from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tall tree (Cedrela toona) of tropical Asia and Australia, having dark red, aromatic wood.
  • n. The wood of this tree.
  • n. Informal A cartoon, especially an animated cartoon.
  • n. Informal A character in an animated cartoon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cartoon, especially an animated television show.
  • n. A player's avatar or visible character in a massively multiplayer online role-playing game.
  • n. A southeast Asian and Australian tree (Cedrela toona) of the mahogany family with fragrant dark red wood and flowers that yield a dye
  • n. the wood of this tree
  • n. A town.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pl. of toe.
  • n. The reddish brown wood of an East Indian tree (Cedrela Toona) closely resembling the Spanish cedar; also. the tree itself.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete form of tone.
  • n. A dialectal form of town.
  • n. An East Indian tree, Cedrela Toona, found also in Java and Australia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a film made by photographing a series of cartoon drawings to give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid sequence


Hindi tūn, from Sanskrit tunnaḥ, variant of tuṇiḥ.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Abbreviation of cartoon. (Wiktionary)
From Hindi  (tūn), from Sanskrit  (tunnah). (Wiktionary)
Dialectal variant of town. (Wiktionary)



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  • Of or pertaining to the city of Newcastle in England. This term derives from the characteristic Geordie pronunciation of town as toon. The supporters of Newcastle United Football Club are known as toons. Collectively, The Toon Army.

    November 28, 2007