Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun canton

2 senses of canton

Sense 1
Guangzhou, Kuangchou, Kwangchow, Canton -- (a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep-water port)
       INSTANCE OF=> city, metropolis, urban center -- (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts; "Ancient Troy was a great city")
       INSTANCE OF=> port -- (a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country)

Sense 2
canton -- (a small administrative division of a country)
       => administrative district, administrative division, territorial division -- (a district defined for administrative purposes)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb canton

2 senses of canton

Sense 1
quarter, billet, canton -- (provide housing for (military personnel))
       => lodge, accommodate -- (provide housing for; "We are lodging three foreign students this semester")

Sense 2
canton -- (divide into cantons, of a country)
       => divide, split, split up, separate, dissever, carve up -- (separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I")

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