TON MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Ton Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The weight of twenty hundredweight.
  2. (n.) The prevailing fashion or mode; vogue; as, things of ton.
  3. (n.) 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.
  4. (n.) 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.
  5. () pl. of Toe.
  6. (n.) The common tunny, or house mackerel.
  7. (n.) A measure of weight or quantity.


• Tone Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The condition of normal balance of a healthy plant in its relations to light, heat, and moisture.
  2. (n.) Quality, with respect to attendant feeling; the more or less variable complex of emotion accompanying and characterizing a sensation or a conceptual state; as, feeling tone; color tone.
  3. (n.) Color quality proper; -- called also hue. Also, a gradation of color, either a hue, or a tint or shade.
  4. (n.) A sound considered as to pitch; as, the seven tones of the octave; she has good high tones.
  5. (n.) The peculiar quality of sound in any voice or instrument; as, a rich tone, a reedy tone.
  6. (v. t.) To utter with an affected tone.
  7. (n.) That state of a body, or of any of its organs or parts, in which the animal functions are healthy and performed with due vigor.
  8. (n.) Sound, or the character of a sound, or a sound considered as of this or that character; as, a low, high, loud, grave, acute, sweet, or harsh tone.
  9. (v. t.) To bring, as a print, to a certain required shade of color, as by chemical treatment.
  10. (n.) The general effect of a picture produced by the combination of light and shade, together with color in the case of a painting; -- commonly used in a favorable sense; as, this picture has tone.
  11. (n.) A mode or tune or plain chant; as, the Gregorian tones.
  12. (v. t.) To give tone, or a particular tone, to; to tune. See Tune, v. t.
  13. (n.) General or prevailing character or style, as of morals, manners, or sentiment, in reference to a scale of high and low; as, a low tone of morals; a tone of elevated sentiment; a courtly tone of manners.
  14. (n.) Tenor; character; spirit; drift; as, the tone of his remarks was commendatory.
  15. (n.) Accent, or inflection or modulation of the voice, as adapted to express emotion or passion.
  16. (n.) A whining style of speaking; a kind of mournful or artificial strain of voice; an affected speaking with a measured rhythm ahd a regular rise and fall of the voice; as, children often read with a tone.
  17. (n.) State of mind; temper; mood.
  18. (n.) The larger kind of interval between contiguous sounds in the diatonic scale, the smaller being called a semitone as, a whole tone too flat; raise it a tone.
  19. (n.) Tonicity; as, arterial tone.


Synonyms:
Feel, Feeling, Flavor, Look, Note, Quality, Shade, Smell, Spirit, Step, Strengthen, Timber, Timbre, Tincture, Tint, Tonicity, Tonus,

• Tonsure Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The shaven corona, or crown, which priests wear as a mark of their order and of their rank.
  2. (n.) The first ceremony used for devoting a person to the service of God and the church; the first degree of the clericate, given by a bishop, abbot, or cardinal priest, consisting in cutting off the hair from a circular space at the back of the head, with prayers and benedictions; hence, entrance or admission into minor orders.
  3. (n.) The act of clipping the hair, or of shaving the crown of the head; also, the state of being shorn.


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