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Definitions of canton

  1. provide housing for, of military personnel Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a small administrative division of a country Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China; a major deep-water port Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. divide into cantons, of a country Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a city on the Zhu Jiangi delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep-water port Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. provide housing for (military personnel) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. A song or canto Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A small portion; a division; a compartment. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A small community or clan. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A small territorial district; esp. one of the twenty-two independent states which form the Swiss federal republic; in France, a subdivision of an arrondissement. See Arrondissement. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A division of a shield occupying one third part of the chief, usually on the dexter side, formed by a perpendicular line from the top of the shield, meeting a horizontal line from the side. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To divide into small parts or districts; to mark off or separate, as a distinct portion or division. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To allot separate quarters to, as to different parts or divisions of an army or body of troops. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A district or division of a territory; one of the states of Switzerland. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. A small division of territory: also, its inhabitants: a division of a shield or painting. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. To divide into cantons: to allot quarters to troops. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Cantonal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Division of a country; a Swiss republic. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. To divide intocantons. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. To assign to or enter into quarters. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A district, as of the Swiss confederation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. The part of a flag next the staff. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A small division of territory; in Switzerland, a distinct state; its inhabitants; a distinct part or division, as, the canton of a painting; the corner of a heraldic shield. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To divide into cantons; to allot quarters to the different divisions of a body of troops. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. A division of a country. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. To divide into districts or cantons; to allot quarters to troops. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. kan'tun, n. a division of territory, constituting in Switzerland a separate government, in France a subdivision of an arrondissement: (her.) an ordinary of a shield, being a square occupying generally the dexter, sometimes the sinister, chief of the field.--v.t. to divide into cantons: to allot quarters to troops.--adjs. CAN'TONAL, pertaining to or divided into cantons; CAN'TONED (archit.), ornamented at the corners with projecting pilasters: (her.) placed in the midst of charges occupying the corners.--n. CAN'TONMENT (also pronounced can-t[=oo]n'ment), the temporary quarters of troops when taking part in manoeuvres or active operations: in India, permanent military towns, distinct and at some little distance from the principal cities. [O. Fr. canton; It. cantone, corner, district--canto, a corner: cf. CANT (2).] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  28. Subdivision of country; State of Swiss confederation; (Herald.) square division less than a quarter in upper corner of shield. Hence cantonal a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. Divide into cc. (-ton); (-toon) quarter (soldiers). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. [Fr.] (Her.) A square figure, occupying one-third part of the chief, generally on the dexter side. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  31. n. [Italian] A small district of territory; a division having a separate government; as, the cantons of Switzerland;—a part of a shield or painting. Cabinet Dictionary
  32. A small parcel or division of land; a small community, or clan. Complete Dictionary

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