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Definitions for cannot
ˈkæn ɒt, kæˈnɒt, kə-can·not

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Wiktionary

  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

How to pronounce cannot?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say cannot in sign language?

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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. Nigel Farage:

    I very much hope that Boris Johnson will simply look at the numbers, if we stand against them, they cannot win a majority.

  2. Dabo Guan:

    All the emission estimates officially come from the NDRC rather than from the statistics bureau, the NDRC is in charge of the whole climate change negotiations and they have to fight for the best position for China, so they have their concerns about what can and cannot be published.

  3. Jayati Ghosh:

    It's based on the premise that school education cannot be done by governments, but only by micro institutions, and that you can improve accountability and achieve targets with rather weak measurements and monetary incentives, there is definitely a gap in education, but to think you can fix it with a 15 percent return is just wrong. The government is completely reneging its responsibility.

  4. Lindsey Graham:

    My biggest problem is a lot of people like what I say, but not a lot of people hear it, i don't want to be the undercard voice. I cannot tell you how frustrating it has been to have spent all this time and effort preparing myself to be Commander-in-Chief and to be put at the 'kiddie table'.

  5. M Scott Peck:

    You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.

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