ton Definition

  • 1a unit of weight equal to 2,000 pounds (907.185 kilograms)
  • 2a large amount or number of something

Using ton: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "ton" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The shipment weighed over a ton.

  • Example

    I have a ton of work to do today.

  • Example

    He has a ton of money.

  • Example

    She ate a ton of food at the buffet.

ton Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for ton

Antonyms for ton

Phrases with ton

  • with great force or suddenness


    The news hit her like a ton of bricks.

  • to not have much experience


    I'm sorry, I don't have a ton of experience with this type of software.

  • very enjoyable or entertaining


    The party was a ton of fun!

Origins of ton

from Old English 'tunne', meaning 'cask'


Summary: ton in Brief

The term 'ton' [tสŒn] refers to a unit of weight equal to 2,000 pounds or a large amount of something. It is used in contexts such as shipping and finance, as well as colloquially to describe a significant quantity of something, as in 'I have a ton of work to do today.' The phrase 'a ton of bricks' describes a sudden or forceful impact, while 'a ton of fun' denotes something highly enjoyable.