Definitions for CANkæn; unstressed kən

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  1. can, tin, tin can(noun)

    airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.

  2. can, canful(noun)

    the quantity contained in a can

  3. can, can buoy(noun)

    a buoy with a round bottom and conical top

  4. buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass(noun)

    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. toilet, can, commode, crapper, pot, potty, stool, throne(noun)

    a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination

  6. toilet, lavatory, lav, can, john, privy, bathroom(verb)

    a room or building equipped with one or more toilets

  7. can, tin, put up(verb)

    preserve in a can or tin

    "tinned foods are not very tasty"

  8. displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate(verb)

    terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

    "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Can

    an obs. form of began, imp. & p. p. of Begin, sometimes used in old poetry. [See Gan.]

  2. Can(noun)

    a drinking cup; a vessel for holding liquids

  3. Can(noun)

    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

  4. Can(verb)

    to preserve by putting in sealed cans

  5. Can

    to know; to understand

  6. Can

    to be able to do; to have power or influence

  7. Can

    to be able; -- followed by an infinitive without to; as, I can go, but do not wish to

  8. Origin: [OE. & AS. canne; akin to D. Kan, G. Kanne, OHG. channa, Sw. Kanna, Dan. kande.]

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  1. CAN

    Can was a German experimental rock band formed in Cologne, West Germany in 1968. Later labeled as one of the first krautrock groups, they transcended mainstream influences and incorporated strong minimalist and world music elements into their often psychedelic music. Can constructed their music largely through collective spontaneous composition—which the band differentiated from improvisation in the jazz sense—sampling themselves in the studio and editing down the results; bassist/chief engineer Holger Czukay referred to Can's live and studio performances as "instant compositions". They had occasional commercial success, with singles such as "Spoon" and "I Want More" reaching national singles charts. Through albums such as Monster Movie, Tago Mago, Ege Bamyasi and Future Days, the band exerted a considerable influence on avant-garde, experimental, underground, ambient, new wave and electronic music.

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'CAN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #48

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CAN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #50

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CAN' in Nouns Frequency: #2360

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CAN' in Verbs Frequency: #7

Anagrams of CAN »

  1. NCA

  2. ANC

  3. CNA


Translations for CAN

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  • poderAragonese
  • استطاع, ممكن, اِسْتَطاعَ, قَدَرَArabic
  • ўмець, сумець, магчы, змагчыBelarusian
  • тоалетна чиния, консервна кутия, гюм, умея, мога, уволнявам, захвърлям, консервирамBulgarian
  • llauna, poder, enllaunarCatalan, Valencian
  • plechovka, konev, konzerva, smět, umět, moci, konzervovatCzech
  • can, medru, gallu, caelWelsh
  • balder, kande, toilet, dåse, vandkande, kunne, må, konservere, holde mund, fyre, afskedige, smide ud, henkogeDanish
  • Dose, Pobacken, Kanister, Toilette, Arschbacken, Konservendose, Gießkanne, WC, Klo, können, dürfen, kündigen, einmachen, den Mund halten, die Klappe halten, rausschmeißen, abbrechen, feuernGerman
  • κονσέρβα, μπορώ, δύναμαι, κονσερβοποιώGreek
  • ladskatolo, necesejo, pugo, pispoto, rajti, povi, silenti, silentigi, enladigi, maldungiEsperanto
  • regadera, lata, poder, enlatar, echar, cerrar, descartarSpanish
  • võima, osataEstonian
  • قوطی, توانستن, امکان داشتن, قادر بودنPersian
  • säilyketölkki, kastelukannu, takamus, purkki, vessa, voida, saada, osata, pystyä, purkittaaFinnish
  • fesses, chiottes, canette, arrosoir, miches, WC, bidon, boîte de conserve, boule, pouvoir, taire, jeter, conserverFrench
  • in ann, is féidir le, bí, féad, tig leIrish
  • cana, faod, 's urrainn doScottish Gaelic
  • jargManx
  • בית שימוש, שירותים, קופסת שימורים, יכול, מסוגל, סתם, פיטרHebrew
  • सकना, समर्थ होनाHindi
  • kab, kapab, kaHaitian Creole
  • konzerv, kanna, doboz, klotyó, -hat, tud, -hetHungarian
  • կարողանալ, կրնալArmenian
  • kaleng, bisa, bolehIndonesian
  • dós, geta, megaIcelandic
  • lattina, latrina, cesso, scatoletta, annaffiatoio, chiappe, sapere, potere, essere capace, riuscire, inscatolare, licenziare, chiudere, scartare, tacereItalian
  • 缶, られる, れる, できるJapanese
  • შეუძლია, შეიძლებაGeorgian
  • 할 수 있다Korean
  • ته‌نه‌که‌, قوتوKurdish
  • scio, possum, posse, simLatin
  • Dous, Biddong, Béchs, Géisskan, däerfen, kënnen, duerfen, dierfenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ໄດ້Lao
  • kēna, tini, kēneMāori
  • конзерва, кофа, лименка, канта, може, отпушта, конзервираMacedonian
  • tandas, tin, bisa, boleh, dapat, pecat, mengetinkanMalay
  • forsi, sataMaltese
  • conservenblik, toilet, blik, kan, pot, mogen, kunnen, afvoeren, conserveren, stil houden, inblikkenDutch
  • kanne, do, toalett, boks, rompe, hermetikkboks, bak, kunneNorwegian
  • yadiizíníNavajo, Navaho
  • podre, pòderOccitan
  • ubikacja, konewka, kanister, klop, puszka, dupa, polewaczka, kanka, sracz, kibel, pośladki, móc, potrafić, umieć, konserwować, wylać (z pracy)Polish
  • bunda, lata, vaso, regador, traseiro, conseguir, capaz, poder, ser, calar, jogar fora, enlatar, mandar embora, descartar, demitirPortuguese
  • puder, pudair, pudeirRomansh
  • puteaRomanian
  • консервная банка, жопа, бидон, туалет, задница, попа, лейка, ягодицы, жбан, быть в состоянии, уметь, смочь, мочь, законсервировать, консервироватьRussian
  • podi, porrere, podere, potere, pori, podiriSardinian
  • клоња, moći, умјети, smjeti, umjeti, моћи, умети, umetiSerbo-Croatian
  • môcť, umětSlovak
  • konzerva, pločevinka, škropilnica, smeti, moči, zavreči, odvreči, konzervirati, odpustiti, utihnitiSlovene
  • burk, konservburk, konserv, kanna, vattenkanna, kunna, knipa igen, stänga igen, lägga in, sparka, konservera, kickaSwedish
  • கன்னல், செய்யக்கூடியTamil
  • กระป๋อง, ก้น, กระป๋องรดน้ำ, ส้วม, ได้, ย่อม, สามารถ, ทิ้ง, เย็บปาก, ปลดThai
  • kutu, konserve, -abilmek, -ebilmekTurkish
  • могти, вміти, змогти, зуміти, умітиUkrainian
  • سکناUrdu
  • lon, có thể, có lẽ, đượcVietnamese
  • poleurWalloon

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