Tons

Tons can refer to:

  • Tons River, a major river in India
  • the plural of ton, a unit of mass, force, volume, energy or power
  • short ton, 2,000 pounds, used in the United States
  • long ton, 2,240 pounds, used in countries such as United Kingdom which use the imperial system
  • metric ton, also known as tonne, 1,000 kilograms, or 2,204.6 pounds
  • slang: for many of something, "there were a ton of people at the party"
  • Tons (band), an American rock band

Famous quotes containing the word tons:

    Coal is a portable climate. It carries the heat of the tropics to Labrador and the polar circle; and it is the means of transporting itself whithersoever it is wanted. Watt and Stephenson whispered in the ear of mankind their secret, that a half-ounce of coal will draw two tons a mile, and coal carries coal, by rail and by boat, to make Canada as warm as Calcutta, and with its comfort brings its industrial power.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    A man shall perhaps rush by and trample down plants as high as his head, and cannot be said to know that they exist, though he may have cut many tons of them, littered his stables with them, and fed them to his cattle for years. Yet, if he ever favorably attends to them, he may be overcome by their beauty.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    People think that at the top there isn’t much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top.
    Margaret Thatcher (b. 1925)