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Definitions of canton

  1. To divide into cantons: to allot quarters to troops. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. To divide intocantons. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To divide into small parts or districts; to mark off or separate, as a distinct portion or division. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To allot separate quarters to, as to different parts or divisions of an army or body of troops. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. provide housing for, of military personnel Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. a small administrative division of a country Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China; a major deep-water port Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a city on the Zhu Jiangi delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep-water port Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. provide housing for (military personnel) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. A song or canto Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A small portion; a division; a compartment. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A small community or clan. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Cantonal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. Division of a country; a Swiss republic. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  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. A division of a country. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for canton

  1. His father was the hereditary bourreau of a Swiss canton – Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Vol. 2 by Alexis de Tocqueville
  2. The way they tried to get hold of Bessie and Zara at Canton to- day makes me feel that we've got to be very careful. – A Campfire Girl's Test of Friendship by Jane L. Stewart
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