- Proper noun. An alternative (former) name for Guangzhou in China.
- Proper noun. An alternative (former) name for Guangdong in China.
- Proper noun. (surname, topographical) of French or Galician derivation.
- Noun. A division of a political unit.
- Noun. A subdivision of a flag, the rectangular inset on the upper hoist (i.e., flagpole) side (e.g., the stars of the US national flag are in a canton).
- Verb. To delineate as a separate district.