|Origin:||tun 'container, unit of weight' (11-21 centuries), from Old English tunne|
Related topics: Measurement
ton S3 [countable]
1 plural tons or ton written abbreviation tTM
a unit for measuring weight, equal to 2240 pounds or 1016 kilograms in Britain, and 2000 pounds or 907.2 kilograms in the US ➔ tonne
a lot of something:
I've got tons of work to do.
to be very heavy:
Your bag weighs a ton!
to get very angry with someone about something they have done
5 American English informal
to have a strong emotional effect on someone