from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The number of tons of water that a ship displaces when afloat.
- n. The capacity of a merchant ship in units of 100 cubic feet.
- n. A duty or charge per ton on cargo, as at a port or canal.
- n. The total shipping of a country or port, figured in tons, with reference to carrying capacity.
- n. Weight measured in tons.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The number of tons of water that a floating ship displaces.
- n. The capacity of a ship's hold etc in units of 100 cubic feet.
- n. The number of tons of bombs dropped in a particular region over a particular period of time.
- n. A charge made on each ton of cargo when landed etc.
- n. The total shipping of a fleet or nation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The weight of goods carried in a boat or a ship.
- n. The cubical content or burden of a vessel, or vessels, in tons; or, the amount of weight which one or several vessels may carry. See Ton, n. (b).
- n. A duty or impost on vessels, estimated per ton, or, a duty, toll, or rate payable on goods per ton transported on canals.
- n. The whole amount of shipping estimated by tons. See Ton.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The weight of goods carried in a boat or ship.
- n. The carrying capacity of a ship expressed in cubic tons.
- n. A duty or impost on ships, formerly estimated at so much per ton of freight, but now proportioned to the registered size of the vessels.
- n. The ships of a port or nation collectively estimated by their capacity in tons: as, the tonnage of the United States.
- To levy tonnage upon.
- To have capacity or tonnage: followed by an accusative of quantity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tax imposed on ships that enter the US; based on the tonnage of the ship
If the amount of tonnage is not met to meet those cost obligations, the City has to make up the difference.
Under all that tonnage is a slimmer cylinder with a lower and an upper chamber, both of which were outfitted with measuring instruments.
And freight tonnage is forecast to increase from 2.2 million to 5 million.
They have delayed starting service until November 2002 as they have decided to add new tonnage from the start of service instead of using their existing resources.
It would take more than a mathematician and all sorts of gadgets to estimate the results in tonnage or calories, and there is no way of estimating the uplift Seed gave the hopeless populations.
Her production of gypsum in the amount of tonnage is almost eight times that of 1918; salt, more than three times; our coal production remains constant at about 15 million tons.
To give Japan naval equality in tonnage means giving Japan naval superiority in the Pacific and that, neither Great Britain or the United States is willing to concede.
A relatively large proportion of British tonnage is concerned in the prosperity of that whole line of communication.
It makes a difference in the carrying capacity of the vessels on the lakes of three million tons a year, and the average rate on tonnage is 68 cents a ton; that is, a loss of between two and three million dollars a year on that item alone, by reason of taking from the depth of the harbours and channels.
Far from becoming exhausted, more and more tonnage is being disclosed.