]

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.

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin tonus. Compare Italian tuono, Romansh tun, tung, Dalmatian tun, Romanian tun.

Noun[edit]

ton m (plural tons)

  1. thunder

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin thunnus, from Ancient Greek θύννος (thunnos). Compare Italian tonno.

Noun[edit]

ton m (plural tons)

  1. tuna

Etymology 3[edit]

Ultimately borrowed from Latin tonus. Cf. French ton, Italian tono.

Noun[edit]

ton m (plural tons)

  1. tone

Hausa[edit]

Noun[edit]

tôn m

  1. ton

Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ton m (genitive toin, nominative plural toin)

  1. (biology, literature, music) tone

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
ton thon dton
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ton

  1. rōmaji reading of とん

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

ton

  1. rafsi of torni.

Old French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ton m (feminine ta, plural tes)

  1. your (second-person singular possessive pronoun)

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Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ton m

  1. (linguistics) tone

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French thon.

Noun[edit]

ton m (plural toni)

  1. tuna

Etymology 2[edit]

From French ton, from Latin tonus. Doublet of tun.

Noun[edit]

ton n (plural tonuri)

  1. tone

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tȏn m (Cyrillic spelling то̑н)

  1. tone

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ton c, n

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

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

metric ton
sound, music, behaviour, shade

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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

ton (plural tons)

  1. sound

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