What does Cannot mean?

Definitions for Cannot
ˈkæn ɒt, kæˈnɒt, kə-Can·not

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  1. cannot(Contraction)

    can not ( = am/is/are unable to); contracted into can't

    I cannot open the window. It is stuck.

  2. cannot(Contraction)

    am/are/is forbidden, not permitted to

    You cannot enter the hall without a ticket.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cannot

    am, is, or are, not able; -- written either as one word or two

    Etymology: [Can to be able + -not.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cannot

    kan′ot, v.i. to be unable. [Can and Not.]

Anagrams for Cannot »

  1. Canton, canton, noncat

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  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Cannot in sign language?

  1. cannot


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cannot in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cannot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Cannot in a Sentence

  1. Fadel Muhammad:

    We have seen the fact that some cannot provide (smelters) as required but it doesn't mean we have to change regulations to follow them, if they cannot make it, then goodbye to them. Somebody else can make it.

  2. Heraclitus, In Plato, Cratylus:

    You cannot step twice into the same river.

  3. Elijah Cummings:

    Any little thing can spark the situation to get out of hand and we cannot afford that, we're better than that.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    No one can define and execute exactly how Wikipedia is run by rules, tools, consensus, votes, or hegemony since a duffer defeats the best lawyer of the world on its platforms. Thus, one cannot pass notability even it qualifies that; whereas, Jimmy Wales enjoys and profits such twenty-four hours of each day and night Wiki warfare of fools and idiots.

  5. Lord Brabazon:

    I take the view, and always have, that if you cannot say what you are going to say in twenty minutes you ought to go away and write a book about it.

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