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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 n. (Slang, in the plural) An E-meter used in Scientology auditing.
  • can n. (US, slang) An ounce (or sometimes, two ounces) of marijuana.
  • can n. A protective cover for the fuel element in a nuclear reactor.
  • 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. (Transitive, slang) To shut up.
  • can v. (US, euphemistic) To fire or dismiss an employee.
  • can v. (Golf, slang, transitive) To hole the ball.
  • can v. (Transitive) To cover (the fuel element in a nuclear reactor) with a protective cover.
  • Can prop.n. Alternative spelling of Can.
  • CAN prop.n. (Computing, manufacturing, automotive) Abbreviation of Controller Area Network., ISO standards 11898…
  • CAN n. (Inorganic chemistry, uncountable) ceric ammonium nitrate.
  • CAN n. (Computing, manufacturing, automotive, countable) Abbreviation of controller area network.
  • CAN n. (Computing, countable) Initialism of campus area network.
  • CAN n. (South Africa, countable) Acronym of community action network.
  • CAN n. Initialism of consistent and asymptotically normal, a statistic estimator Tn(X1, X2, ..., Xn) is CAN…
  • CAN n. (Australia, countable) Acronym of court attendance notice.
  • CAN prop.n. (Initialism) The Andean Community of Nations.
  • Can. prop.n. Abbreviation of Canada.
— International convention —
  • CAN sym. (International standards) ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 country code for Canada.
  • CAN sym. (International standards, aviation) IATA airport code for Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, which…
  • sym. (Computing) Used as a visual representation of the control character "cancel".
— Foreign words, define in English —
  • Afar
  • Aragonese - Galician - Interlingua - Istriot - Lombard - Old portuguese
  • Asturian
    • can n. Dog (animal).
  • Azerbaijani
    • can n. Soul, spirit.
    • can n. Being, creature, life.
    • can n. Body (in expressions concerning body sensations).
    • can n. Force, vigour.
    • can n. Life (the state of organisms preceding their death).
  • Catalan
    • can cont. Contraction of ca en (“the house of”).
  • Chinese
    • can n. (Hong Kong Cantonese, university slang) canteen; restaurant (in a university campus).
  • Classical nahuatl
    • can pron. Where.
    • çan part. 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.
  • Francisco león zoque
    • caṉ n. Any wild cat (Jaguar, cougar, etc.).
  • Galician
    • can n. (Historical) 20th century 5, 10 cents of peseta coin.
    • can n. How.
    • can n. Khan.
  • Highland popoluca
    • ca̱ŋ n. Any wild cat (Jaguar, cougar, etc.).
  • Interlingua
    • can n. Cock, hammer (of a firearm).
  • Irish
    • can v. To sing.
  • Ligurian
    • can n. Dog, male dog.
    • càn n. Alternative spelling of can.
  • 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.
    • cán rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 嬠.
    • cán rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 嬱.
    • cán rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 慙, 慚.
    • cán rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 殘.
    • cán rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 淺.
    • cán rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 蚎.
    • cán rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 蝅.
    • cán rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 蠶.
    • cán rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 蠺.
    • cán rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 蚕.
    • càn rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 叄.
    • càn rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 叅.
    • càn rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 孭.
    • càn rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 掺.
    • càn rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 摻.
    • càn rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 澯.
    • càn rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 燦.
    • càn rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 璨.
    • càn rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 粲.
    • càn rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 薒.
    • cǎn rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 慘.
    • cǎn rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 憯.
    • cǎn rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 昕.
    • cǎn rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 朁.
    • cǎn rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 穁.
    • cǎn rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 黲.
    • cān rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 傪.
    • cān rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 參, 叄.
    • cān rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 叅.
    • cān rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 喰.
    • cān rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 湌.
    • cān rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 蓡.
    • cān rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 謲.
    • cān rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 飡.
    • cān rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 餐.
