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Noun: tons  túnz
Usage: informal
  1. A large number or amount
    "made tons of new friends";
    - dozens, heaps [informal], lots, piles [informal], scores, stacks [informal], loads [informal], rafts [informal], slews, wads [informal], oodles [informal], gobs [N. Amer, informal], scads [N. Amer, informal], lashings [Brit, informal], many, masses [Brit, informal]
Noun: ton  tún
  1. A United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds
    - short ton, net ton
     
  2. A British unit of weight equivalent to 2240 pounds
    - long ton, gross ton
     
  3. [informal] A large number or quantity
    - shedload [Brit, informal], truckload [informal], barrowload [informal], buttload [N. Amer, informal], gob [N. Amer, informal], bucket [informal], bucketload [informal]
     
  4. [Brit, informal] One hundred; a speed of 100 mph, 100 pounds, score of 100, etc.

Sounds like: ton, tun, tons, tuns

Type of: avoirdupois unit, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity

Part of: kiloton

Encyclopedia: Tons

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