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Canton meaning

canton - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. a city on the Zhu Jiangi delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep- water port
  2. 2. provide housing for ( military personnel)
  3. 3. A song or canto
  4. 4. A small portion; a division; a compartment.
  5. 5. A small community or clan.
  6. 6. A small territorial district; esp. one of the twenty- two independent states which form the Swiss federal republic; in France, a subdivision of an arrondissement. See Arrondissement.
  7. 7. A division of a shield occupying one third part of the chief, usually on the dexter side, formed by a perpendicular line from the top of the shield, meeting a horizontal line from the side.
  8. 8. To divide into small parts or districts; to mark off or separate, as a distinct portion or division.
  9. 9. To allot separate quarters to, as to different parts or divisions of an army or body of troops.
  10. 10. Cantonal.
  11. 11. Division of a country; a Swiss republic.
  12. 12. To divide intocantons.

canton - examples of usage

  1. After the cargo was discharged I went up to Canton. - "Narrative of a Voyage to India; of a Shipwreck on board the Lady Castlereagh; and a Description of New South Wales", W. B. Cramp.
  2. Canton is a large and populous city, situated in one of the first rivers in the empire. - "Narrative of a Voyage to India; of a Shipwreck on board the Lady Castlereagh; and a Description of New South Wales", W. B. Cramp.
  3. He had but one wife, he said, and his home was in Canton. - "A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas", Fanny Loviot.
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