    • cān rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 驂.
    • cān rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 鰬.
    • cān rom. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 参.
    • ĉán rom. Rare spelling of chán.
    • ĉàn rom. Rare spelling of chàn.
    • cáŋ rom. Rare spelling of cáng.
    • càŋ rom. Rare spelling of càng.
    • ĉǎn rom. Rare spelling of chǎn.
    • ĉān rom. Rare spelling of chān.
    • cǎŋ rom. Rare spelling of cǎng.
    • cāŋ rom. Rare spelling of cāng.
    • ĉáŋ rom. Rare spelling of cháng.
    • ĉàŋ rom. Rare spelling of chàng.
    • ĉǎŋ rom. Rare spelling of chǎng.
    • ĉāŋ rom. Rare spelling of chāng.
  • Mang
  • Mecayapan nahuatl
  • Middle dutch
    • can v. First/third-person singular present indicative of connen.
  • Middle english
    • can n. Alternative form of canne.
    • can v. Alternative form of cunnen.
  • Noone
    • cǎn n. Tantalus monkey (Cercopithecus tantalus ).
  • Northern kurdish
  • Occitan
    • can n. Dog, hound.
    • Can prop.n. Caen (a city in the Calvados department, France).
  • Old occitan
    • can conj. When.
    • can adv. (Interrogative) when.
  • Romagnol
  • Romanian
    • ca-n cont. Contraction of ca + în.
  • Scots
  • Scottish gaelic
    • can v. To say.
    • can v. To sing (a song).
  • Turkish
    • can n. Soul, life, being.
    • can n. Sweetheart.
    • Can n. A male given name from Persian.
    • çan n. Bell (metallic resonating object).
    • Çan prop.n. A town and district of Çanakkale, Turkey.
  • Turkmen
  • Tày
  • Venetian
    • can n. (Belluno, Chipilo) dog.
  • Vietnamese
    • can n. (Alternative medicine) 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.
    • cán n. A handle; grip; staff; lever (especially of a tool).
    • cán v. To flatten; to crush (especially with rolling cylindrical objects).
    • cán v. (Figurative) to run over (with a vehicle).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • căn n. (Only in compounds) root; cause, origin, source.
    • căn n. (Arithmetic) (clipping of căn thức) root.
    • căn n. (Arithmetic, colloquial, usually not followed by của (“of”)) (short for căn (thức) bậc hai) square…
    • căn (Pathology) indicates diseases, illnesses.
    • căn n. (Northern Vietnam) room.
    • căn Indicates houses, apartments, rooms.
    • căn v. To align; to time (to choose when something begins).
    • cắn v. To bite.
    • cắn v. (Northern Vietnam) to bark.
    • cắn v. (Central Vietnam, southern Vietnam, of certain insects) to sting, to bite.
    • cấn v. To obstruct; to jam in a tight space.
    • cần v. To need.
    • cần n. Water parsnip.
    • cần n. Pole; rod.
    • cần n. Short for cần sa (“marijuana”).
    • cẩn n. (North Central Vietnam) hibiscus.
    • cản v. To prevent; to bar; to hinder.
    • cản n. (Southern Vietnam) barrage; dam.
    • cạn adj. (Of a container or body of water) no longer containing any liquid; dry.
    • cạn adj. (Figurative, followed by a noun) out of.
    • cạn v. (Of a drink) to down.
    • cặn n. Dregs, lees, sediment.
    • cận aff. Near or close.
    • cận adj. (Colloquial) Clipping of cận thị (“nearsighted”).
  • Volapük
    • can n. Sales commodity, merchandise, wares.
  • Welsh
    • can adj. Bleached, white.
    • can n. Flour.
    • can num. (Cardinal number) Apocopic form of cant (“one hundred”).
    • can n. A can.
    • cân n. Song.
    • cân v. (Literary) third-person singular present indicative/future of canu, second-person singular imperative of canu.
    • cân v. Third-person plural present indicative/future colloquial of cael.
    • can- pref. With, after.
  • Yucatec maya
    • can num. Obsolete spelling of kan.
    • can n. Obsolete spelling of kaan.
— English words, defined 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, defined in Dutch —
  • can w. Hulpwerkwoord kunnen.
  • can w. Inblikken.
  • can n. Blik (metalen voorwerp).
— English words, defined in French —
  • can n. (États-Unis) (Tin can) Boîte de conserve.
  • can n. Canette métal, souvent cylindrique.
  • can n. (Plus rare) Bidon.
  • can n. (Archaïsme) Pot de chambre.
  • can n. (Argot) (États-Unis) Chiottes, toilettes, w.-c. (appareil sanitaire recueillant et évacuant les besoins naturels).
  • can n. (Construction) (Archaïsme) (Argot) (États-Unis) Toilettes, w.-c. (pièce destinée à faire ses besoins).
  • 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, defined in Spanish —
  • can v. Poder (tener capacidad de).
  • can v. Poder (tener permiso de).
  • can v. Saber (tener la habilidad de hacer algo).
  • can s. Lata, bote.
  • can v. Enlatar.
— English words, defined in Portuguese —
  • can s. Lata.
  • can v. (Auxiliar modal) ser capaz de, indica habilidade.
  • can v. (Auxiliar modal) ter a permissão de.
  • can v. Enlatar.
  • can v. Descartar uma ideia.
  • can v. Silenciar.
  • can v. (Eufemismo) despedir.
— English words, defined 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. Boîte de conserve.
  • can n.f. (Géographie) un petit plateau de calcaire posé sur le schiste…
  • CAN n.m. (Réseaux informatiques) Type de bus système série.
  • CAN n.m. (Électronique) Convertisseur analogique-numérique.
  • CAN n.prop.f. (Football) Coupe d’Afrique des nations.
— In Spanish —
  • can s. Cinología. (Canis lupus) Variedad doméstica del lobo, que…
460 English words from 201 English definitions

