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can meaning

[ kæn, kən ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "can""can" in a sentence
  • Verb: can (canned,canning)  kan
    1. Preserve in a can or tin
      - tin, put up 
    2. [N. Amer] Terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
      - displace, fire, give notice, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate
    Noun: can  kan
    1. Airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
      - tin, tin can 
    2. The quantity contained in a can
      - canful 
    3. A buoy with a round bottom and conical top
      - can buoy 
    4. [N. Amer] The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
      - buttocks, nates, butt, backside, bum, buns [N. Amer], fundament, hindquarters, hind end, posterior, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush [N. Amer], bottom, behind, derriere, heinie [US], derrière 
    5. [N. Amer] A plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
      - toilet, commode, crapper, pot, potty, stool, throne 
    6. [N. Amer] A room or building equipped with one or more toilets
      - toilet, lavatory, lav, john, privy, bathroom
    Verb: can[2] (could)  kan
    1. Able to
      "fish can swim", "I can drive if you like", "Can I help you?"

    Derived forms: canned, canning, cans

    See also: cannery

    Type of: body part, buoy, container, containerful, keep, plumbing fixture, preserve, remove, room

    Part of: bath, bathroom, body, torso, trunk

    Encyclopedia: Can

  • [American slang]
    n. toilet.
    • Hell, I ain't tired! Where's the can?
    • I gotta use the can before we leave.

  • [Slang]
    Restroom, room with a toilet (toilets).
    note: Very commonly used.
    E.g. 'John passed out in the can.' note: Very commonly used.

  • [Architecture]

    Abbr. for canvas.

  • [Business]
    noun, verb

    noun [C]

    1 (BrE also tin)

    a metal container in which food and drink is sold; the amount contained in a can:

    a can of beans

    a beer/paint can

    We each drank a can of Coke.


    a metal container in which liquids are kept under pressure and let out in a fine spray when you press a button on the lid:

    a can of hairspray

    verb [+ obj] (-nn-)

    1 (especially AmE)

    to preserve food by putting it in a can

    2 (informal) (AmE)

    to dismiss sb from their job

  • [Design engineering]
    "A cylindrical metal vessel or container, usually with an open top or a removable cover."

  • [Electronics]
    1. A metal enclosure or container roughly resembling a tin can (though not necessarily cylindrical), used for shielding or potting components.
    2. Colloquial expression for HEADPHONE.

  • [Computer]
    <character> (CAN, Control-X) ASCII character 24.
  • Acids used in pickling can include sulfuric.
  • Too much oxygen can also block regeneration.
  • The races can be further subdivided.
  • I can not bring him to my point of view.
  • I am afraid i can not speak for geoff.
  • It can break up a bad traffic snarl.
  • But you can breast them in an afternoon.
  • can we speak about plans for the holidays?
  • When can you take delivery of the car?
  • can you forgive this ignorant woman?
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