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Princeton's WordNet

  1. canned, transcribedadjective

    recorded for broadcast

    "a transcribed announcement"; "canned laughter"

  2. canned, tinnedadjective

    sealed in a can or jar


  1. cannedadjective

    Recorded; in contrast with live; -- used of sound or video broadcasts.


  1. cannedadjective

    Preserved in cans.

    canned tomatoes

  2. cannedadjective


  3. cannedadjective

    Previously prepared; not fresh or new; standardized, mass produced, or lacking originality or customization.

    The form letter included a canned answer stating that what I asked was against policy.


  1. canned

    Canned refers to packaged food or drinks that are preserved and sealed in airtight, metal containers. This process involves sterilization to prevent spoilage, allowing for a long shelf life. The term can also refer to anything that is pre-recorded, pre-written, or pre-prepared, often with the negative connotation of lacking freshness or originality.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Canned

    of Can

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of canned in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of canned in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of canned in a Sentence

  1. Jovelyn Paloma Sayson:

    We had nothing to eat, someone gave us sliced bread, and canned goods. Even though we are poor, we have a party every Christmas.

  2. Leonardo Trasande:

    There are safe and simple steps that families can take to limit their exposure : reducing canned food consumption, avoiding microwaving plastic, this is also another opportunity to emphasize the need for fresh fruit and vegetable consumption as opposed to other highly processed or packaged foods. Not only because of the nutrients and how they differ but also because of the chemical contamination that is much greater... in fast food and other packaged foods.

  3. Aleister Crowley:

    To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.

  4. Shira Lenchewski:

    Because you really can’t find it anywhere close to here, it winds up being shipped, probably in a plane, and it’s being canned. It’s definitely not healthier than regular corn.

  5. Frank Sadler:

    We didn't want her to be canned. We didn't spend time writing lines. We didn't spend time practicing lines, the debates became less about policy and more about being memorable.

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Translations for canned

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  • пиян, консервиранBulgarian
  • konserviert, DoseGerman
  • EnlatadoSpanish
  • säilyke-, kännissä, humalassa, tölkki-, purkitettuFinnish
  • conserve, boîteFrench
  • 缶, 缶詰Japanese
  • conservatRomanian
  • банка, бухой, заготовленный, консервированный, пьяный, записанный, записьRussian

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