canned canned  /ˈkænd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
  2. (n) the quantity contained in a can
  3. (n) a buoy with a round bottom and conical top
  4. (n) the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  5. (n) a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
  6. (n) a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
  7. (v) preserve in a can or tin
  8. (v) terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
  9. (adj) recorded for broadcast
  10. (adj) sealed in a can or jar

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Amid rising sales of the canned meat, PTI asks star chefs to concoct tasty Spam recipes.
  2. She did purchase some canned food and a carton of milk--only to discover later that both containers were lined with plastic resin.
  3. In the more important matter of sending canned music over the air, the musicians and record men reached an agreement which made radiomen squirm.

News

  1. Dundee Library, Randall Oaks Branch to take food for fines

    EAST DUNDEE – Exchange canned goods and other nonperishable items for library overdue fines during “Food for Fines" from Monday through June 29 at the Dundee Library in East Dundee and the Randall Oaks Branch Library in West Dundee.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Northwest Herald

  2. Founding CEOs Fired or Demoted By Their Own Companies

    Getting canned or demoted by your own company must be rough. Here are a few founding CEOs that know how it feels.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Consumer Confusion About Canned Food Persists, According To New Survey

    PITTSBURGH, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans enjoy the many benefits of canned foods, including convenience, value and ease of preparation, according to a new consumer survey commissioned by the ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "What we want to do is we want to find out first from folks on the ground what is going to be most helpful," Obama said. "We don't want to solicit a bunch of canned goods that cant get there, or bottles of water and then learn that they...
    on Aug 31, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  2. "People were never put down," Terkel recalled in the 1995 book "The Box: An Oral History of Television, 1920-1961." "The stories were about little aspects of their lives. There was no audience and no canned laughter. ...... It was one...
    on Oct 31, 2008 By: Studs Terkel Source: Washington Post

  3. "We are putting an end, once and for all, to the reprehensible practice of canned hunting," van Schalkwyk said in a statement. "South Africa has a long-standing reputation as a global leader on conservation issues. We can not allow our...
    on Feb 20, 2007 By: Marthinus van Schalkwyk Source: Reuters

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