(noun, verb)


1. a stick that people can lean on to help them walk

Definition categories: man–made

2. a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane

Definition categories: plant, stalk, stem

3. a stiff switch used to hit students as punishment

Definition categories: man–made, switch

Sentences with cane as a noun:

- The teacher gave his student the cane for throwing paper.

- After breaking his leg, he needed a cane to walk.


1. beat with a cane

Similar word(s): flog, lambast, lambaste

Definition categories: contact, beat

Sentences with cane as a verb:

- Don't hit me with that. It really canes!

- Mate, my legs cane!

- to cane chairs