verb (used with object)
Origin of canton
Definition for canton (2 of 3)
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Examples from the Web for canton
The Democrat's early voting edge in Stark means that they are confident of winning the cities of Canton, Massillon, and Alliance.Nightmare Scenario—Ohio’s Provisional Ballots May Be 2012’s Hanging Chads|John Avlon|November 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The memory of 1912, Carlisle, and Canton was as fresh as yesterday in that pre-television era.
In 1915 Thorpe started also playing and coaching the “reptile sport” of professional football in Canton, Ohio.
“I am totally undecided,” says Ryan Ayers, an independent voter who lives in Canton, Ohio and who voted for John McCain in 2008.Independents Are Growing in Number and Drifting Away From Obama|Linda Killian|December 9, 2011|DAILY BEAST
In an early 1990s, as a still-recent transplant to America, Huang drove from Tuscaloosa to Buffalo and passed Canton, Ohio.
The first mosque was built at Canton, where after several restorations, it still exists.
And can we doubt what would in that case have been the conduct of the Chinese authorities at Canton?The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
On February 25, the British proceeded to attack the inner line of forts guarding the approaches to Canton.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year|Edwin Emerson
The time occupied in the entire transport by land and river, from the Bohea country to Canton, is about six weeks or two months.
Thus in some of the valleys tributary to the Rhone in the canton Valais the following conditions occur.Modern Geography|Marion I. Newbigin
British Dictionary definitions for canton (1 of 3)
noun (ˈkæntɒn, kænˈtɒn)
Word Origin for canton
British Dictionary definitions for canton (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for canton (3 of 3)
Word Origin and History for canton
1530s, "corner, angle," from Middle French canton "piece, portion of a country" (13c.), from Italian (Lombard dialect) cantone "region," especially in the mountains, augmentative of Latin canto "section of a country," literally "corner" (see cant (n.2)). Originally in English a term in heraldry and flag descriptions; applied to the sovereign states of the Swiss republic from 1610s. Related: Cantoned.