cane

[ keyn ]
/ keɪn /
See synonyms for: cane / caned / caning on Thesaurus.com

noun

verb (used with object), caned, can·ing.

to flog with a cane.
to furnish or make with cane: to cane chairs.

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Origin of cane

First recorded in1350–1400; Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin canna, from Greek kánna, from Semitic; compare Akkadian qanū, Hebrew qāneh “reed”

OTHER WORDS FROM cane

canelike, adjectivecany, adjectivere·cane, verb (used with object), re·caned, re·can·ing.un·caned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cane (1 of 2)

cane1
/ (keɪn) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived forms of cane

caner, noun

Word Origin for cane

C14: from Old French, from Latin canna, from Greek kanna, of Semitic origin; related to Arabic qanāh reed

British Dictionary definitions for cane (2 of 2)

cane2
/ (keɪn) /

noun

dialect a female weasel

Word Origin for cane

C18: of unknown origin
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