Associations to the word «Can»


CAN, verb. (modal auxiliary verb, defective) To know how to; to be able to.
CAN, verb. (modal auxiliary verb, defective) (informal) May; to be permitted or enabled to.
CAN, verb. (modal auxiliary verb, defective) To be possible, usually with be.
CAN, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To know.
CAN, noun. A more or less cylindrical vessel for liquids, usually of steel or aluminium.
CAN, noun. A container used to carry and dispense water for plants (a watering can).
CAN, noun. A tin-plate canister, often cylindrical, for preserved foods such as fruit, meat, or fish.
CAN, noun. (US) (slang) A toilet, bathroom.
CAN, noun. (US) (slang) Buttocks.
CAN, noun. (slang) Jail or prison.
CAN, noun. (slang) Headphones.
CAN, noun. (obsolete) A drinking cup.
CAN, noun. (nautical) A cube-shaped buoy or marker used to denote a port-side lateral mark
CAN, verb. To preserve, by heating and sealing in a can or jar.
CAN, verb. To discard, scrap or terminate (an idea, project, etc.).
CAN, verb. To shut up.
CAN, verb. (US) (euphemistic) To fire or dismiss an employee.
CAN, abbreviation. Alternative spelling of Can.
CAN, symbol. The ISO 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for Canada
CAN, symbol. The IATA airport code for the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Guangdong, China.
CAN BUOY, noun. (nautical) a truncated conical buoy, normally painted red and white, and numbered with even numbers, used to show the port side of a channel; the starboard side is marked with a conical buoy
CAN BUOYS, noun. Plural of can buoy
CAN DO WITH, verb. (transitive) (usually with could) To need; to want; to benefit from.
CAN DO WITHOUT, verb. To not want something, perhaps because it would make the situation worse, or would simply be very annoying.
CAN HAZ, verb. (nonstandard) (internet slang) To be able to have.
CAN HOOK, noun. A device consisting of a short rope with flat hooks at each end, for hoisting casks or barrels by the ends of the staves.
CAN HOOKS, noun. Plural of can hook
CAN IT, verb. (idiomatic) (imperative) To silence; to quit doing something; to put an end to something.
CAN MAN, noun. (informal) A firefighter whose task is to haul a fire extinguisher.
CAN OF CORN, noun. (baseball) An easily caught fly ball
CAN OF WORMS, noun. (idiomatic) A complex, troublesome situation arising when a decision or action produces considerable subsequent problems.
CAN OF WORMS, noun. (idiomatic) A troublesome situation; an issue whose resolution is difficult or contentious, but not necessarily complex.
CAN OPENER, noun. A device used to open tin cans, usually by slicing the lid off.
CAN OPENER, noun. (roller derby) A shoulder hit to the chest, usually accomplished while moving from a crouched to a standing position.
CAN OPENERS, noun. Plural of can opener

Dictionary definition

CAN, noun. Airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc..
CAN, noun. The quantity contained in a can.
CAN, noun. A buoy with a round bottom and conical top.
CAN, noun. The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?".
CAN, noun. A plumbing fixture for defecation and urination.
CAN, noun. A room or building equipped with one or more toilets.
CAN, verb. Preserve in a can or tin; "tinned foods are not very tasty".
CAN, verb. Terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers".

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle