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:

    The moralist and the revolutionary are constantly undermining one another. Marx exploded a hundred tons of dynamite beneath the moralist position, and we are still living in the echo of that tremendous crash. But already, somewhere or other, the sappers are at work and fresh dynamite is being tamped in place to blow Marx at the moon. Then Marx, or somebody like him, will come back with yet more dynamite, and so the process continues, to an end we cannot foresee.
    George Orwell (1903–1950)

    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)

    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)