- canola oil,
- canon city,
- canon law,
Origin of canon1
Origin of canon2
Origin of canyon
Examples from the Web for canon
His Canon camera dangled by his side and the feeling of uncertainty over what he could now report punctuated everything he said.
The rule is that every time a new writer enters the canon an old one has to get the boot.
When he gets his hands on a Canon copier, the reader gets a glimpse into the unique fashion in which his mind works.
If you look at said canon, you will notice that most of them are terribly written.
A video game with terrible writing can still be added into the canon of “Best games ever made.”
The Canon with a smile addressed himself again to Mrs. Railing.The Bishop's Apron|W. Somerset Maugham
The Canon was shaken by it himself, his voice trembled in the benediction that followed.The Helpmate|May Sinclair
If men in his position did such things, the Canon would have snorted; as it was, however, he remembered his dignity in time.People of Position|Stanley Portal Hyatt
Canon Ainger has declared positively that "Conversation might be improved if only people would take pains and have a few lessons."Conversation|Mary Greer Conklin
It seems to be a canon of French faith that you cannot have too much of a good thing, anyhow in the matter of wedding festivities.East of Paris|Matilda Betham-Edwards
Word Origin for canon
Word Origin for canon
Word Origin for canyon
"church law," Old English canon, from Old French canon or directly from Late Latin canon "Church law," in classical Latin, "measuring line, rule," from Greek kanon "any straight rod or bar; rule; standard of excellence," perhaps from kanna "reed" (see cane (n.)). Taken in ecclesiastical sense for "decree of the Church." General sense of "standard of judging" is from c.1600. Related: Canonicity.
"clergyman," c.1200, from Anglo-French canun, from Old North French canonie (Modern French chanoine), from Church Latin canonicus "clergyman living under a rule," noun use of Latin adjective canonicus "according to rule" (in ecclesiastical use, "pertaining to the canon"), from Greek kanonikos, from kanon "rule" (see canon (n.1)).
"narrow valley between cliffs," 1834, from Mexican Spanish cañon, extended sense of Spanish cañon "a pipe, tube; deep hollow, gorge," augmentative of cano "a tube," from Latin canna "reed" (see cane (n.)). But earlier spelling callon (1560s) might suggest a source in calle "street."