Definition of can

  1. can Verb To know how to; to be able to.
  2. can Verb May; to be permitted or enabled to.
  3. can Verb To know.
  4. can Noun A more or less cylindrical vessel for liquids, usually of steel or aluminium.
  5. can Noun A container used to carry and dispense water for plants (a "watering can").
  6. can Noun A tin-plate canister, often cylindrical, for preserved foods such as fruit, meat, or fish.
  7. can Noun toilet, bathroom.
  8. can Noun buttocks.
  9. can Noun headphones
  10. can Verb To preserve, by heating and sealing in a can or jar.
  11. can Verb to discard, scrap or terminate (an idea, project, etc.).
  12. can Verb To shut up.
  13. can Verb To fire or dismiss an employee.
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