What does carton mean?

Definitions for carton
ˈkɑr tncar·ton

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carton, cartonfulnoun

    the quantity contained in a carton

  2. cartonnoun

    a box made of cardboard; opens by flaps on top


  1. cartonnoun

    An inexpensive, disposable box-like creation fashioned from either paper, paper with wax-covering (wax paper), or other lightweight material. It is designed to hold things for a short period of time and be discarded or recycled after use.

  2. Etymology: From carton.


  1. Carton

    A carton is a box or container usually made of liquid packaging board, paperboard and sometimes of corrugated fiberboard. Many types of cartons are used in packaging. Sometimes a carton is also called a box.


  1. carton

    A carton is a type of packaging suitable for storing and transporting goods. It is typically made from rigid material like thick paper, cardboard, or plastic, and is usually rectangular in shape. Cartons are often used for items such as milk, eggs, beverages, and other perishable or non-perishable goods.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cartonnoun

    pasteboard for paper boxes; also, a pasteboard box

  2. Etymology: [F. See Cartoon.]


  1. Carton

    Carton is the name of certain types of containers typically made from tetra pak and paperboard which is also sometimes known as cardboard. Many types of cartons are used in packaging. Sometimes a carton is also called a box.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Carton

    kär′ton, n. a thin pasteboard, a box made from such: a small disc within the bull's-eye of the target, a shot that strikes this.—ns. Car′tonnage, pasteboard: the outer covering of a mummy; Car′ton-pierre′, statuary pasteboard, a kind of papier-maché. [Fr. See Cartoon.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Carton is ranked #24787 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Carton surname appeared 1,005 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Carton.

    89.3% or 898 total occurrences were White.
    4.6% or 47 total occurrences were Black.
    3.8% or 39 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1% or 11 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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Anagrams for carton »

  1. cantor

  2. contra

  3. Contra

  4. craton

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carton in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carton in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of carton in a Sentence

  1. Rich Hall, "Sniglets":

    Lactomangulation, n.: Manhandling the "open here" spout on a milk carton so badly that one has to resort to using the "illegal" side.

  2. Michael Castellano:

    The catering company was removing their items onto Worth Street — there was a truck there, we now know, [They were] using the bench closer to the curb as kind of like the wait station… and left that item there in the red carton.

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