(noun.) airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc..

(noun.) a buoy with a round bottom and conical top.

(noun.) the quantity contained in a can.

(verb.) preserve in a can or tin; 'tinned foods are not very tasty'.

Inputed by Amanda--From WordNet


(-) an obs. form of began, imp. & p. p. of Begin, sometimes used in old poetry. [See Gan.]

(n.) A drinking cup; a vessel for holding liquids.

(n.) A vessel or case of tinned iron or of sheet metal, of various forms, but usually cylindrical; as, a can of tomatoes; an oil can; a milk can.

(v. t.) To preserve by putting in sealed cans

(v. t. & i.) To know; to understand.

(v. t. & i.) To be able to do; to have power or influence.

(v. t. & i.) To be able; -- followed by an infinitive without to; as, I can go, but do not wish to.

Edited by Beverly

Synonyms and Synonymous

v. n. [1]. Be able to, have power to.[2]. Be possible to.

Checked by Charlie


n. a vessel for holding or carrying liquids generally of tinned iron with a handle over the top: a chimney-pot: a vessel of tin-plate in which meat fruit &c. are hermetically sealed for exporting—in England usually called a tin: a drinking-mug.—v.t. to put up for preservation in cans.— Canned′-goods meat fruit &c. so prepared for preservation.—n. Can′nery a place where meat fish fruit &c. are canned.

v.i. to be able: to have sufficient power:—pa.t. Could.—Can is used for gan in M. E. and even in Spenser.

Editor: Melinda


Typist: Psyche


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