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— English words —
  • can v. (auxiliary verb, defective) To know how to; to be able to.
  • can v. (modal auxiliary verb, defective, informal) May; to be permitted or enabled to.
  • can v. (modal auxiliary verb, defective) To have the potential to; be possible.
  • can v. (auxiliary verb, defective) Used with verbs of perception.
  • can v. (obsolete, transitive) To know.
  • can n. A more or less cylindrical vessel for liquids, usually of steel or aluminium, but sometimes of plastic…
  • can n. A container used to carry and dispense water for plants (a watering can).
  • can n. A tin-plate canister, often cylindrical, for preserved foods such as fruit, meat, or fish.
  • can n. (archaic) A chamber pot, now (US, slang) a toilet or lavatory.
  • can n. (US, slang) Buttocks.
  • can n. (slang) Jail or prison.
  • can n. (slang, in the plural) Headphones.
  • can n. (archaic) A drinking cup.
  • can n. (nautical) A cube-shaped buoy or marker used to denote a port-side lateral mark.
  • can n. A chimney pot.
  • can v. To seal in a can.
  • can v. To preserve by heating and sealing in a jar or can.
  • can v. To discard, scrap or terminate (an idea, project, etc.).
  • can v. To shut up.
  • can v. (US, euphemistic) To fire or dismiss an employee.
  • Can prop.n. Alternative spelling of Can.
  • CAN prop.n. (initialism) The Andean Community of Nations.
  • CAN n. (inorganic chemistry, initialism) ceric ammonium nitrate.
  • CAN init. (computing) Campus area network.
  • CAN init. Consistent and asymptotically normal, a statistic estimator Tn(X1, X2, ..., Xn) is CAN (consistent…
  • Can. prop.n. Abbreviation of Canada.
— Translinguals —
  • CAN sym. The ISO 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for Canada.
  • CAN sym. The IATA airport code for the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Guangdong, China.
  • sym. (computing) Used as a visual representation of the control character "cancel".
— Foreign words, define in English —
  • Afar
  • Aragonese - Galician - Interlingua - Istriot - Ligurian - Old portuguese - Venetian
  • Asturian
    • can n. dog (animal).
  • Azerbaijani
    • can n. soul, spirit.
    • can n. being, creature, life.
    • can n. body.
    • can n. force, vigour.
  • Catalan
    • can cont. Contraction of ca en.
  • Classical nahuatl
    • can adv. where.
    • çan partic. Alternative spelling of zan.
    • -can suff. (added to nouns) A locative suffix: in, at; used to form placenames or indicate location.
    • -can suff. (added to numerals) A locative suffix: in, at; used to indicate location.
    • -can suff. (added to numerals) An ordinal suffix; used to indicate position in a series.
  • Coptic
  • Czech
    • -čan suff. Appended to some country names ending with -ie to form a demonym.
  • Galician
    • can n. trigger.
  • Interlingua
    • can n. cock, hammer (of a firearm).
  • Irish
    • can v. to sing.
  • Kurdish
  • Lashi
  • Ligurian
    • càn n. dog, male dog.
  • Maltese
  • Mandarin
    • can rom. Nonstandard spelling of cān.
    • can rom. Nonstandard spelling of cán.
    • can rom. Nonstandard spelling of cǎn.
    • can rom. Nonstandard spelling of càn.
    • càn rom. Pinyin transcription of 叄.
    • càn rom. Pinyin transcription of 叅.
    • càn rom. Pinyin transcription of 孭.
    • càn rom. Pinyin transcription of 掺.
    • càn rom. Pinyin transcription of 摻.
    • càn rom. Pinyin transcription of 澯.
    • càn rom. Pinyin transcription of 灿, 燦.
    • càn rom. Pinyin transcription of 璨.
    • càn rom. Pinyin transcription of 粲.
    • càn rom. Pinyin transcription of 薒.
    • cán rom. Pinyin transcription of 嬠.
    • cán rom. Pinyin transcription of 嬱.
    • cán rom. Pinyin transcription of 惭, 慙, 慚.
    • cán rom. Pinyin transcription of 残, 殘.
    • cán rom. Pinyin transcription of 淺.
    • cán rom. Pinyin transcription of 蚎.
    • cán rom. Pinyin transcription of 蝅.
    • cán rom. Pinyin transcription of 蠶.
    • cán rom. Pinyin transcription of 蠺.
    • cán rom. Pinyin transcription of 蚕.
    • cān rom. Pinyin transcription of 傪.
    • cān rom. Pinyin transcription of 參, 叄.
    • cān rom. Pinyin transcription of 叅.
    • cān rom. Pinyin transcription of 喰.
    • cān rom. Pinyin transcription of 湌.
    • cān rom. Pinyin transcription of 蓡.
    • cān rom. Pinyin transcription of 謲.
    • cān rom. Pinyin transcription of 飡.
    • cān rom. Pinyin transcription of 餐.
    • cān rom. Pinyin transcription of 驂, 骖.
    • cān rom. Pinyin transcription of 鰬.
    • cān rom. Pinyin transcription of 参.
    • cǎn rom. Pinyin transcription of 惨, 慘.
    • cǎn rom. Pinyin transcription of 憯.
    • cǎn rom. Pinyin transcription of 昕.
    • cǎn rom. Pinyin transcription of 朁.
