(noun, verb)


1. airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.

Similar word(s): tin

Definition categories: man–made, container

2. the quantity contained in a can

Similar word(s): canful

Definition categories: quantity, containerful

3. a buoy with a round bottom and conical top

Definition categories: communication, buoy

4. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

Similar word(s): backside, behind, bottom, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, derriere, fanny, fundament, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, rear, rump, seat, stern, tail, tush

Definition categories: body

5. a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination

Similar word(s): commode, crapper, pot, potty, stool, throne, toilet

Definition categories: man–made

6. a room or building equipped with one or more toilets

Similar word(s): bathroom, john, lav, lavatory, privy, toilet

Definition categories: man–made, room


1. preserve in a can or tin

Similar word(s): tin

Definition categories: change, keep, preserve

2. terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

Similar word(s): dismiss, displace, fire, sack, terminate

Definition categories: social, remove

Sentences with can as a verb:

- She can speak English, French, and German.

- You can go outside and play when you're finished with your homework.

- Can it be Friday already?

- They spent August canning fruit and vegetables.

- He canned the whole project because he thought it would fail.

- Can your gob.

- The boss canned him for speaking out.