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Definition of Ton

Ton

  1. pl. of Toe.
  2. The common tunny, or house mackerel.
  3. The prevailing fashion or mode; vogue; as, things of ton.
  4. A measure of weight or quantity.
  5. The weight of twenty hundredweight.
  6. Forty cubic feet of space, being the unit of measurement of the burden, or carrying capacity, of a vessel; as a vessel of 300 tons burden.
  7. A certain weight or quantity of merchandise, with reference to transportation as freight; as, six hundred weight of ship bread in casks, seven hundred weight in bags, eight hundred weight in bulk; ten bushels of potatoes; eight sacks, or ten barrels, of flour; forty cubic feet of rough, or fifty cubic feet of hewn, timber, etc.

Ton Quotations

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, I receive a ton of spam every day. Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick. It would be funny if it weren't so exciting.
Bill Gates

Now, we put out a lot of carbon dioxide every year, over 26 billion tons. For each American, it's about 20 tons. For people in poor countries, it's less than one ton. It's an average of about five tons for everyone on the planet. And, somehow, we have to make changes that will bring that down to zero.
Bill Gates

Fame hit me like a ton of bricks.
Eminem

My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
Tony Robbins
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Ton Translations

ton in Dutch is ton
ton in French is tonne
ton in German is Tonne
ton in Hungarian is tonna
ton in Portuguese is tonelada
ton in Spanish is tonel
ton in Swedish is ton = 1000kg

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