Abbreviation able Acronym action Added Africa after airport Akhmimic align alpha Alternative Alternative␣medicine aluminium ammonium ammonium␣nitrate and Andean angry animal any apartments Apocopic Appended apply Archaic area Arithmetic asymptotically at␣random attack attendance auditing Australia automotive auxiliary auxiliary␣verb aviation balance ball bar bark barrage be␣able␣to begins behaviour being Bell Belluno bite Bleached body body␣of␣water Bone brother buoy but Buttocks Caen Calvados campus can Canada cancel canister canne cant canteen Cantonese Cardinal Cardinal␣number carry cat cause celestial celestial␣stem Central cents century ceric ceric␣ammonium␣nitrate certain cha chamber chamber␣pot character chemistry chimney chimney␣pot choose city clipping close Cock code coin colloquial commodity community compounds Computing concern concerning consistent container containing Contraction control control␣character controller cosmology cougar countable country country␣code court cover creature crush cube cup cylindrical dam dated death defective demonym denote department detest discard diseases dismiss dispense dissuade district dog doing down Dregs drink drinking dry Dust eight element E-meter employee enabled ending equilibrium especially estimator etc euphemistic expressions Fayyumic Figurative fire firearm first fish flatten Flour followed followed␣by foods for Force form France from fruit fuel future given given␣name Golf grip Guangzhou hai hammer handle Hanyu Hanyu␣Pinyin hate have headlong Headphones heating hibiscus hinder Historical hole Hong Hong␣Kong hound house houses how how␣to Human hundred IATA idea illnesses imperative implicated indicate indicates indicative indiscriminate informal Initialism Inorganic Inorganic␣chemistry insects instrument International Interrogative intervene involved ISO Jaguar Jail jam jar join kan Khan kilogram kind kind␣of know Kong lateral lateral␣mark lavatory lees less lever life liquid liquids Literary liver location locative longer male manufacturing marijuana mark marker May meat medicine merchandise metallic meter Milk Modal Modal␣auxiliary monkey mop mop␣up more more␣or␣less name names Nations Nautical Near nearsighted need network nitrate no␣longer Nonstandard normal North North␣Central Northern not notice noun nouns now nuclear nuclear␣reactor number numerals object objects Obsolete obstruct of␣a often one one␣hundred Only ordinal organisms origin ounce ounces out out␣of over paper parsnip Pathology perception permitted Persian person peseta Pinyin placenames plants plastic plate plural Pole port position possible pot potential preceding present present␣indicative preserve preserved prevent prison project protective raid random Rare reactor reading representation resonating restaurant rod rolling room rooms root run run␣over rush Sales say scale Scientology scrap seal sealing second second␣person second-person␣singular sediment sensations series sew shaped short short␣for shut shut␣up side sing singular slang some some␣kind␣of someone something sometimes song Soul source South South␣Africa southern space spelling spirit square staff standards state statistic steel stem stick sting such such␣as suffix Sweetheart tantalus Taoist terminate the their third third␣person Third-person␣plural third-person␣singular through tight time tin tin␣plate together toilet tool town trace tracing transitive translucent trigram trigrams Turkey two uncountable unite university used used␣to usually vehicle verb verbs vessel Vietnam vigour visual Walking Walking␣stick wanton wares water watering watering␣can Water␣parsnip weigh weighing when Where which white wild wild␣cat with

