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ˈkæn ɒt, kæˈnɒt, kə-can·not

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Wiktionary

  1. cannotcontraction

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

    I cannot open the window. It is stuck.

  2. cannotcontraction

    am/are/is forbidden, not permitted to

    You cannot enter the hall without a ticket.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cannot

    A word compounded of can and not.

    I cannot but believe many a child can tell twenty, long before he has any idea of infinity at all. John Locke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cannot

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

  2. 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

  2. canton

  3. noncat

  4. conant

  5. nonact

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Numerology

  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. Charles Grassley:

    Lives are being lost, the public’s safety is at risk, and American families are suffering, it cannot continue.

  2. Retno Marsudi:

    Honestly, we cannot deny that it has become more difficult for the world to sit together, the world is watching us, so we cannot fail.

  3. Mikhail Khodorkovsky:

    Putin doesn't need Donbass (east Ukraine). He wants to determine the fate of the world at talks with a U.S. President, putin is dreaming of getting a deal with the United States about a new-old order for the world, when the world is split on zone of influence. When you cannot interfere in someone else's zone. Not even to mention internal politics.

  4. Match Group -LRB- MTCH.O -RRB-:

    Mandy will always be a part of the Match Group family, wherever she is. But, if she will no longer be here, we cannot imagine a better successor than Shar(mistha).

  5. Ben van Beurden:

    Our company wants to be on the right side of history and we are doing everything that is needed, but we cannot do it alone and as a matter of fact even the entire energy industry cannot do it on its own, if we cannot do it together with customers, regulators, policymakers, it's just not going to happen. That's why I think we have to all try to step up, rather than accusing, polarizing and using very unhelpful stances.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. ostensive
    • B. askant
    • C. bibulous
    • D. dicotyledonous

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