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cane

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English

Etymology

From Old French cane, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] canna, from Ancient Greek κάννα (kanna), reed), perhaps from Semitic (compare Hebrew קנה (qaneh), reed)).

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Noun

Singular
cane

Plural
s

cane (s)
  1. (uncountable) The slender, flexible stem of a plant such as bamboo, reed, or the like.
  2. (uncountable) The plant itself.
  3. (uncountable) sugar cane.
  4. (countable) A short wooden rod or stick used for corporal punishment.
  5. (the cane; uncountable) Corporal punishment by beating with a cane.
    The teacher gave his student the cane for throwing paper.
  6. (countable) A strong short staff used for support during walking by the disabled or infirm.
    After breaking his leg, he needed to use a cane to walk.
  7. (countable) A long collapsible (and usually white for improved visibility) wooden, metal or plastic rod used by blind people to feel for obstacles in their path.

Synonyms

  • (slender flexible stem of plant such as bamboo):
  • (plant itself):
  • (sugar cane): sugar cane
  • (a short wooden or bamboo rod or stick used for corporal punishment): switch, rod
  • (corporal punishment consisting of a beating with a cane): a caning, six of the best
  • (strong short staff used for support during walking by the disabled or infirm): walking stick
  • (a long collapsible (and usually white for improved visibility) wooden, metal or plastic rod used by blind people to feel for obstacles in their path): walking stick

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to cane

Third person singular
can

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to cane (third-person singular simple present can, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) To strike or beat, notably with a cane or similar implement; to destroy.
  2. (UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) To do something well, in a competent fashion.
derived from "to beat" in gaming circles where "to beat" indicates success.

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French

Etymology

From the [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] anas, incremented with an initial "c".

Noun

cane f. (plural canes)

  1. duck (a female duck)

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Italian

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Etymology

From the [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:it:Template:lang:la derivations]] canis (m), dog.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈkane/

Noun

cane m. (plural cani) (feminine cagna)

  1. Dog in general, male dog.

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