meaning of can

1. an obs. form of began, imp. & p. p. of Begin, sometimes used in old poetry. [See Gan. ]
A drinking cup; a vessel for holding liquids.
A vessel or case of tinned iron or of sheet metal, of various forms, but usually cylindrical; as, a can of tomatoes; an oil can; a milk can.
To know; to understand.
To be able to do; to have power or influence.
To be able; -- followed by an infinitive without to; as, I can go, but do not wish to.
See under Buoy, n.
To preserve by putting in sealed cans
A device consisting of a short rope with flat hooks at each end, for hoisting casks or barrels by the ends of the staves.
CAN Cancel Canada Country with domain "ca".
airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.

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