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English noun: Canton

1. Canton (location) a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep-water port

SynonymsGuangzhou, Kuangchou, Kwangchow

Instance hypernymcity, metropolis, port, urban center

Part meronymCathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China

2. canton (location) a small administrative division of a country

Broader (hypernym)administrative district, administrative division, territorial division

Narrower (hyponym)Swiss canton

English verb: canton

1. canton (stative) provide housing for (military personnel)

Synonymsbillet, quarter

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)accommodate, lodge

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

2. canton (social) divide into cantons, of a country

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)carve up, dissever, divide, separate, split, split up

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