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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

canekeɪn(n.; v.)caned, can•ing.

  1. (n.)a stick or short staff used to assist one in walking; walking stick.

  2. a long, hollow or pithy, jointed woody stem, as that of bamboo, rattan, sugarcane, and certain palms.

    Category: Botany

  3. a plant having such a stem.

    Category: Plants

  4. split rattan woven or interlaced for chair seats, wickerwork, etc.

    Category: Furniture

  5. any of several tall bamboolike grasses, esp. of the genus

    Arundinaria.

    Category: Plants

  6. the stem of a raspberry or blackberry.

    Category: Botany

  7. Category: Plants

    Ref: sugarcane.

  8. a rod used for flogging.

  9. (v.t.)to flog with a cane.

  10. to furnish or make with cane:

    to cane chairs.

Origin of cane:

1350–1400; ME < MF < L canna < Gk kánna < Semitic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cane(noun)

    a stick that people can lean on to help them walk

  2. cane(noun)

    a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane

  3. cane(verb)

    a stiff switch used to hit students as punishment

  4. cane, flog, lambaste, lambast(verb)

    beat with a cane

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cane(noun)ɪn

    a stick for helping sb walk

Wiktionary

  1. cane(Noun)

    The slender, flexible main stem of a plant such as bamboo, including many species in the Grass family Gramineae.

  2. cane(Noun)

    The plant itself, including many species in the Grass family Gramineae; a reed.

  3. cane(Noun)

    sugar cane. Sometimes applied to maize or rarely to sorghum when such plants are processed to make molasses (treacle) or sugar.

  4. cane(Noun)

    A short rod or stick, traditionally of wood or bamboo, used for corporal punishment.

  5. cane(Noun)

    A length of colored and/or patterned glass rod, used in the specific glassblowing technique called caneworking.

  6. cane(Noun)

    Corporal punishment by beating with a cane; the cane.

    The teacher gave his student the cane for throwing paper.

  7. cane(Noun)

    A strong short staff used for support or decoration during walking; a walking stick.

    After breaking his leg, he needed a cane to walk.

  8. cane(Noun)

    A long rod often collapsible and commonly white (for visibility to other persons), used by blind persons for guidance in determining their course and for probing for obstacles in their path.

  9. cane(Verb)

    To strike or beat with a cane or similar implement.

  10. cane(Verb)

    To destroy.

  11. cane(Verb)

    To do something well, in a competent fashion.

  12. cane(Verb)

    It hurts.

    Don't hit me with that: it really canes!

  13. cane(Verb)

    To make or furnish with cane or rattan.

    to cane chairs

  14. Origin: cane, from canna, from κάννα, from qanhā, qanyā, from qanu 'tube, reed', from gin 'reed'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cane(noun)

    a name given to several peculiar palms, species of Calamus and Daemanorops, having very long, smooth flexible stems, commonly called rattans

  2. Cane(noun)

    any plant with long, hard, elastic stems, as reeds and bamboos of many kinds; also, the sugar cane

  3. Cane(noun)

    stems of other plants are sometimes called canes; as, the canes of a raspberry

  4. Cane(noun)

    a walking stick; a staff; -- so called because originally made of one the species of cane

  5. Cane(noun)

    a lance or dart made of cane

  6. Cane(noun)

    a local European measure of length. See Canna

  7. Cane(verb)

    to beat with a cane

  8. Cane(verb)

    to make or furnish with cane or rattan; as, to cane chairs

Freebase

  1. Cane

    Cane is either of two genera of tall, perennial grasses with flexible, woody stalks from the family Poaceae, that grow throughout the world. The genera include species of bamboo. The genus Arundo is native from the Mediterranean region to the Far East. Arundinaria is found in the New World. Cane commonly grows in large riparian stands known as canebrakes, found in toponyms throughout the Southern and Far Western United States; they are much like the tules of California. Depending on strength, cane can be fashioned for various purposes such as tools and walking sticks/crutches. Judicial canes, or school canes. Where canes are used in corporal punishment, they must meet particular specifications, such as a high degree of flexibility. Cane historically has been used for many other purposes such as baskets, furniture, boats, roofs and wherever stiff, withy sticks can be put to good use.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

cane(noun)

the stem of certain types of plant (eg sugar plant, bamboo etc).

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