- a cardboard or plastic box used typically for storage or shipping.
- the amount a carton can hold.
- the contents of a carton.
- a cardboardlike substance consisting of chewed plant material often mixed with soil, made by certain insects for building nests.
- to pack in a carton: to carton eggs for supermarket sales.
- to make or form cardboard sheets into cartons.
Origin of carton
Examples from the Web for carton
Contemporary Examples of carton
And at $29.99, lighting up all sense of parental dignity and responsibility costs less than a carton of actual cigarettes.Sexy Ebola Nurse & More of the Year’s Worst Halloween Costumes
October 30, 2014
The child was then sent on his or her way, with a piece of fruit and a carton of milk.The Schools That Starve Students to Punish Deadbeat Parents
January 30, 2014
Bella can pig out whenever there's a carton of Ben Jerry's in the freezer.Battle of the Twilight Heartthrobs
The Daily Beast
June 23, 2010
He dumped the contents onto the ground, looking all over for the carton.For Soldiers Like Me, Cigarettes and War Are Inseparable
February 3, 2009
Historical Examples of carton
"You are a good man and a true friend," said Carton, in an altered voice.
Mr. Lorry had not thought of that, and he looked quickly at Carton to see if it were in his mind.
It attracted Mr. Lorry's eyes to Carton's face, which was turned to the fire.
Mr. Carton's manner was so careless as to be almost insolent.
Mr. Carton came up at the moment, and touched Mr. Lorry on the arm.
- a cardboard box for containing goods
- a container of waxed paper or plastic in which liquids, such as milk, are sold
- a white disc at the centre of a target
- a shot that hits this disc
- to enclose (goods) in a carton
Word Origin for carton
1816, from French carton "pasteboard" (17c.), from Italian cartone "pasteboard," augmentative of Medieval Latin carta "paper" (see card (n.)). Originally the material for making paper boxes; extended 1906 to the boxes themselves. As a verb, from 1921.