• (British) IPA: /ˈkɑːtən/, /ˈkɑːtn̩/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkɑɹtn̩/, [ˈkʰɑɹʔn̩]


  1. An inexpensive, disposable box-like container fashioned from either paper, paper with wax-covering (wax paper), or other lightweight material.
    Synonyms: cardboard box, container, package
    a carton of milk
  2. A pack of cigarettes, usually ten, wrapped in cellophane or packed in a light cardboard box.
    Synonyms: pack
  3. (Australia) A cardboard box that holds (usually 24) beer bottles or cans.
    Synonyms: case
    • 2009 October 19, Oliver O'Connell, in "Message From Mr Yunupingu"
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  4. (archaic) A kind of thin pasteboard.
  5. (archaic) A small disc within the bullseye of a target.
  6. (archaic) A shot that strikes this disc.
  • French: carton
  • German: Karton
  • Portuguese: caixa/embalagem de papel
  • Russian: коро́бка
Translations Verb

carton (cartons, present participle cartoning; past and past participle cartoned)

  1. To put in a carton.

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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