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4 letters words from 'cane'

ACNE 6ANCE 6
CANE 6 

3 letters words from 'cane'

ACE 5ANE 3
CAN 5EAN 3
NAE 3 

2 letters words from 'cane'

AE 2AN 2
EA 2EN 2
NA 2NE 2

All 4 letters words made out of cane

cane acne cnae ncae ance nace caen acen cean ecan aecn eacn cnea ncea cena ecna neca enca anec naec aenc eanc neac enac

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word cane. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in cane.

Definitions and meaning of cane

cane

Etymology

From Middle English cane, canne, from Old French cane (sugar cane), from Latin canna (reed), from Ancient Greek κάννα (kánna), from Akkadian 𒄀 (qanû, reed), from Sumerian 𒄀𒈾 (gi.na). Related to channel and canal.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [kʰeɪn]
  • Rhymes: -eɪn
  • Homophone: Cain

Noun

cane (countable and uncountable, plural canes)

  1. A plant with simple stems, like bamboo or sugar cane, or the stem thereof
    1. (uncountable) The slender, flexible main stem of a plant such as bamboo, including many species in the grass family Gramineae
      Synonyms: stem, stalk, (of a tree) trunk
    2. (uncountable) The plant itself, including many species in the grass family Gramineae; a reed
      Synonym: reed
    3. (uncountable) Sugar cane
      Synonym: molasses cane
    4. (US, Southern) Maize or, rarely, sorghum, when such plants are processed to make molasses (treacle) or sugar
  2. The stem of such a plant adapted for use as a tool
    1. (countable) A short rod or stick, traditionally of wood or bamboo, used for corporal punishment.
      Synonyms: rod, switch
    2. (with "the") Corporal punishment by beating with a cane.
      Synonyms: a caning, six of the best, whipping, cuts
    3. A lance or dart made of cane
      • 1670, John Dryden, The Conquest of Granada
        Judgelike thou sitt'st, to praise or to arraign / The flying skirmish of the darted cane.
  3. a rod-shaped tool or device, somewhat like a cane
    1. (countable) A strong short staff used for support or decoration during walking; a walking stick
      Synonyms: staff, walking stick
    2. (countable, glassblowing) A length of colored and/or patterned glass rod, used in the specific glassblowing technique called caneworking
    3. (countable) A long rod often collapsible and commonly white (for visibility to other persons), used by vision impaired persons for guidance in determining their course and for probing for obstacles in their path
      Synonyms: blind man's cane, white cane
  4. (uncountable) Split rattan, as used in wickerwork, basketry and the like
  5. A local European measure of length; the canna.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

cane (third-person singular simple present canes, present participle caning, simple past and past participle caned)

  1. to strike or beat with a cane or similar implement
  2. (Britain, New Zealand, slang) to destroy; to comprehensively defeat
  3. (Britain, New Zealand, slang) to do something well, in a competent fashion
  4. (Britain, slang, intransitive) to produce extreme pain
  5. (transitive) To make or furnish with cane or rattan.

Translations

Anagrams

  • -ance, Caen, Cena, Nace, acne, ance

Corsican

Etymology

From Latin canis, from Proto-Italic *kō, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ. Cognates include Italian cane and Romanian câine.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkanɛ/

Noun

cane m (plural cani, feminine cagna)

  1. (Cismontane dialects) dog (Canis familiaris)

Synonyms

  • (Ultramontane dialects) ghjacaru

References

  • “cane, cani” in INFCOR: Banca di dati di a lingua corsa

French

Etymology

From Middle French cane (duck, female duck; literally floater, little boat), from Old French cane (boat, ship; waterbird), from Middle Low German kane (boat), from Proto-Germanic *kaną (boat, vessel). See Proto-Germanic *kanô (boat, vessel). Cognate with Norwegian kane (swan-shaped vessel), Dutch kaan (boat), German Kahn (boat), Old Norse kæna (little boat), and possibly Old Norse knǫrr (ship) (whence also Late Latin canardus (ship), from Germanic; and Old English cnearr (merchant ship)). Related to French canot (little boat).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kan/
  • Homophone: Cannes

Noun

cane f (plural canes)

  1. duck (female duck)

Related terms

  • canard

Further reading

  • “cane” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • Caen

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈka.ne/
  • Hyphenation: cà‧ne

Etymology 1

From the Latin canem, accusative form of canis, from Proto-Italic *kō (accusative *kwanem), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ (accusative *ḱwónm̥). Compare Portuguese cão, Romanian câine and Aromanian cãni.

Noun

cane m (plural cani, feminine cagna)

  1. dog, male dog
    Hypernym: canide
  2. (firearms) hammer
Derived terms
Related terms

Adjective

cane (invariable)

  1. (of cold) freezing, biting
  2. (of pain) terrible, dreadful, awful

See also

  • abbaiare
  • bau

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun

cane f

  1. plural of cana

Adjective

cane

  1. feminine plural of cano

Anagrams

  • acne, cena

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈka.ne/, [ˈkänɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈka.ne/, [ˈkɑːnɛ]

Verb

cane

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of canō

Noun

cane

  1. ablative singular of canis

References

  • cane in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • cane in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old French cane, from Latin canna, from Ancient Greek κάννα (kánna), from Akkadian 𒄀 (qanû, reed), from Sumerian 𒄀𒈾 (gi.na).

Alternative forms

  • canne, kane, kanne

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkaːn(ə)/

Noun

cane (plural canes)

  1. bamboo, sugar cane, flax, or a similar simple-stemmed plant
  2. the stem or stalk of such a plant, often used to write with
  3. (rare) a metal implement used for surgery
  4. (rare) a bodily passage or tube, such as the trachea
Derived terms
  • canel
Descendants
  • English: cane
  • Scots: cane
References
  • “cāne, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-08-01.

Etymology 2

From Old English canne.

Noun

cane

  1. Alternative form of canne

Old French

Etymology

From Latin canna (reed, cane)

Noun

cane f (oblique plural canes, nominative singular cane, nominative plural canes)

  1. tube

Descendants

  • French: canne
  • Norman: tchêne (Jersey), kyeen (Sark)
  • Middle English: cane, canne, kane, kanne
    • English: cane
    • Scots: cane

Sardinian

Alternative forms

  • cani (campidanese)

Etymology

From the Latin canem, accusative form of canis, from Proto-Italic *kō (accusative *kwanem), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ (accusative *ḱwónm̥). Compare Italian cane, Portuguese cão, Spanish can, French chien and Romanian câine.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /cane/

Noun

cane m or f (plural canes)

  1. dog
    Synonym: perru

Venetian

Noun

cane

  1. plural of cana

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to beat with a flexible rod.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)