Noun(1) a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep-water port(2) a small administrative division of a country
Verb(1) provide housing for (military personnel(2) divide into cantons, of a country
(1) All of them included a St George's cross, sometimes overall but mostly in the upper, inner quarter - the canton as it is known in heraldry.(2) 3 The canton of Paraiso sits in the province of Cartago, but the Ministry of Agriculture distinguishes between various production regions in the country for the purpose of programming.(3) Together, they in turn promoted an enhanced consciousness of belonging to an imagined community existing beyond the canton - to nationalism.(4) The capital of the new canton , however, was located at its south-western corner, where the major Iron Age stronghold at Chichester was succeeded by the Roman town of Noviomagus.(5) The Australian flag of course features the British union flag in the canton , a flag which signifies, intrinsically, the union of the English, Irish and Scottish nations.(6) Gaza is also divided into three separate cantons .(7) As for the Camp David offer, Palestinians argue that it would have left them with a series of non-contiguous cantons , not a real state.(8) At least three cantons - Bern, Geneva and Zurich - began changing the nationality designation of Taiwanese when issuing or renewing their residence permits about two months ago.(9) Some cantons , such as those of eastern Switzerland and Geneva, NeuchÔö£├│tel, and Valais, apply their own stricter limits, however, and national average yields are about the same as in France.(10) Alongside the BiH state elections, there were also elections to the parliaments at entity level and in the Croat-Muslim Federation's cantons .(11) He wants Zurich to act as a model for other cantons after the justice ministry refused to tackle the subject until 2007.(12) One promising arrangement could be a confederation of independently governed areas or cantons , to be established in the territory between the Jordan and the Mediterranean.(13) Radicals wanted to abolish cantonal sovereignty, which served only to shore up the local oligarchies, and to move towards a democratic, unitary republic like the Helvetic Republic imposed by the French in 1798.(14) Many of the most popular card games in Switzerland, especially in the German speaking cantons , belong to the Jass group, and are played with characteristic Swiss cards, which have come to be known as Jass cards.(15) Of the twenty-six cantons , twenty-two are officially monolingual.(16) On August 1, 1291, three Alpine cantons swore the oath of confederation, an act that later came to be regarded as the foundation of Switzerland.