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Ton vs. Kip

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Tonnoun

A unit of weight (mass) equal to 2240 pounds (a long ton) or 2000 pounds (a short ton) or 1000 kilograms (a metric ton).

Kipnoun

The untanned hide of a young or small beast, such as a calf, lamb, or young goat.

Tonnoun

A unit of volume; register ton.

Kipnoun

A bundle or set of such hides.

Tonnoun

In refrigeration and air conditioning, a unit of thermal power defined as 12,000 BTU/h (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).

Kipnoun

(obsolete) A unit of count for skins, 30 for lamb and 50 for goat.

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Tonnoun

A large amount.

‘I’ve got a ton of work to do.’; ‘I've got tons of work to do.’;

Kipnoun

The leather made from such hide; kip leather.

Tonnoun

(slang) A speed of 100 mph.

Kipnoun

A place to sleep; a rooming house; a bed.

Tonnoun

(slang) One hundred pounds sterling.

Kipnoun

Sleep, snooze, nap, forty winks, doze.

‘I’m just going for my afternoon kip.’;

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Tonnoun

(cricket) One hundred runs.

Kipnoun

A very untidy house or room.

Tonnoun

(darts) One hundred points.

Kipnoun

A brothel.

Tonnoun

Fashion, the current style, the vogue.

Kipnoun

A unit of force equal to 1000 pounds-force (lbf) (4.44822 kilonewtons or 4448.22 newtons); occasionally called the kilopound.

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Tonnoun

Fashionable society; those in style.

Kipnoun

A unit of weight, used, for example, to calculate shipping charges, equal to half a US ton, or 1000 pounds.

Ton

pl. of Toe.

Kipnoun

A unit of mass equal to 1000 avoirdupois pounds.

Tonnoun

The common tunny, or horse mackerel.

Kipnoun

The unit of currency in Laos, divided into 100 att, symbol ₭, abbreviation LAK.

Tonnoun

The prevailing fashion or mode; vogue; as, things of ton.

‘If our people of ton are selfish, at any rate they show they are selfish.’;

Kipnoun

A piece of flat wood used to throw the coins in a game of two-up.

Tonnoun

A measure of weight or quantity.

Kipnoun

(gymnastics) A basic skill or maneuver in artistic gymnastics on the uneven bars, parallel bars, high bar and still rings used, for example, as a way of mounting the bar in a front support position, or achieving a handstand from a hanging position. In its basic form, the legs are swung forward and upward by bending the hips, then suddenly down again, which gives the upward impulse to the body.

Tonnoun

The weight of twenty hundredweight.

Kipnoun

(Scotland) A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.

Tonnoun

Forty cubic feet of space, being the unit of measurement of the burden, or carrying capacity, of a vessel; as a vessel of 300 tons burden.

Kipverb

To sleep; often with the connotation of a temporary or charitable situation, or one borne out of necessity.

‘Don’t worry, I’ll kip on the sofabed.’;

Tonnoun

A certain weight or quantity of merchandise, with reference to transportation as freight; as, six hundred weight of ship bread in casks, seven hundred weight in bags, eight hundred weight in bulk; ten bushels of potatoes; eight sacks, or ten barrels, of flour; forty cubic feet of rough, or fifty cubic feet of hewn, timber, etc.

Kipverb

To snatch; take up hastily; filch

Tonnoun

a United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds

Kipverb

To hold or keep (together)

Tonnoun

a British unit of weight equivalent to 2240 pounds

Kipverb

To conduct oneself; act

Ton

The ton is a unit of measure. It has a long history and has acquired a number of meanings and uses over the years.

Kipverb

To perform the kip maneuver.

Kipnoun

The hide of a young or small beef creature, or leather made from it; kipskin.

Kipnoun

A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.

Kipnoun

A method or feat of raising the body when hanging or swinging by the arms, as for the purpose of mounting upon the horizontal bar. The legs are swung forward and upward by bending the hips, then suddenly down again, which gives the upward impulse to the body.

Kipnoun

sleep;

‘roused him from his kip’;

Kipnoun

the basic unit of money in Laos

Kipnoun

a gymnastic exercise performed starting from a position with the legs over the upper body and moving to an errect position by arching the back and swinging the legs out and down while forcing the chest upright

Kipverb

be asleep

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