    • cǎn rom. Pinyin transcription of 穁.
    • cǎn rom. Pinyin transcription of 黪, 黲.
  • Mecayapan nahuatl
  • Middle dutch
    • can v. first/third-person singular present indicative of connen.
  • Middle english
    • can n. Alternative form of canne.
  • Noone
    • cǎn n. tantalus monkey (Cercopithecus tantalus ).
  • Occitan
    • can n. dog, hound.
    • Can prop.n. Caen (a city in Calvados, France).
  • Old occitan
    • can conj. when.
    • can adv. (interrogative) when.
  • Scots
  • Scottish gaelic
  • Turkish
    • can n. soul, life, being.
    • can n. sweetheart.
    • Can n. A male given name which means "the spirit", "heart", "life", "vitality".
    • çan n. bell (metallic resonating object).
  • Turkmen
  • Vietnamese
    • can n. (alternative medicine) Synonym of gan (“liver”).
    • can n. Short for Thiên Can (“celestial stem”).
    • can v. to concern; to apply to.
    • can v. to be involved (in); to be implicated (in).
    • can v. to dissuade (someone from doing something); to intervene.
    • can n. walking stick.
    • can v. to join; to unite; to sew together.
    • can v. to trace (through translucent paper), to do tracing.
    • cân n. (colloquial, dated) kilogram.
    • cân n. a weighing instrument; a balance, scale, etc.
    • cân v. to weigh.
    • cân adj. in some kind of balance or equilibrium.
    • càn v. (rare) to rush headlong through.
    • càn v. to raid; to mop up; to attack.
    • càn adj. (of behaviour) wanton; indiscriminate; at random.
    • càn n. the first trigram of the eight trigrams in Taoist cosmology.
    • cán n. handle.
    • cán v. to be crushed, to be run over (by a vehicle, etc.).
    • cán v. to flatten, to make flat.
    • căn n. Clipping of căn thức (“root”) (arithmetic: number or expression which when raised to a power gives…
    • căn n. (colloquial, usually not followed by của (“of”)) Short for căn (thức) bậc hai (“second root”); square…
    • căn (pathology) Indicates diseases, illnesses.
    • căn n. (Northern Vietnam) room.
    • căn Indicates houses, apartments, rooms.
    • cản v. to prevent; to bar; to hinder.
    • cản n. (Southern Vietnam) barrage; dam.
    • cận adj. (chiefly in compounds) near; close.
    • cận adj. (colloquial) Clipping of cận thị (“short-sighted”).
    • cạn adj. (of something that contains water) be out of water; dry; arid.
    • cạn adj. be without; having no more.
    • cần v. to need.
    • cần n. water parsnip.
    • cần n. pole; rod.
    • cần n. Short for cần sa (“marijuana”).
    • cắn v. to bite.
    • cắn v. (Northern Vietnam) to bark.
    • cắn v. (Central Vietnam, Southern Vietnam, of certain insects) to sting, to bite.
    • cặn n. dregs, lees, sediment.
  • Volapük
    • can n. sales commodity, merchandise, wares.
  • Welsh
    • can adj. bleached, white.
    • can n. flour.
    • can adj. hundred.
    • can n. a can.
    • cân n. song.
    • cân v. (literary) inflection of canu.
— English words, define in German —
  • can  zeigt die Fähigkeit an, etwas tun zu können; können.
  • can  zeigt die Erlaubnis oder Bestimmung an, etwas zu tun; können, dürfen.
  • can  V. umgangssprachlich: eine Sache beenden; abbrechen.
  • can  V. umgangssprachlich: ein Arbeitsverhältnis für beendet erklären; kündigen.
  • can  V. (Früchte, Obst) kochen, damit es sich länger hält; einmachen.
  • can  S. ein versiegeltes Behältnis; Dose.
  • can  S. Gießkanne.
— English words, define in Dutch —
  • can  n. blik.
  • can  w. hulpwerkwoord kunnen.
  • can  w. inblikken.
— English words, define in French —
  • can  n. (États-Unis) (Tin can) Boîte de conserve.
  • can  n. Canette métal, souvent cylindrique.
  • can  n. (Plus rare) Bidon.
  • can  v. Pouvoir, savoir, avoir la capacité de.
  • can  v. Pouvoir, avoir le droit de.
  • can  v. Pouvoir, avoir la possibilité de.
  • can  v. Mettre en boite de conserve.
— English words, define in Portuguese —
  • can  v. (Auxiliar modal) ser capaz de, indica habilidade.
  • can  v. (Auxiliar modal) ter a permissão de.
  • can  s. lata.
  • can  v. enlatar.
  • can  v. descartar uma ideia.
  • can  v. silenciar.
  • can  v. (Eufemia) despedir.
— English words, define in Italian —
  • can  s. latta, lattina, scatola, barattolo.
  • can  s. annaffiatoio.
  • can  s. scatoletta.
  • can  s. (slang) (US) cesso.
  • can  s. (slang) (US) natica.
— In French —
  • can  n.m. (Vieilli sauf au Canada) Face la moins large d’une pièce…
  • can  n.m. (Béarnais) Chien.
  • CAN  n.m. (Réseaux informatiques) Type de bus système série.
  • CAN  n.m. (Électronique) Convertisseur analogique-numérique.
  • CAN  n.prop.f. (Sport) Abréviation de coupe d’Afrique des nations.
— In Spanish —
  • can  s. (Canis lupus) Variedad doméstica del lobo, que por su prolongada…
369 English words from 154 English definitions

