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cane

 (kān)
n.
1.
a. A slender, strong but often flexible stem, as of certain bamboos, reeds, or rattans.
b. A plant having such a stem.
c. Such stems or strips of such stems used for wickerwork or baskets.
2. A bamboo (Arundinaria gigantea) native to the southeast United States, having long stiff stems and often forming canebrakes.
3. The stem of a raspberry, blackberry, certain roses, or similar plants.
4. Sugarcane.
5. A stick used as an aid in walking or carried as an accessory.
6. A rod used for flogging.
7. A glass cylinder made of smaller, variously colored glass rods that have been fused together, used in glassmaking.
tr.v. caned, can·ing, canes
1. To make, supply, or repair with flexible woody material.
2. To hit or beat with a rod.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin canna, small reed, from Greek kanna, of Semitic origin; see qnw in Semitic roots.]

can′er n.

cane

(keɪn)
n
1. (Botany)
a. the long jointed pithy or hollow flexible stem of the bamboo, rattan, or any similar plant
b. any plant having such a stem
2. (Furniture)
a. strips of such stems, woven or interlaced to make wickerwork, the seats and backs of chairs, etc
b. (as modifier): a cane chair.
3. (Botany) the woody stem of a reed, young grapevine, blackberry, raspberry, or loganberry
4. (Plants) any of several grasses with long stiff stems, esp Arundinaria gigantea of the southeastern US
5. a flexible rod with which to administer a beating as a punishment, as to schoolboys
6. a slender rod, usually wooden and often ornamental, used for support when walking; walking stick
7. (Plants) See sugar cane
8. a slender rod or cylinder, as of glass
vb (tr)
9. to whip or beat with or as if with a cane
10. (Furniture) to make or repair with cane
11. informal to defeat: we got well caned in the match.
12. cane it slang to do something with great power, force, or speed or consume something such as alcohol in large quantities: you can do it in ten minutes if you really cane it.
[C14: from Old French, from Latin canna, from Greek kanna, of Semitic origin; related to Arabic qanāh reed]
ˈcaner n

cane

(keɪn)
n
(Animals) dialect a female weasel
[C18: of unknown origin]

cane

(keɪn)

n., v. caned, can•ing. n.
1. a stick or short staff used to assist one in walking; walking stick.
2. a long, hollow or pithy, jointed woody stem, as that of bamboo, rattan, sugarcane, and certain palms.
3. a plant having such a stem.
4. split rattan woven or interlaced for chair seats, wickerwork, etc.
5. any of several tall bamboolike grasses, esp. of the genus Arundinaria.
6. the stem of a raspberry or blackberry.
8. a rod used for flogging.
v.t.
9. to flog with a cane.
10. to furnish or make with cane: to cane chairs.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin canna < Greek kánna < Semitic]

cane


Past participle: caned
Gerund: caning

Imperative
cane
cane
Present
I cane
you cane
he/she/it canes
we cane
you cane
they cane
Preterite
I caned
you caned
he/she/it caned
we caned
you caned
they caned
Present Continuous
I am caning
you are caning
he/she/it is caning
we are caning
you are caning
they are caning
Present Perfect
I have caned
you have caned
he/she/it has caned
we have caned
you have caned
they have caned
Past Continuous
I was caning
you were caning
he/she/it was caning
we were caning
you were caning
they were caning
Past Perfect
I had caned
you had caned
he/she/it had caned
we had caned
you had caned
they had caned
Future
I will cane
you will cane
he/she/it will cane
we will cane
you will cane
they will cane
Future Perfect
I will have caned
you will have caned
he/she/it will have caned
we will have caned
you will have caned
they will have caned
Future Continuous
I will be caning
you will be caning
he/she/it will be caning
we will be caning
you will be caning
they will be caning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been caning
you have been caning
he/she/it has been caning
we have been caning
you have been caning
they have been caning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been caning
you will have been caning
he/she/it will have been caning
we will have been caning
you will have been caning
they will have been caning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been caning
you had been caning
he/she/it had been caning
we had been caning
you had been caning
they had been caning
Conditional
I would cane
you would cane
he/she/it would cane
we would cane
you would cane
they would cane
Past Conditional
I would have caned
you would have caned
he/she/it would have caned
we would have caned
you would have caned
they would have caned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cane - a stick that people can lean on to help them walkcane - a stick that people can lean on to help them walk
malacca cane, malacca - a cane made from the stem of a rattan palm
swagger stick - a short cane or stick covered with leather and carried by army officers
sword cane, sword stick - a cane concealing a sword or dagger
walking stick - a stick carried in the hand for support in walking
2.cane - a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane
sugar cane, sugarcane - juicy canes whose sap is a source of molasses and commercial sugar; fresh canes are sometimes chewed for the juice
rattan cane, rattan - the stem of various climbing palms of the genus Calamus and related genera used to make wickerwork and furniture and canes
malacca - stem of the rattan palm used for making canes and umbrella handles
stalk, stem - a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
3.cane - a stiff switch used to hit students as punishment
switch - a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment
Verb1.cane - beat with a cane
beat up, work over, beat - give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students"

