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  1. a British unit of weight equivalent to 2240 pounds Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. pl. of Toe. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The common tunny, or house mackerel. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The prevailing fashion or mode; vogue; as, things of ton. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A measure of weight or quantity. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The weight of twenty hundredweight. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A measure of weight, usually twenty hundredweight; the weight of 2,240 pounds, used in Great Britain, commonly called a long ton; the weight of 2,000 pounds, used in America, often called a short ton; a unit of measurement for cargo space in ships, equal to one hundred cubic feet; as, a ship of 6,000 tons burden. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A barrel, hence a barrel-full: 20 cwt. or 2240 lbs. avoir. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. The prevailing fashion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Weight of 2240, or 2000, pounds avoirdupois; 40 cubic feet. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. A measure of weight, either 2,000 pounds (a short ton), or 2,240 pounds (a long ton). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A measure of 40 to 100 cubic feet. See TONNAGE. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Tone; style; votaries of fashion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A weight of 20 cwts. or 2,240 lbs.; in ships, 40 cubic feet. See Tun. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. The prevailing fashion; the fashion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. A weight of 20 cwt.; in ship-measuring, 40 cubic feet, by which the burden of a ship is estimated. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. The prevailing fashion; high mode. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. The common tunny, or horse mackerel. dictgcide_fs
  22. tun, n. a measure of capacity, varying with the substance measured--timber, wheat, gravel, lime, coke, &c.--in the carrying capacity of ships, 40 cubic feet: a measure of weight, equal to 20 cwt. or 2240 lb. avoirdupois. [A.S. tunne, a vat, tub; Ger. tonne, cask.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. ton, n. fashion, style.--adj. TON'ISH, stylish.--adv. TON'ISHLY. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. Measure of weight, 2240 or (United States, also short t.) 2000 lb. avoirdupois; metric t., 1000 kilograms; measure of capacity (often varying) for timber (40ft), stone (16 cub. ft), salt (42 bushels), lime (40 bushels), coke (28 bushels), wheat (20 bushels). wine (see TUN), &c.; internal cubic capacity (100 cub. ft) or carrying capacity (40 cub. ft) of ship; (colloq.) large number or amount, as bag weighs (half) a t. (several pounds, ounces, &c.), tt. of people, have asked him tt. of times. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. Prevailing mode, fashion, as in the t., BON TON. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. [A.S.] A ton of tonnage is a certain number of cubic feet of the space which a vessel has disposable for stowage ; it is frequently reckoned at thirty-five cubic feet, that being assumed as the volume of a ton of sea-water ; sometimes at forty cubic feet. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  27. [A.S.] A weight of 20 hundredweights or 2240 pounds. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  28. n. [French] The prevailing fashion or mode; vogue. Cabinet Dictionary
  29. n. [Anglo-Saxon, German] The weight of twenty cwts. or 2240 pounds avoirdupois;-a wine measure of capacity equal to two pipes or 252 gallons : a tun;-in navigation, a certain weight or space, as a measure of capacity, being forty two cubic feet, by which the burden of a ship is estimated;-a certain quantity of timber, consisting of 40 solid feet if round, or 54 feet if square. Cabinet Dictionary

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