Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word ton. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in ton.
Definitions and meaning of ton
Variant of tun(“cask”), influenced by Old Frenchtonne(“ton”).
A unit of weight (mass) equal to 2240 pounds (a long ton) or 2000 pounds (a short ton) or 1000 kilograms (a metric ton).
A unit of volume; register ton.
In refrigeration and air conditioning, a unit of thermal power defined as 12,000 BTU/h (about 3.514 kW or 3024 kcal/h), originally the rate of cooling provided by uniform isothermal melting of one short ton of ice per day at 32 °F (0 °C).
(colloquial, hyperbolic) A large amount.
I’ve got a ton of work to do.
I've got tons of work to do.
(slang) A speed of 100 mph.
(slang) One hundred pounds sterling.
(cricket) One hundred runs.
(darts, snooker, etc.) One hundred points scored.
(large amount):heap, load, pile
See also Thesaurus:lot
Borrowed from Frenchton(“manner”), from Latintonus. Doublet of tone, tune, andtonus.
(UK) IPA(key): /tɔ̃/, /tɒn/
Fashion, the current style, the vogue.
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If our people of ton are selfish, at any rate they show they are selfish.
The use of ton and the other possessive determiners is mostly archaic in the majority of dialects, with articulated possessive pronouns (e.g. el meu) mostly being used in their stead. However, mon, ton, and son are still widely used before certain nouns referring to family members and some affective nouns, such as amic, casa, and vida. Which nouns actually find use with the possessive determiners depends greatly on the locale.
The standard masculine plural form is tos, but tons can be found in some dialects.
şontuq ton: short fur
From Englishton, variant of tun(“cask”).
tonc or n (singular definitetonnetortonnen, plural indefinitetonortons, abbreviationt)
ton(unit of weight)
kilo, kilogram, kg
From Middle Dutchtonne.
tonf (pluraltonnen, diminutivetonnetjen)
100,000 of some monetary unit, particularly guilders
Dat zou zeker een ton kosten.
Dat zou zeker een ton euro kosten.
140.000 euro is bijna drie ton gulden
A large amount.
Hij leende tonnen met geld. - He borrowed large amounts of money.
(colloquial)Genitive singular form of toi.
(colloquial)Accusative singular form of toi.
From Old Frenchton, tos, from Latintuus, from Proto-Indo-European*towos.
(possessive) Your, thy (used to qualify masculine nouns and before vowel).
Tu as pensé à prendre ton livre? — Did you think to take your book?
Ton écriture est jolie. — Your writing is nice.
1 Also used before feminine adjectives and nouns beginning with a vowel or mute h.
2 Also used as the polite singular form.
Borrowed from Latintonus. Doublet of tonus, a later borrowing.
Tone (sound of a particular frequency).
(music) Tone (interval).
Il y a unton entre doetré — Doh and ray are separated by one tone.
Tone (manner of speaking).
Je n'aime pas leton sur lequel tu me parles! — I don’t like your tone! or I don’t like the way you are talking to me!
Tone, shade (of colour).
Différents tonsderouge. — Several shades of red.
“ton” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
From Latintonus, from Ancient Greekτόνος(tónos). Compare Italiantuono, Romanschtun, tung, Dalmatiantun, Romaniantun.
From Latinthunnus, from Ancient Greekθύννος(thúnnos). Compare Italiantonno.
Ultimately borrowed from Latintonus. Compare Frenchton, Italiantono.
Borrowed from Englishton.
ton(unit of weight)
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