ton

USAGE NOTE
A ton is equivalent to 970.2 kg in the United States and 1,016.06 kg in the United Kingdom.
ton(
tuhn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (unit of weight)
a. la tonelada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Police have arrested eight people and seized 1.5 tons of cocaine.La policía detuvo a ocho personas e incautó 1.5 toneladas de cocaína.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(a lot)
a. el montón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
We could avoid a ton of problems by just giving her what she wants.Podríamos evitar un montón de problemas si le damos lo que quiere ya.
3.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(unit of velocity) (United Kingdom)
a. 100 millas por hora
That guy who overtook me must have been doing a ton.Ese tipo que me adelantó ha debido estar yendo a 100 millas por hora.
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ton
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (weight)
a. la tonelada (aproximada)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (idioms)
a. (colloquial)
this suitcase weighs a tonesta maleta pesa un quintal or una tonelada
3. (colloquial)
a.
tons of…montones de…
4. (colloquial)
a.
he'll come down on you like a ton of brickste va a poner a caldo
ton [tʌn]
noun
1 (weight) tonelada (f) Brit = 1016.06kg; Can, US etc. = 907.20kg; (Brit = 1016.06kg; Can, US etc. = 907.20kg)
metric ton tonelada (f) métrica = 1.000kg; (= 1.000kg) this cargo weighs 1,000 tons esta carga pesa 1.000 toneladas; a three-ton lorry un camión de tres toneladas
to weigh a ton pesar un quintal (informal)
this suitcase weighs a ton esta maleta pesa un quintal (informal)
to come down on sb like a ton of bricks echar una bronca descomunal a algn
2
tons of sth montones (m) de algo (informal); we have tons of it at home en casa lo tenemos a montones (informal); we have tons of time nos sobra tiempo; tenemos tiempo de sobra
3 (Aut) (100mph) velocidad (f) de 100 millas por hora
to do a ton ir a 100 millas por hora
4 (Cricket) (100 runs) cien carreras (f)
He reached his ton from 71 balls with 11 fours and four sixes
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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