What does CANE mean?

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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


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    a walking stick; a staff; -- so called because originally made of one the species of cane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

  9. Origin: [OE. cane, canne, OF. cane, F. canne, L. canna, fr. Gr. ka`nna, ka`nnh; prob. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. qneh reed. Cf. Canister, canon, 1st Cannon.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cane

    kān, n. the stem of one of the smaller palms—the calamus or rattan, or the larger grasses—bamboo and sugar-cane: a walking-stick.—v.t. to beat with a cane.—ns. Cane′-brake, a brake or thicket of canes; Cane′-chair, a chair made of rattan; Cane′-mill, a mill for bruising sugar-canes for the manufacture of sugar; Cane′-sū′gar, sugar obtained from the sugar-cane; Cane′-trash, refuse of sugar-cane used for fuel in boiling the juice; Cān′ing, a thrashing with a cane.—adj. Cān′y, made of cane.—Malacca cane, a walking-cane made without removing the bark from the brown-mottled or clouded stem of the palm, Calamus Scipionum, brought from Singapore or Sumatra. [Fr. canne—L. canna—Gr. kannē, a reed.]

Editors Contribution

  1. cane

    The tall flexible stem of a variety of species of grass plants, used for a variety of purposes.

    Cane is used to make furniture, baskets and also as a form of support for plants.

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  1. Caen

  2. acne

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CANE in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CANE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lizzie Post:

    Bring out the kitschy candy cane earrings.

  2. Miles Davis:

    A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do. I'm still doing it.

  3. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Greater cane does not make greater humans. (Une plus grande canne - N'agrandit l'homme.)

  4. Mike Logan:

    I still struggle walking on a daily basis and have started using a cane to help me get around.

  5. Michael McDougall:

    Brazil has gone from a shining vision of sugar and ethanol to a morass of ill-kept cane fields.

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Translations for CANE

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • rottangAfrikaans
  • بوصArabic
  • бой с пръчка, тръстика, бастун, пръчка, бия с пръчкаBulgarian
  • বেতBengali
  • canyaCatalan, Valencian
  • Rohrstock, Rohr, Blindenstock, weisser LangstockGerman
  • kano, promenbastono, vergo, blindulbastono, promenkanoEsperanto
  • caña, bastón, bastón blancoSpanish
  • ruoko, keppi, valkoinen keppi, korsi, [[antaa]] [[keppiä]]Finnish
  • canne, tige, canne blanche, bastonnade, bâtonnerFrench
  • vara, cana, canavela, bastón, canivela, canaveira, vareadaGalician
  • מקל, קנה, מלקותHebrew
  • եղեգ, փայտ, փայտով ծեծելArmenian
  • bastono, bastonagarIdo
  • bastonata, canna, bastone per ciechi, bacchetta, canna da zucchero, bastone, giunco, canna di bambu, verga, battereItalian
  • あし, 杖, 蘆, よしJapanese
  • tebuJavanese
  • ផ្ដៅKhmer
  • 줄기, 갈대, 매, 蘆, 대, 갈Korean
  • ອ້ອຍທີ່ສົ່ງອອກLao
  • стап, трска, прачка, шибаMacedonian
  • बेताची काठीMarathi
  • riet, stok, blindenstok, roe, rietstok, [[stokslagen]] [[geven]], afranselenDutch
  • lókʼaatsoh, ákaz łikaní, dáʼákaz łikaníNavajo, Navaho
  • chłostaćPolish
  • chibata, bengala, vergasta, cana, chibateamento, colmo, chibatear, vergastar, chibatarPortuguese
  • baston, tijăRomanian
  • удар розгами, трость, тростник, розга, удар палкой, па́лка, прут, [[бить]] [[палкаRussian
  • trskaSerbo-Croatian
  • kallamAlbanian
  • ufito, kiboko, mmea, fimboSwahili
  • tuboTagalog

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