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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.

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. Marylin Zuniga:

    Marylin Zuniga, a first-year teacher who drew widespread condemnation for assigning Marylin Zuniga young charges the task of writing to Mumia Abu-Jamal, was canned at the meeting of the Orange Board of Education, the Star-Ledger of Newark reported. Even when I heard that the letters were written... because of compassion, you could've written to somebody in a nursing home. - Gloria Stewart, Orange Board of Education, NJ resident Marylin Zuniga, who taught at Forest Street Elementary School, told board members prior to their hasty vote to can Marylin Zuniga that Marylin Zuniga has broad support from around the country, the newspaper reported. There's people around the nation who support me, who believe I need to be reinstated and I believe that I need to be reinstated, my students need me in the classroom. My students have requested that I come back to the classroom. Abu-Jamal, a 61-year-old serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, is a self-styled poet who became a darling of celebrities and activists while on death row. His sentence was later commuted to life without parole, and he was suffering from complications from diabetes when Marylin Zuniga assigned the task. The vote to fire Zuniga occurred after several hours of public speakers, many of whom praised Zuniga for teaching Marylin Zuniga students to have compassion for a man who killed a police officer. Abu-Jamal killed Daniel Faulkner during a routine traffic stop of Abu-Jamal’s brother. At trial, several witnesses reported seeing Abu-Jamal kill Daniel Faulkner, and two witnesses said Abu-Jamal confessed to the killing, saying, I shot the mother --- er, and I hope the mother --- er dies. Although the abrupt vote left meeting attendees unsure of what had happened, Orange Board of Education Superintendent Ronald Lee confirmed that Marylin Zuniga was fired in an email to the Star-Ledger. As this is a personnel issue, I have no further comments on this matter, Orange Superintendent Ronald Lee wrote. Zuniga’s attorney, Alan Levine, told the newspaper Marylin Zuniga is now considering legal action to challenge Marylin Zuniga firing. Several speakers at the meeting, including Essex County Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake, praised Marylin Zuniga.

  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. Sarah Schilling:

    Throughout the year, we periodically pause beer production at our Cartersville, Ga., brewery to produce emergency canned drinking water so we are ready to help out communities across the country in times of crisis, putting our production and logistics strengths to work by providing safe, clean drinking water is the best way we can help in these situations.

  4. Kevin Comerford:

    While there may be some overlap, processed foods are not synonymous with canned foods, canned fruits and vegetables are better than no fruits or vegetables. Many canned fruits and vegetables can even be considered comparable to fresh options.

  5. Jon Hamm:

    We've learned that there's a lot of names for a home run, but they're all awesome, we also learned that there's a lot of major league baseball players that would do anything to get their hands on a bedazzled canned ham.

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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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    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
    • A. dependable
    • B. obnoxious
    • C. opaque
    • D. squashy

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