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Noun: canton  kan-tun or kan'tón
  1. A small administrative division of a country
Verb: canton  kan-tun or kan'tón
  1. (military) provide housing for (military personnel)
    - quarter, billet
  2. Divide into cantons, of a country
Noun: Canton  kan'tón
  1. A city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep-water port
    - Guangzhou, Kuangchou, Kwangchow

Derived forms: cantoning, cantoned, cantons

Type of: accommodate, administrative district, administrative division, carve up, city, dissever, divide, lodge, metropolis, port, separate, split, split up, territorial division, urban center [US], urban centre [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: Cathay [archaic], China, Communist China, Guangdong, Guangdong province, Kwangtung, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China [informal]

Encyclopedia: Canton, Mississippi