Pronunciation: kăn
1.an obs. form of began, imp. & p. p. of Begin, sometimes used in old poetry. [See Gan.]
With gentle words he can faile gree.
- Spenser.
n.1.A drinking cup; a vessel for holding liquids.
Fill the cup and fill can,
Have a rouse before the morn.
- Tennyson.
2.A vessel or case of tinned iron or of sheet metal, of various forms, but usually cylindrical; as, a can of tomatoes; an oil can; a milk can.
v. t.1.To preserve by putting in sealed cans
[imp. & p. p. Canned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Canning.]
Canned goods
a general name for fruit, vegetables, meat, or fish, preserved in hermetically sealed cans.
v. t. & i.1.To know; to understand.
[imp. Could .]
I can rimes of Rodin Hood.
- Piers Plowman.
I can no Latin, quod she.
- Piers Plowman.
2.To be able to do; to have power or influence.
The will of Him who all things can.
- Milton.
For what, alas, can these my single arms?
- Shak.
Mæcænas and Agrippa, who can most with Cæsar.
- Beau. & Fl.
3.To be able; - followed by an infinitive without to; as, I can go, but do not wish to.
Noun1.Cancan - airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
Synonyms: tin can, tin
2.can - the quantity contained in a can
Synonyms: canful
3.Cancan - a buoy with a round bottom and conical top
Synonyms: can buoy
4.Cancan - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
5.Cancan - a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
6.Cancan - a room equipped with toilet facilities
Verb1.can - preserve in a can or tin; "tinned foods are not very tasty"
Synonyms: tin, put up
2.can - terminate the employment of; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
CAN - Cancel
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Can buoy
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can of worms
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