Definitions for CANNYˈkæn i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

can•nyˈkæn i(adj.)-ni•er, -ni•est.

  1. careful.

  2. astute; shrewd.

  3. skilled.

  4. frugal.

  5. Chiefly Scot. steady. snug; cozy.

    Category: Scottish

Origin of canny:

1630–40; can1+-y1

can′ni•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cagey, cagy, canny, clever(adj)

    showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

    "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"

Wiktionary

  1. canny(Adjective)

    Careful, prudent, cautious.

  2. canny(Adjective)

    Knowing, shrewd, astute.

  3. canny(Adjective)

    Frugal, thrifty.

  4. canny(Adjective)

    Pleasant, fair.

    She's a canny lass hor like!

  5. canny(Adjective)

    Very or much.

    That's a canny big horse man!

  6. Origin: Northern English dialect from can, from can, first and third person singular of cunnen, from cunnan. Compare canny, cann. More at can, cunning.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Canny(adj)

    alt. of Cannei

Freebase

  1. Canny edge detector

    The Canny edge detector is an edge detection operator that uses a multi-stage algorithm to detect a wide range of edges in images. It was developed by John F. Canny in 1986. Canny also produced a computational theory of edge detection explaining why the technique works.

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