verb (used with object), caned, can·ing.
Origin of cane
Examples from the Web for cane
Contemporary Examples of cane
But the police nevertheless declared Stone to be “armed and dangerous,” despite getting around with a cane.Hunt for Iraq Vet After Killing Spree
December 16, 2014
Hitch picks up his cane, pushes her aside, and laboriously tries to get to his feet, saying, “I'll do it myself.”
He's grinning now and actually stretching his legs--his cane has fallen away as he speaks of the !
His friend has dropped hat and cane in shock but the drawing shows stuff that an Americana collector nowadays would kill for.The Magazine That Made—and Unmade—Politicians
November 2, 2014
He pulls up his pants leg to show where a bullet hit him—the reason why he clutches a cane now.China Propagandizes Rape Of Nanjing Survivors
December 29, 2013
Historical Examples of cane
And you seized his cane in a fury, and broke it in returning the blow.Brave and Bold
There are other details I might mention—that cane, for instance—but let it pass.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
He drew the cane out of the sand, thrusting the stick down in its stead.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
Kirkwood poked his cane through the trap, repeating the address.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
His cane alone would have told it long ago, if nothing else had.Little Dorrit
- the long jointed pithy or hollow flexible stem of the bamboo, rattan, or any similar plant
- any plant having such a stem
- strips of such stems, woven or interlaced to make wickerwork, the seats and backs of chairs, etc
- (as modifier)a cane chair
Word Origin for cane
Word Origin for cane
late 14c., from Old French cane "reed, cane, spear" (13c., Modern French canne), from Latin canna "reed, cane," from Greek kanna, perhaps from Assyrian qanu "tube, reed" (cf. Hebrew qaneh, Arabic qanah "reed"), from Sumerian gin "reed." But Tucker finds this borrowing "needless" and proposes a native Indo-European formation from a root meaning "to bind, bend." Sense of "walking stick" in English is 1580s.
"to beat with a walking stick," 1660s, from cane (n.). Related: Caned; caning.