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Definitions of can

  1.   preserve in a can or tin; " tinned foods are not very tasty"
  2.   Could.
  3.   be able to, have the ability to
  4.   Can denotes power when joined to another verb, as, I can eat- that is, I have the power to eat.
  5.   A vessel for holding liquids.
  6.   A cup or other vessel made of metal.
  7.   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?"
  8.   a room equipped with toilet facilities
  9.   To preserve by putting in sealed cans
  10.   an obs. form of began, imp. & p. p. of Begin, sometimes used in old poetry. [ See Gan.]
  11.   To put up in metal vessels for preservation.
  12.   Canning.
  13.   terminate the employment of; " The boss fired his secretary today"; " The company terminated 25% of its workers"
  14.   an obs. form of began, imp. & amp; p. p. of Begin, sometimes used in old poetry. [ See Gan.]
  15.   To be able: to have sufficient power:- pa. t. COULD.
  16.   To know; to understand.
  17.   To be able; - followed by an infinitive without to; as, I can go, but do not wish to.
  18.   To be able ( to do something).
  19.   a buoy with a round bottom and conical top
  20.   To be able to do; to have power or influence.
  21.   To be able; to have sufficient power. Can but, can merely. Cannot but, cannot help. Cannot away with, cannot brook.
  22.   Carred.
  23.   A vessel for holding liquor.
  24.   the quantity contained in a can
  25.   A vessel for holding or preserving liquids.
  26.   airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
  27.   A drinking cup; a vessel for holding liquids.
  28.   To put up in cans.
  29.   A metal cup or vessel for liquors.
  30.   To be able.
  31.   a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
  32.   To be able; to possess power physically, morally, or mentally; used as an auxiliary verb.
  33.   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.
  34.   A metal vessel of small size, for holding liquids or preserving solids.
  35.   get to or be allowed to do something; " May I go to the movies tonight?"; " Can I have some ice cream?"; " We got to play video games all day long"

Quotes of can

  1. A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but who, as a group, can meet and decide that nothing can be done. – Fred Allen
  2. So I do tend to do documentaries where I can move in and out of them. – Michael Apted
  3. For the vast majority of places in America, there is no way you can build a security system such as we have here because of the high priority this rates in terms of terrorist interests. – Christopher Bond
  4. No enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others; or failing therein, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist. – Calvin Coolidge
  5. When we too are armed and trained, we can convince men that we have hands, feet, and a heart like yours;. – Veronica Franco
  6. The more ambivalent you are and the more uncertain you are, then you can get something that you cannot anticipate. – Elia Kazan
  7. While the creative works from the 16th century can still be accessed and used by others, the data in some software programs from the 1990s is already inaccessible. – Lawrence Lessig
  8. To stand up on the stage is to say to many people: Look at me. How can you do that without speaking the only truth you know? There is no such thing as an uncommitted actor. – Judith Malina
  9. If someone says that he can think or talk about quantum physics without becoming dizzy, that shows only that he has not understood anything whatever about it. – Murray Gell-Mann
  10. That's why we have practice rounds. We make the adjustments as we go around, try and find out how to play the golf course the best we can No big deal, it's nothing to me, it's the same for me as it is to everybody and we're all trying to understand it. – Greg Norman
  11. Today, only 2 percent of the people know the name of someone serving in uniform. That means 2 percent of your listeners can actually conjure up the image of someone wearing the uniform of the military of the United States. – Oliver North
  12. You feel quite distant by playing at huge stadiums year after year, where you only can see a great darkness in front of you. – Robert Plant
  13. You can map your life through your favorite movies, and no two people's maps will be the same. – Mary Schmich
  14. The performance of a lifetime is the perfect thing to be doing at this age because I can use the age. – Fritz Weaver
  15. Well, the first thing to say is that we've worked hard to maintain compatibility, so that any program written with an earlier version of Mathematica can run without change in 3. 0, and any notebook can be converted. – Stephen Wolfram

Usage examples for can

  1. You can go there and say: 'Gone! ” – Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective by Ellis Parker Butler
  2. “ I can do them all. ” – Plays by Chekhov, Second Series On the High Road, The Proposal, The Wedding, The Bear, A Tragedian In Spite of Himself, The Anniversary, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
  3. “ " You can have as many cabins as you want," said the agent. ” – Somewhere in France by Richard Harding Davis
  4. “ I can remember, thank you. ” – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  5. But who can you get? ” – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  6. What can I do for you, Odalite? ” – Her Mother's Secret by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  7. Now then, we can talk. ” – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  8. “ " He can so," said Murty. ” – Back To Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce
  9. We can make you talk! ” – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  10. What is it that I can do for you? ” – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  11. But how can I do this? ” – The Mystery of Monastery Farm by H. R. Naylor
  12. Now what can I do?" ” – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  13. You can end it now. ” – Literary Love-Letters and Other Stories by Robert Herrick
  14. “ No one can tell who it is. ” – One Day's Courtship The Heralds Of Fame by Robert Barr
  15. “ No one can hear. ” – The Exploits of Elaine by Arthur B. Reeve
  16. Can you think of anything you would like?" ” – Peggy in Her Blue Frock by Eliza Orne White
  17. If you can help it, Daisy. ” – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  18. It is all you can do. ” – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  19. “ I don't think I can tell you. ” – The Garden of Eden by Max Brand
  20. It can be dealt with at once. ” – From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.

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