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can·teen

 (kăn-tēn′)
n.
1.
a. A snack bar or small cafeteria, as on a military installation.
b. A recreational facility, bar, or small general store formerly established for the patronage of soldiers.
2. A recreation hall or social club where refreshments are available.
3. A temporary or mobile eating place, especially one set up in an emergency.
4. A usually metal container for carrying drinking water, as on a hike.
5.
a. A box with compartments for carrying cooking gear and eating utensils.
b. A soldier's mess kit.
6. Chiefly British A box used to store silverware.

[French cantine, from Italian cantina, wine cellar.]
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canteen

(kænˈtiːn)
n
1. a restaurant attached to a factory, school, etc, providing meals for large numbers of people
2. (Military)
a. a small shop that provides a limited range of items, such as toilet requisites, to a military unit
b. a recreation centre for military personnel
3. (Military) a soldier's eating and drinking utensils
4. a temporary or mobile stand at which food is provided
5.
a. a box in which a set of cutlery is laid out
b. the cutlery itself
6. a flask or canister for carrying water or other liquids, as used by soldiers or travellers
[C18: from French cantine, from Italian cantina wine cellar, from canto corner, from Latin canthus iron hoop encircling chariot wheel; see cant2]
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can•teen

(kænˈtin)

n.
1. a small container used esp. by soldiers and hikers for carrying water or other liquids.
2. a general store and cafeteria at a military base.
3. a place where free entertainment is provided for military personnel.
4. a snack bar, as in a factory or school.
5. a social club, esp. for teenagers.
6. Brit. a box or chest for cutlery and other table utensils.
[1730–40; < French cantine < Italian cantina cellar, perhaps derivative of canto corner (see cant1) with -ina -ine3]
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Canteen

 a chest or case for carrying culinary utensils, hence, a collection of the utensils themselves; a small tin or wooden vessel with the capacity of three to four pints carried by soldiers on the march; by workmen, or by travellers.
Examples: canteen of coffee, 1851; cutlery; with a tea service, 1839; of water, 1744; of wine flasks, 1737.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canteen - a flask for carrying watercanteen - a flask for carrying water; used by soldiers or travelers
flask - bottle that has a narrow neck
2.canteen - sells food and personal items to personnel at an institution or school or camp etc.
shop, store - a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
3.canteen - a restaurant outsidecanteen - a restaurant outside; often for soldiers or policemen
eatery, eating house, eating place, restaurant - a building where people go to eat
4.canteen - a recreation room in an institution
rec room, recreation room - a room equipped for informal entertaining
5.canteen - restaurant in a factory; where workers can eat
eatery, eating house, eating place, restaurant - a building where people go to eat
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Translations
صُنْدوق حِفْظِ أدواتِ الطَّعاممَزاده،زاده، زَمْزَمِيّ÷، مَطَرَهمَطْعَمٌ فس مُعَسْكَرمَقْصَف
kantýnakazeta na/s příborypolní láhevčutora
kantinebestikæskefeltflaske
kanttiiniruokala
kantina
kantinkulacsétkezde
hnífaparakassimatsalurvatnsbrúsi
キャンティーン
구내 식당
gertuvėvalgomųjų įrankių dėžė/komplektasvalgykla
blašķeēdnīcakastīte galda piederumiem
kantínapoľná fľaša
čutarakantinamenza
matsal
โรงอาหาร
kantinmataraçatal-bıçak-kaşık takımı
căng tin

canteen

[kænˈtiːn] N
1. (= restaurant) → cantina f, comedor m
2. (= bottle) → cantimplora f
3. a canteen of cutleryun juego de cubiertos
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canteen

[kænˈtiːn] n
(= restaurant) → cantine f
(British) [cutlery] → ménagère f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

canteen

n
(= restaurant)Kantine f; (in university) → Mensa f
(Mil: = flask) → Feldflasche f; (= mess tin)Kochgeschirr nt
(Brit: of cutlery) → Besteckkasten m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

canteen

[kænˈtiːn] n
a. (restaurant) → mensa
b. (Brit) a canteen of cutleryun servizio di posate
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

canteen

(kӕnˈtiːn) noun
1. a place where meals are sold in a factory, barracks etc.
2. a case for, or of, cutlery.
3. a small container used by soldiers for holding water etc.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

canteen

مَقْصَف kantýna kantine Kantine καντίνα comedor, taberna kanttiini cantine kantina mensa キャンティーン 구내 식당 kantine kantine kantyna cantina столовая matsal โรงอาหาร kantin căng tin 食堂
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References in classic literature ?
"You will conduct this good fellow and his companions to the little tents of the canteens, in front of the marshes, so that they will be near their bark, and yet will not sleep on board to-night.
All the head that I saw the monster possessed of was one of those Hessian canteens which resemble a large snuff-box with a hole in the middle of the lid.
We had shot a deer just before our halt, and, as Taylor and Delcarte were preparing it, I walked down to the water to fill our canteens. I had just finished, and was straightening up, when something floating around a bend above me caught my eye.
The man is by trade a conjurer and performer, going round the canteens after nightfall, and giving a little entertainment at each.
Presently few carried anything but their necessary clothing, blankets, haversacks, canteens, and arms and ammunition.
Here the men prepared and ate their frugal meal, and refilled their canteens.
Each man had an opera-glass, a canteen, and a guide-book case slung over his shoulder, and carried an alpenstock in one hand and a sun-umbrella in the other.
I forced water from my canteen between his dead lips, bathed his face and rubbed his hands, working over him continuously for the better part of an hour in the face of the fact that I knew him to be dead.
He passed a great brewery transformed into a canteen, from which a line of waggons, going and returning, were passing all the time backwards and forwards into the valley.
He filled his canteen from the river and fetched him fruits to eat.
Send the guards to take their meal in the canteen of Monsieur de Chavigny; we'll have a supper here under your direction."
Only those things he always kept with him remained in his room; a small box, a large canteen fitted with silver plate, two Turkish pistols and a saber- a present from his father who had brought it from the siege of Ochakov.