cane

noun
A fairly long straight piece of solid material used especially as a support in walking:
Translations
عَصاعَصَا الـمَشْيقَصَبَه، خَيْزَرانيَضْرِبُ بالعَصا
bít rákoskouholíhůltřtinavycházková hůl
pryglerørspadserestokstok
kano
kävelykeppikeppikorsipiiskaruoko
štap za hodanje
nádpálca
flengja meî prikireyrstafur
ステッキ
지팡이
cukranendrių cukrusmušti lazdanendrėstiebas
niedrenūjasistspieķis
biť palicou
palicatrst
promenadkäpp
ไม้เท้า
bastondeğnekle/sopayla dövmekkamış
gậy chống

cane

[keɪn]
A. N
1. (Bot) → caña f; (for baskets, chairs etc) → mimbre m
2. (= stick) (for walking) → bastón m; (for punishment) → vara f, palmeta f
to get the cane (Scol) → ser castigado con la vara or palmeta
B. VT [+ pupil] → castigar con la vara or palmeta
C. CPD cane chair Nsilla f de mimbre
cane liquor Ncaña f
cane sugar Nazúcar m de caña

cane

[ˈkeɪn]
n
(= walking stick) → canne f
(for baskets, chairs etc)rotin m
vt
(British)administrer des coups de bâton à, donner des coups de bâton à sugar canecane sugar nsucre m de canne

cane

n
(= stem of bamboo, sugar etc)Rohr nt; (of raspberry)Zweig m; (for supporting plants) → Stock m; cane chairRohrstuhl m
(= walking stick)(Spazier)stock m; (= instrument of punishment)(Rohr)stock m; to use the caneden Rohrstock benutzen; to get the canePrügel bekommen; (on hand) → eine auf die Finger bekommen, eine Tatze bekommen (S Ger)
vt schoolboymit dem Stock schlagen

cane

in cpdsRohr-;
canebrake
n (US) → Röhricht nt, → Rohrdickicht nt
cane sugar
nRohrzucker m

cane

[keɪn]
1. n (Bot) → canna; (for baskets, chairs) → bambù m; (wicker) → vimini m; (stick, for walking) → bastone m (da passeggio); (for punishment) → bacchetta
to get the cane (Scol) → prenderle con la bacchetta
2. vt (Brit) (Scol) (pupil) → picchiare con la bacchetta

cane

(kein) noun
1. the stem of certain types of plant (eg sugar plant, bamboo etc).
2. a stick used as an aid to walking or as an instrument of punishment. He beat the child with a cane.
verb
to beat with a cane. The schoolmaster caned the boy.
cane sugar
sugar obtained from the sugar cane.

cane

عَصَا الـمَشْي vycházková hůl spadserestok Spazierstock μπαστούνι bastón, cayado kävelykeppi canne štap za hodanje bastone da passeggio ステッキ 지팡이 wandelstok spaserstokk laska bengala трость promenadkäpp ไม้เท้า baston gậy chống 手杖

cane

n. bastón; caña;
___ sugarazúcar de caña, sucrosa, sacarosa.

cane

n bastón m; four-pronged — bastón de cuatro patas or apoyos or puntos
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In most cases this lower jaw --being easily unhinged by a practised artist --is disengaged and hoisted on deck for the purpose of extracting the ivory teeth, and furnishing a supply of that hard white whalebone with which the fishermen fashion all sorts of curious articles, including canes, umbrella-stocks, and handles to riding-whips.
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The gorgeous dresses of the time, the crimson velvet coats, the gold-laced hats, the hoop petticoats, the silk, satin, brocade, and embroidery, the buckles, canes, and swords, all displayed to the best advantage on persons suited to such finery, made the group appear more like a bright-colored picture than anything real.
Leaning upon their gold-headed canes, they watched the scene with an aspect of composure.
For a moment we gazed about us in quest of a more practicable route; it was, however, at once apparent that there was no resource but to pierce this thicket of canes at all hazards.