English

Definition of carton noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    carton

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈkɑːtn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrtn//
     
     
    jump to other results
  1. 1a light cardboard or plastic box or pot for holding goods, especially food or liquid; the contents of a carton a milk carton/a carton of milk
  2. 2(North American English) a large container in which goods are packed in smaller containers a carton of cigarettes
  3. Word Origin early 19th cent.: from French, from Italian cartone, from carta, from Latin carta, charta, from Greek khartēs ‘papyrus leaf’.Extra examples The soup is sold in cartons. Why are these milk cartons so difficult to open? a carton of milk/​fruit juice/​ice cream an empty milk carton
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: carton