Definitions for canteenkænˈtin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a small container used esp. by soldiers and hikers for carrying water or other liquids.

  2. a general store and cafeteria at a military base.

    Category: Military

  3. a place where free entertainment is provided for military personnel.

    Category: Military

  4. a snack bar, as in a factory or school.

  5. a social club, esp. for teenagers.

  6. Brit. a box or chest for cutlery and other table utensils.

    Category: British

Origin of canteen:

1730–40; < F cantine < It cantina cellar, perh. der. of canto corner (see cant1) with -ina -ine3

Princeton's WordNet

  1. canteen(noun)

    a flask for carrying water; used by soldiers or travelers

  2. canteen(noun)

    sells food and personal items to personnel at an institution or school or camp etc.

  3. canteen, mobile canteen(noun)

    a restaurant outside; often for soldiers or policemen

  4. canteen(noun)

    a recreation room in an institution

  5. canteen(noun)

    restaurant in a factory; where workers can eat

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. canteen(noun)ænˈtin

    a small metal drink container

    ***a water canteen

  2. canteenænˈtin


    ***employees eating in the canteen


  1. canteen(Noun)

    a small cafeteria or snack bar, especially one in a military establishment, school, or place of work

  2. canteen(Noun)

    a temporary or mobile cafu00E9 used in an emergency or on a film location etc

  3. canteen(Noun)

    a box with compartments for storing eating utensils, silverware etc

  4. canteen(Noun)

    a military mess kit

  5. canteen(Noun)

    A water bottle used by a soldier or camper.

  6. Origin: From cantine, from cantina.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Canteen(noun)

    a vessel used by soldiers for carrying water, liquor, or other drink

  2. Canteen(noun)

    the sutler's shop in a garrison; also, a chest containing culinary and other vessels for officers


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    CanTeen, The Australian Organisation for Young People Living with cancer, is the national support organisation for young people living with cancer; including cancer patients, their brothers and sisters and young people with parents or primary carers with cancer. CanTeen was created by young cancer patients back in 1985 and its policies are guided by young people living with cancer. Also present in New Zealand. On the last Friday of October, CanTeen hold National Bandanna Day. Bandannas, designed by Industrie, are sold to fundraise.

Translations for canteen

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a place where meals are sold in a factory, barracks etc.

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