Canton

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (places in China) enPR: kǎnʹtǒnʹ, IPA(key): /ˌkænˈtɒn/
  • (most places elsewhere) IPA(key): /ˈkæntən/

Proper noun[edit]

Canton

  1. Several places in China:
    1. (dated) Guangzhou, the capital and largest city of Guangdong, China.
    • 1895, Rosswell Hobart Graves, Forty Years in China: Or, China in Transition[1], Baltimore: R. H. Woodward Company, page 14-15:
      Though much of the mountain land is still in forest and not occupied by man, the fertile valleys and extended plains are very thickly settled, so that China’s population to the square mile is very great. The most populous city is probably Canton, with a million and a half inhabitants, then comes Peking, the capital, and other seaports and centers of population, as Shanghai, Foochow, Han-kow, etc.
    • 1920, Cades Alfred Middleton Smith, The British in China and Far Eastern Trade[2], London: Constable & Co. Ltd., page 23:
      The earliest pioneer of British free trade in Canton was Mr. William Jardine, founder of the still flourishing firm of Jardine, Matheson, and Co., who visited China off and on between the years 1802 and 1818, and resided in Canton continuously from 1820 to January 31, 1839.
    • 1938, Robert Berkov, Strong Man of China: The Story of Chiang Kai-shek[3], Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, page 49:
      Four days later Chiang Kai-shek, now commander-in-chief of the garrisons in Canton, was in full control of the city. The left wing of the Kuomintang was firmly established in power, and Chiang was its acknowledged head.
    • 1974, J. Roby Kidd, Whilst Time is Burning[4], International Development Research Centre, page 51:
      In China, a combination of television, radio, posters, inexpensive print is used with great effectiveness as reenforcement for programs to teach Mandarin Chinese. I have observed this admirable program in Canton.
    • 1979 May 6, “Human rights group”, in Free China Weekly[5], volume XX, number 17, Taipei, page 3:
      A handbill strongly condemning Teng Hsiao-ping was circulated in Kwangtung early last month by a human rights group based in Fushan near Canton according to an intelligence report.
    • Chinese traders, mostly from the southern ports of Amoy (Hsia-men) and Canton, took raw silk, fabrics, and apparel to Manila, where these cargoes were sold for silver and carried back for sale in the New World.
    • 2013, David Mayers, FDR's Ambassadors and the Diplomacy of Crisis[7], Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 22:
      He consequently denounced the naval and air assaults on Shanghai, the injuries visited upon Nanjing, and later (June 1938) the aerial bombardment of Canton.
    1. (dated) Guangdong, a province of China.
    2. (dated) the Pearl River, a river in southern China.
  2. A hamlet in Ontario, Canada.
  3. Several places in the United States:
    1. A former settlement in El Dorado County, California.
    2. A town in Hartford County, Connecticut.
    3. A city, the county seat of Cherokee County, Georgia.
    4. A city in Fulton County, Illinois.
    5. An unincorporated community in Washington Township, Washington County, Indiana.
    6. An unincorporated community in Jackson County and Jones County, Iowa.
    7. A small city in McPherson County, Kansas; named for the city in Ohio.
    8. A small town in Oxford County, Maine; named for the town in Massachusetts.
    9. A neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland.
    10. A town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
    11. A township in Wayne County, Michigan.
    12. A tiny city in Fillmore County, Minnesota; named for the city in Ohio.
    13. A city, the county seat of Madison County, Mississippi.
    14. A small city in Lewis County, Missouri; named for the city in Ohio.
    15. A submerged ghost town in Broadwater County, Montana.
    16. An unincorporated community in Lower Alloways Creek Township, Salem County, New Jersey.
    17. A town and village in St. Lawrence County, New York.
    18. A town in Haywood County, North Carolina; named for the city in Ohio.
    19. A city, the county seat of Stark County, Ohio.
    20. A small town in Blaine County, Oklahoma.
    21. A borough of Bradford County, Pennsylvania; named for the town in Massachusetts.
    22. A city, the county seat of Lincoln County, South Dakota.
    23. A city, the county seat of Van Zandt County, Texas.
    24. An unincorporated community in Doddridge County, West Virginia.
    25. A small town in Buffalo County, Wisconsin.
    26. An unincorporated community in Barron County, Wisconsin.
  4. An inner city district and community in Cardiff, Wales (OS grid ref ST1676).
  5. A topographical surname, from French of French or Galician origin.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese Cantão, from Chinese 廣東 (Guǎngdōng).

Proper noun[edit]

Canton f

  1. Guangzhou (the capital and largest city of Guangdong, China)
  2. Guangdong (a province of China)

Usage notes[edit]

Although "Canton" may be dated in English, it is current in French.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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From Portuguese Cantão, from Chinese 廣東广东 (Guǎngdōng).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kanˈtɔn/[1]
  • Hyphenation: Can‧tòn

Proper noun[edit]

Canton f

  1. Guangzhou (the capital and largest city of Guangdong, China)
  2. Guangdong (a province of China)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has articles on:
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From English Canton.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɛn.ton/[1]
  • Hyphenation: Can‧ton

Proper noun[edit]

Canton ?

  1. A hamlet in Ontario, Canada
  2. A city, the county seat of Stark County, Ohio
  3. Several other places in the United States:
    1. A former settlement in El Dorado County, California
    2. A town in Hartford County, Connecticut
    3. A city, the county seat of Cherokee County, Georgia
    4. A city in Fulton County, Illinois
    5. An unincorporated community in Washington Township, Washington County, Indiana
    6. An unincorporated community in Jackson County and Jones County, Iowa
    7. A small city in McPherson County, Kansas
    8. A small town in Oxford County, Maine
    9. A neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland
    10. A town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    11. A township in Wayne County, Michigan
    12. A tiny city in Fillmore County, Minnesota
    13. A city, the county seat of Madison County, Mississippi.
    14. A small city in Lewis County, Missouri
    15. A submerged ghost town in Broadwater County, Montana.
    16. An unincorporated community in Lower Alloways Creek Township, Salem County, New Jersey
    17. A town and village in St. Lawrence County, New York.
    18. A town in Haywood County, North Carolina
    19. A small town in Blaine County, Oklahoma
    20. A borough of Bradford County, Pennsylvania
    21. A city, the county seat of Lincoln County, South Dakota
    22. A city, the county seat of Van Zandt County, Texas
    23. An unincorporated community in Doddridge County, West Virginia
    24. A small town in Buffalo County, Wisconsin
    25. An unincorporated community in Barron County, Wisconsin
  4. An inner city district and community in Cardiff, Wales (OS grid ref ST1676)
  5. A surname in English
  1. 1.0 1.1 Canton in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)