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cane

cane

 
 
pronunciation:
keIn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a wooden or metal stick, usu. with a handle, used for support in walking; walking stick.
He is off his crutches now, but he's still walking with a cane.
 
synonyms:
staff, walking stick
similar words:
alpenstock, crutch, pole, rod, stick
definition 2: the stalk of a large, hard-stemmed grass, such as bamboo, or the plant itself.
They hacked the cane and gathered it in large bundles.
synonyms:
stalk, stem
similar words:
bamboo, reed
definition 3: sugar cane.
The cane is harvested and then processed to produce white sugar.
synonyms:
sugar cane
definition 4: material stripped or split from cane stalks for weaving, as into furniture or baskets.
The patio chairs are made out of cane.
synonyms:
wicker
similar words:
reed, stalk, strip
definition 5: the long stem of a rose or berry plant.
synonyms:
stem
similar words:
shoot
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: caned, canes, caning
definition 1: to weave a cane surface for.
She's taking a class to learn how to cane furniture.
synonyms:
weave
similar words:
interlace, interweave
definition 2: to strike or beat, as with a walking cane.
They used to cane students when they disobeyed in school.
synonyms:
baste, drub
similar words:
beat, cudgel, flail, flog, hit, rap, strike, switch, thrash, thwack, whack, whip
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