What does canteen mean?

Definitions for canteenkænˈtin

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word canteen.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. canteen(noun)

    a flask for carrying water; used by soldiers or travelers

  2. canteen(noun)

    sells food and personal items to personnel at an institution or school or camp etc.

  3. canteen, mobile canteen(noun)

    a restaurant outside; often for soldiers or policemen

  4. canteen(noun)

    a recreation room in an institution

  5. canteen(noun)

    restaurant in a factory; where workers can eat


  1. Canteen(n.)

    Hence: A store or small shop within a larger establishment where refreshments and sometimes other supplies are sold. At a military base the canteen may be as large as a general store; within a school or small company it may be only a small counter with very limited supplies, or a snack bar.

  2. Canteen(n.)

    A temporary location where food is dispensed during an emergency.

  3. Origin: [F. cantine bottle case, canteen (cf. Sp. & It. cantina cellar, bottle case), either contr. fr. It. canovettina, dim. of canova cellar, or, more likely, fr. OF. cant. corner, It. & Sp. canto. See 1st Cant.]


  1. canteen(Noun)

    a small cafeteria or snack bar, especially one in a military establishment, school, or place of work

  2. canteen(Noun)

    a temporary or mobile cafu00E9 used in an emergency or on a film location etc

  3. canteen(Noun)

    a box with compartments for storing eating utensils, silverware etc

  4. canteen(Noun)

    a military mess kit

  5. canteen(Noun)

    A water bottle used by a soldier or camper.

  6. Origin: From cantine, from cantina.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Canteen(noun)

    a vessel used by soldiers for carrying water, liquor, or other drink

  2. Canteen(noun)

    the sutler's shop in a garrison; also, a chest containing culinary and other vessels for officers

  3. Origin: [F. cantine bottle case, canteen (cf. Sp. & It. cantina cellar, bottle case), either contr. fr. It. canovettina, dim. of canova cellar, or, more likely, fr. OF. cant. corner, It. & Sp. canto. See 1st Cant.]


  1. CanTeen

    CanTeen, The Australian Organisation for Young People Living with cancer, is the national support organisation for young people living with cancer; including cancer patients, their brothers and sisters and young people with parents or primary carers with cancer. CanTeen was created by young cancer patients back in 1985 and its policies are guided by young people living with cancer. Also present in New Zealand. On the last Friday of October, CanTeen hold National Bandanna Day. Bandannas, designed by Industrie, are sold to fundraise.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Canteen

    kan-tēn′, n. a tin vessel used by soldiers for holding liquors: a barrack-tavern, or refreshment-house for the use of the soldiers. [Fr. cantine—It. cantina, a cellar; further der. uncertain.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of canteen in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of canteen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hiroya Sugano:

    The blackened canteen is an inspiration for peace.

  2. Dmitry Medvedev:

    As for the government canteen, in no way does it differ from any other canteen, in Soviet times it had discount prices, special food products. But there is no such thing anymore; no oysters, nothing that would not be available in other places.

Images & Illustrations of canteen

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