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Meaning of CANE

Pronunciation:  keyn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a stiff switch used to hit students as punishment
  2. [n]  a stick that people can lean on to help them walk
  3. [n]  a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane
  4. [v]  beat with a cane

CANE is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: flog, lambast, lambaste
 See Also: beat, beat up, malacca, malacca, malacca cane, rattan, rattan cane, stalk, stem, sugar cane, sugarcane, swagger stick, switch, sword cane, sword stick, walking stick, work over



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cane\, n. [OE. cane, canne, OF. cane, F. canne, L. canna,
    fr. Gr. ?, ?; prob. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. q[=a]neh
    reed. Cf. {Canister}, {canon}, 1st {Cannon}.]
    1. (Bot.)
       (a) A name given to several peculiar palms, species of
           {Calamus} and {D[ae]manorops}, having very long,
           smooth flexible stems, commonly called rattans.
       (b) Any plant with long, hard, elastic stems, as reeds and
           bamboos of many kinds; also, the sugar cane.
       (c) Stems of other plants are sometimes called canes; as,
           the canes of a raspberry.
                 Like light canes, that first rise big and brave.
                                                   --B. Jonson.
    Note: In the Southern United States {great cane} is the
          {Arundinaria macrosperma}, and {small cane} is. {A.
    2. A walking stick; a staff; -- so called because originally
       made of one the species of cane.
             Stir the fire with your master's cane. --Swift.
    3. A lance or dart made of cane. [R.]
             Judgelike thou sitt'st, to praise or to arraign The
             flying skirmish of the darted cane.   --Dryden.
    4. A local European measure of length. See {Canna}.
    {Cane borer} (Zo["o].), A beetle {(Oberea bimaculata)} which,
       in the larval state, bores into pith and destroy the canes
       or stalks of the raspberry, blackberry, etc.
    {Cane mill}, a mill for grinding sugar canes, for the
       manufacture of sugar.
    {Cane trash}, the crushed stalks and other refuse of sugar
       cane, used for fuel, etc.
  2. \Cane\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Caned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To beat with a cane. --Macaulay.
    2. To make or furnish with cane or rattan; as, to cane
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or using a cane in your dream, suggests that you are in need of some support and advice. The cane may also represent someone you trust and can rely on.
Easton Bible Dictionary

a tall sedgy plant with a hollow stem, growing in moist places. In Isa. 43:24; Jer. 6:20, the Hebrew word _kaneh_ is thus rendered, giving its name to the plant. It is rendered "reed" in 1 Kings 14:15; Job 40:21; Isa. 19:6; 35:7. In Ps. 68:30 the expression "company of spearmen" is in the margin and the Revised Version "beasts of the reeds," referring probably to the crocodile or the hippopotamus as a symbol of Egypt. In 2 Kings 18:21; Isa. 36:6; Ezek. 29:6, 7, the reference is to the weak, fragile nature of the reed. (See CALAMUS.)

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