Astonishment vs Ton - What's the difference?

astonishment | ton |

As nouns the difference between astonishment and ton

is that astonishment is amazement, great surprise while ton is lineage, ancestry.




  • amazement, great surprise
  • An amazing thing or phenomenon.
  • * 1964:
  • Everything he had seen so far--the great chocolate river, the waterfall, the huge sucking pipes, the candy meadows, the Oompa-Loompas, the beautiful pink boat, and most of all, Mr. Willy Wonka himself--had been so astonishing that he began to wonder whether there could possibly be anymore astonishments left.



    (wikipedia ton)

    Etymology 1

    Variant of .


    (en noun)
  • A unit of weight (mass) equal to 2240 pounds (a long ton) or 2000 pounds (a short ton) or 1000 kilograms (a metric ton).
  • A unit of volume; register ton.
  • In refrigeration and air conditioning, a unit of thermal power defined as 12,000 BTU/ (about 3.514 kW or 3024 kcal/h), originally the rate of cooling provided by uniform isothermal melting of one short ton of ice per day at 32 °F (0 °C).
  • (colloquial, hyperbole) A large amount.
  • I’ve got a ton of work to do.
    I've got tons of work to do.
  • (slang) A speed of 100 mph.
  • (slang) One hundred pounds sterling.
  • (cricket) One hundred runs.
  • (darts) One hundred points.
  • Synonyms
    * (large amount) heap, load, pile * (one-hundred runs) century * See also
    Derived terms
    * displacement ton * long ton * measurement ton * metric ton (tonne) * register ton * short ton

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) , from (etyl) tonus.


  • Fashion, the current style, the vogue.
  • (Byron)
  • * Thackeray
  • If our people of ton are selfish, at any rate they show they are selfish.
  • Fashionable society; those in style.
  • Etymology 3


    (en noun)
  • The common tunny, or house mackerel.
  • Anagrams

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