56 English words from 45 foreign definitions

algo Argot Auxiliar Béarnais Bidon Blik bote bus can Canada Canette chambre Chien conserve Construction Coupe del des die Dose droit Face faire Football indica large Lata Latta les lobo lupus modal nations Obst petit plateau Plus posé Pot que rare Réseaux Saber sauf ser ses sich Slang ter Tin Tin␣can toilettes tun Type Unis voorwerp

4 foreign words from 201 English definitions

Cercopithecus Chipilo kaan Thie

103 foreign words from 45 foreign definitions

abbrechen Afrique analogique Annaffiatoio appareil Arbeitsverhältnis Archaïsme avoir barattolo beenden beendet Behältnis besoins besoins␣naturels Bestimmung boite boite␣de␣conserve calcaire Canis Canis␣lupus capacidad capacité capaz cesso Chiottes Convertisseur cylindrique damit de␣conserve Descartar despedir destinée doméstica dürfen ein eine einmachen Électronique Enlatar erklären Erlaubnis États États-Unis etwas Eufemismo évacuant Fähigkeit faire␣ses␣besoins Früchte für Géographie Gießkanne habilidad habilidade hacer hält Hulpwerkwoord ideia Inblikken informatiques kochen können kündigen kunnen länger lattina métal metalen Mettre Mettre␣en␣boite moins natica naturels numérique oder permiso permissão pièce Poder possibilité Pot␣de␣chambre Pouvoir recueillant Réseaux␣informatiques Sache sanitaire savoir scatola Scatoletta schiste série Silenciar souvent sur système tener uma Umgangssprachlich une Variedad versiegeltes Vieilli zeigt

2035 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 Cant can't Cant. ca'n't cany Canad. canal Canal Can-Am Canan Cañar Canby c-ANCA 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 Canoy canso Canso +1985 words

4233 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 Ecanda Escano fucans GI␣cans incant jacana Kočani locant lycans macana McCane McCann Oscans pecans recane recans recant scance Scandi Scando- Scania scanno scanos scante scants scanty secant Sicani Sicano Tacana TACANs Tucana +4183 words

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

scan T-Can Alcan B-scan decan Decan fucan GI␣can Incan Lucan lycan Oscan pecan Pićan pocan recan sucan TACAN tucan uncan Aracan Arican ashcan baucan boucan buccan cancan can-can Caxcan Cazcan Concan CT␣scan Deccan descan Duncan flucan glucan glycan Hyrcan jincan Lencan Lorcan Marcan Meccan Molcan Narcan Nazcan NT␣scan oilcan paccan +507 words

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


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


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

A.A.C.N. ACNA acne ANCA Áncá AnCC ANCC -ance ANCs -ancy bacn banc Caen Cagn Cahn cain Cain -cain- Cana cand cane Cane CanE cang Cann cans cant Cant can't Cant. ca'n't cany cap'n carn Carn cdna cDNA Cena chan Chan -chan Ch*na cinA clan CNAA CNAs CNSA Coan CPAN cran Cran CRAN cran- +44 words

39 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 ca. &ca. C.A. CN c'n C/N na Na NA n/a N/A n.a. N.A. NC N.C.

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

Aan AAN A.A.N. ban Ban BAN CAA cab Cab CAB CAC cad CAD cad. CAE caf CAF cag CAG cah CAH Cai CAIi Cai. cak cal Cal cal. Cal. cam Cam CAM Cao CAO cap Cap CAP car Car CAR cas Cas CAs CAS cas' Cas. cat Cat CAT Cau Cav. caw CAW CAX cay Caz CAZ CBN C.B.N. C.␣B.␣N. CCN Cdn CDN Cdn. Cen CEN cen- CFN CGN CIN -cin CLN CNN con Con CON -con con- CPN Crn. ctn CTN cun CVN cyn- dan Dan DAN -dan Dan. ean EAN -ean e.An. fan Fan FAN gan Gan GaN GAN (+51 words)

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

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

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

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

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