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Noun: can  kan
  1. Airtight sealed metal container for food, drink or paint etc.
    - tin, tin can
  2. The quantity contained in a can
    - canful
  3. A buoy with a round bottom and conical top
    - can buoy
  4. [N. Amer, informal] The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    "he deserves a good kick in the can";
    - buttocks, nates, butt, backside, bum, buns [N. Amer], fundament, hindquarters, hind end, posterior, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush [N. Amer], bottom, behind, derriere, bahookie [UK, dialect, informal], heinie [US], botty [informal], patootie [US, informal], tushy [N. Amer], derrière
  5. [N. Amer, informal] A plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    - toilet, commode, pot, potty, stool, throne
  6. [N. Amer, informal] A room or building equipped with one or more toilets
    - toilet, lavatory, lav [informal], john [informal], bathroom, water closet [Brit, archaic], closet [archaic], W.C. [Brit], loo [Brit, informal], bog [Brit, informal]
Verb: can (canned,canning)  kan
  1. (cooking) preserve in a can or tin
    "canned foods are not very tasty";
    - tin, put up
  2. [N. Amer, informal] Terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    "The boss canned his secretary today";
    - displace, fire, give notice, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate
Verb: can[2] (could)  kan
  1. Able to
    "fish can swim", "I can drive if you like", "Can I help you?"

Derived forms: canned, cans, canning

Type of: body part, buoy, container, containerful, keep, plumbing fixture, preserve, remove, room

Part of: bath, bathroom, body, torso, trunk

Encyclopedia: Can