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Definition 1: airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc. - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for can in the sense of this definition

(can is a kind of ...) any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

(... is a kind of can ) a can that holds beer

(... is a kind of can ) a can for storing tea

(... is a kind of can ) a small can

(... is a kind of can ) a can for storing ground coffee

(... is a kind of can ) large can for transporting milk

(... is a kind of can ) a can with a long nozzle to apply oil to machinery

(... is a kind of can ) a can for holding soft drinks

Definition 2: a room or building equipped with one or more toilets - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for can in the sense of this definition

(can is a kind of ...) an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

"the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"

(... is a kind of can ) (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship

(... is a kind of can ) a toilet that is available to the public

(... is a kind of can ) a lavatory (particularly a lavatory in a public place)

(... is a kind of can ) a toilet in Britain

(can is a part of ...) a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination

Definition 3: a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for can in the sense of this definition

(can is a kind of ...) a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building

(... is a kind of can ) a toilet that relies on bacteria to break down waste matter (instead of using water)

(... is a kind of can ) a toilet that is cleaned of waste by the flow of water through it

(... is a kind of can ) toilet consisting of a small seat used by young children

(can is a part of ...) the bowl of a toilet that can be flushed with water

(can is a part of ...) the hinged seat on a toilet

(... is part of can) a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet

(... is part of can) a room or building equipped with one or more toilets

Definition 4: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on - [noun denoting body]

Samples where can or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he deserves a good kick in the butt
  • are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?

Synonyms for can in the sense of this definition

(can is a kind of ...) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(... is part of can) the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

"they moved their arms and legs and bodies"

Definition 5: a buoy with a round bottom and conical top - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for can in the sense of this definition

(can is a kind of ...) bright-colored; a float attached by rope to the seabed to mark channels in a harbor or underwater hazards

Definition 6: the quantity contained in a can - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for can in the sense of this definition

(can is a kind of ...) the quantity that a container will hold

Definition 7: preserve in a can or tin - [verb of change]

Samples where can or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tinned foods are not very tasty

Synonyms for can in the sense of this definition

(can is a kind of ...) prevent (food) from rotting

"preserved meats" "keep potatoes fresh"

(can belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Samples where can or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The boss fired his secretary today
  • The company terminated 25% of its workers

Synonyms for can in the sense of this definition

(can is a kind of ...) remove from a position or an office

(... is a kind of can ) make (someone) retire

"The director was retired after the scandal"

(... is a kind of can ) let go from employment with an attractive pension

"The director was pensioned off when he got senile"

(... is a kind of can ) force out

"The new boss cleaned out the lazy workers"

(... is a kind of can ) dismiss, usually for economic reasons

"She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized"

(... is a kind of can ) force out

"Some employees were squeezed out by the recent budget cuts"

(... is a kind of can ) stop associating with

"They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"

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