• Canton Definition & Synonyms
- (v. i.) To allot separate quarters to, as to different parts or divisions of an army or body of troops.
- (v. i.) To divide into small parts or districts; to mark off or separate, as a distinct portion or division.
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) A small portion; a division; a compartment.
- (n.) A small community or clan.
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) A song or canto
• Canton crape Definition & Synonyms
- () A soft, white or colored silk fabric, of a gauzy texture and wavy appearance, used for ladies scarfs, shawls, bonnet trimmings, etc.; -- called also Oriental crape.
• Cantoned Definition & Synonyms
- (a.) Having a charge in each of the four corners; -- said of a cross on a shield, and also of the shield itself.
- (imp. & p. p.) of Canton
- (a.) Having the angles marked by, or decorated with, projecting moldings or small columns; as, a cantoned pier or pilaster.