How Do You Spell CAN?

Correct spelling for the English word "can" is [k_ˈa_n], [kˈan], [kˈan]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of CAN

  1. kan, n. a vessel for holding or carrying liquids, generally of tinned iron, with a handle over the top: a chimney-pot: a vessel of tin-plate in which meat, fruit, &c. are hermetically sealed for exporting--in England usually called a tin: a drinking-mug.--v.t. to put up for preservation in cans.--n.pl. CANNED'-GOODS, meat, fruit, &c. so prepared for preservation.--n. CAN'NERY, a place where meat, fish, fruit, &c. are canned. [A.S. canne; cf. L. canna, a reed, Gr. kann[=e], a reed.]

Common Misspellings for CAN

Below is the list of 453 misspellings for the word "can".

Usage Examples for CAN

  1. " What can Mr. Cheetham know? - "Put Yourself in His Place" by Charles Reade
  2. I never can be. - "Apron-Strings" by Eleanor Gates
  3. What can you say to her? - "Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face" by Charles Kingsley
  4. " There's nothing that you can do," said Naggeneen. - "Fairies and Folk of Ireland" by William Henry Frost
  5. How can you love me?" - "Together" by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)