Abbreviation able added airport Akhmimic alpha alternative alternative␣medicine aluminium ammonium ammonium␣nitrate and Andean animal apartments Appended apply archaic area arid arithmetic asymptotically at␣random attack auxiliary auxiliary␣verb balance bar bark barrage be␣able␣to behaviour being bell bite bleached body brother buoy but Buttocks Caen Calvados Campus CAN can Canada cancel canister canne carry celestial celestial␣stem Central ceric ceric␣ammonium␣nitrate certain chamber chamber␣pot character chemistry chiefly chimney chimney␣pot China city Clipping close cock code colloquial commodity Community compounds computing concern consistent container contains Contraction control control␣character cosmology country creature crushed cube cup cyan cylindrical dam dated defective demonym denote discard diseases dismiss dispense dissuade dog doing dregs drinking dry dust eight employee enabled ending equilibrium estimator etc euphemistic expression Fayyumic fire firearm first fish flat flatten flour followed followed␣by foods for force form France from fruit gan given given␣name gives Guangdong Guangzhou hai hammer handle have having headlong Headphones heart heating hinder hound houses how how␣to hundred IATA idea illnesses implicated indicate Indicates indicative indiscriminate inflection informal initialism inorganic inorganic␣chemistry insects instrument International interrogative intervene involved ISO Jail jar join kilogram kind kind␣of know lateral lateral␣mark lavatory lees less letter life liquids literary liver location locative make male marijuana mark marker May means meat medicine merchandise metallic milk modal modal␣auxiliary monkey mop mop␣up more more␣or␣less name names Nations nautical near need network nitrate no␣more Nonstandard normal Northern not nouns now number numerals object obsolete of␣a often ordinal out out␣of over paper parsnip pathology perception permitted person Pinyin placenames plants plastic plate plural pole port position possible pot potential power present present␣indicative preserve preserved prevent prison project raid raised random rare representation resonating rod room rooms root run run␣over rush sales say scale scrap seal sealing second sediment series sew shaped short short-sighted shut shut␣up side sighted sing singular slang some some␣kind␣of someone something sometimes song soul Southern spelling spirit square statistic steel stem stick sting such such␣as suffix sweetheart Synonym tantalus Taoist terminate that the third third-person third␣person third-person␣singular three through tin tin-plate tin␣plate tire together toilet trace tracing transcription transitive translucent trigger trigram trigrams unite used used␣to usually vehicle verb verbs vessel Vietnam vigour visual vitality walking walking␣stick wanton wares water watering watering␣can water␣parsnip weigh weighing when where which white with without

