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can

Noun

1 airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc. [syn: tin, tin can]
2 the quantity contained in a can [syn: canful]
3 a buoy with a round bottom and conical top [syn: can buoy]
4 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?" [syn: buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass]
5 a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination [syn: toilet, commode, crapper, pot, potty, stool, throne]
6 a room equipped with toilet facilities [syn: toilet, lavatory, lav, john, privy, bathroom]

Verb

1 preserve in a can or tin; "tinned foods are not very tasty" [syn: tin, put up]
2 terminate the employment of; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers" [syn: fire, give notice, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate] [ant: hire] [also: canning, canned]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology 1

cunnan.

Pronunciation

Extensive Definition

Can may refer to many things:
For acronym uses, refer to CAN.
can in German: Can
can in Spanish: Can (desambiguación)
can in Simple English: Can
can in Russian: Can

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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