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Definition 1: a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep-water port - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for canton in the sense of this definition

(canton is an instance of ...) a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts

"Ancient Troy was a great city"

(canton is an instance of ...) a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country

(... is part of canton) a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world

Definition 2: a small administrative division of a country - [noun denoting location]

(canton is a kind of ...) a district defined for administrative purposes

(... is a kind of canton ) one of the cantons of Switzerland

(canton is a kind of ...) separate into parts or portions

"divide the cake into three equal parts" "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"

Definition 4: provide housing for (military personnel) - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for canton in the sense of this definition

(canton is a kind of ...) provide housing for

"We are lodging three foreign students this semester"

(canton belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

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