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Definition of "carton" [car•ton]

  • Any of various containers made from cardboard or coated paper: cans packed in cartons; a milk carton. (noun)
  • The contents of a carton: dyed the whole carton of eggs. (noun)
  • To place (something) in a carton. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "carton" in a sentence
  • "It’s a mix of everyone from the poor to the politicians, from those whose homes are covered in carton to those living behind the gates."
  • "But don't be surprised to see your cartoon -- cartoon -- carton, that is, of orange juice become more expensive."
  • "The twelve eggs in a carton are the twelve disciples."