35 English words from 35 foreign definitions

Auxiliar Bidon blik bus can Canada Chien conserve coupe del des die Dose Face indica large lata lobo lupus modal nations Plus que rare sauf ser sich slang Sport ter Tin Tin␣can tun Type Unis

1 foreign word from 154 English definitions

Cercopithecus

90 foreign words from 35 foreign definitions

abbrechen Abréviation Afrique analogique annaffiatoio Arbeitsverhältnis avoir barattolo Béarnais beenden beendet Behältnis Bestimmung Boîte boite Boîte␣de␣conserve boite␣de␣conserve Canette Canis Canis␣lupus capacité capaz cesso Convertisseur cylindrique damit de␣conserve descartar despedir doméstica droit dürfen ein eine einmachen Électronique enlatar erklären Erlaubnis États États-Unis etwas Eufemia Fähigkeit Früchte für Gießkanne habilidade hält hulpwerkwoord ideia inblikken informatiques kochen können kündigen kunnen länger latta lattina métal Mettre Mettre␣en␣boite moins natica numérique Obst oder permissão pièce por possibilité Pouvoir prolongada Réseaux Réseaux␣informatiques Sache savoir scatola scatoletta série silenciar souvent système uma umgangssprachlich une Variedad Vieilli zeigt

1633 suffixes (New words found by adding one or more letters at the end of the word.)

Cana cand cane Cane CanE cang Cann cans cant can't Cant. ca'n't cany Canad. canal Canal Can-Am Cañar Candi Cando can-do candy Candy caned caner canes Canes CANEX Canez cangs canid can␣it canna canne Canns cann't canny Canny CanOD canoe canon Canon cañon canst can'st canto Canto cants Cantu canty Canty +1582 words

3262 times in the middle (New words found by adding letters in front and at the end of the word.)

acana ICANN scano scans scant acanas acanth acanth- arcana Arcand arcane Bacani B-scans decane decani decans decant ducana Escano fucans GI␣cans incant jacana Kočani locant macana McCann Oscans pecans Pićana recane recans recant scance Scandi Scando- Scania scanno scanos scants scanty secant Sicani Sicano Tacana TACANs Tucana Tucano tucans uncans +3212 words

442 prefixes (New words found by adding one or more letters in front of the word.)

scan T-Can Alcan B-scan decan fucan GI␣can Incan Lucan Oscan pecan pocan recan sucan TACAN tucan uncan Aracan ashcan buccan cancan can-can Caxcan Cazcan Deccan descan Duncan flucan glucan glycan Hyrcan Lorcan Marcan Meccan Narcan Nazcan NT␣scan oilcan paccan peccan rescan seacan sea␣can tin␣can toucan Tuscan upscan Utican Vulcan Wiccan +392 words

One word-in-word RTL (Word found written from right to left, inside the word. Minimum size 3 letters.)

NAC

4 anagrams (New words found by changing the order of the letter.)

ANC CNA NAC NCA

80 anagrams found with an extra letter (New words formed with all the letter from the word and an extra letter.)

A.A.C.N. acne Áncá AnCC ANCC ance -ance -ancy bacn banc Caen Cahn cain Cain Cana cand cane Cane CanE cang Cann cans cant can't Cant. ca'n't cany cap'n carn Carn cdna cDNA Cena chan Chan -chan clan CNAA CNAs CNSA Coan CPAN cran cran- crna cRNA Cuna cyan cyan- inca Inca +29 words

37 anagrams found minus a letter (New words formed with all the letters from the word minus a letter.)

ac Ac AC ℀ -ac a-c a/c ac- ac. A/C a.c. A.C. an An AN -an an' an- A/N a(n) ca CA c@ ca. C.A. Cn CN c'n C/N na NA n/a N/A n.a. N.A. NC N.C.

141 cousins (New words found by changing only one letter.)

A.A.N. ban Ban BAN CAA cab CAB CAC cad CAD cad. CAE caf CAF cag CAG cah CAH Cai CAIi Cai. cal Cal Cal. cam Cam CAM Cao CAO cap Cap CAP car Car CAR cas CAS cas' Cas. cat Cat CAT Cav. caw CAX cay Caz CBN C.B.N. C.␣B.␣N. CCN Cdn CDN Cdn. Cen cen- CFN CGN CIN -cin CLN CNN con Con CON con- CPN Crn. ctn CTN cun CVN cyn- dan Dan DAN Dan. ean EAN -ean e.An. fan Fan FAN gan Gan GaN GAN han Han Ian -ian jan Jan Jan. kan Kan Kan. Lan LAN Lan. (+39 words)

17 lipograms (New words found when removing only one letter.)

an An AN -an an' an- A/N a(n) ca CA c@ ca. C.A. Cn CN c'n C/N

18 epenthesis (New words found when adding only one letter.)

Caen Cahn cain Cain Cann cap'n carn Carn chan Chan -chan clan Coan CPAN cran cran- cyan cyan-


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