meaning of cane

cane meaning in General Dictionary

To beat with a cane

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  • beat with a cane
  • a solid slim usually flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane
  • a stick that individuals can lean to help them stroll
  • a stiff switch familiar with strike students as discipline
  • A name directed at several particular palms, types of Calamus and Daemanorops, having very long, smooth versatile stems, commonly known as rattans.
  • Any plant with lengthy, difficult, flexible stems, as reeds and bamboos of several sorts; in addition, the sugar-cane.
  • Stems of various other flowers are often known as canes; since, the canes of a raspberry.
  • A walking stick; an employee; -- so-called due to the fact originally manufactured from one the species of cane.
  • A lance or dart made from cane.
  • an area European way of measuring size. See Canna.
  • to conquer with a cane.
  • to produce or provide with cane or rattan; since, to cane chairs.

cane meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., from Old French cane "reed, cane, spear" (13c., Modern French canne), from Latin canna "reed, cane," from Greek kanna, maybe from Assyrian qanu "tube, reed" (compare Hebrew qaneh, Arabic qanah "reed"), from Sumerian gin "reed." But Tucker locates this borrowing from the bank "needless" and proposes a native Indo-European development from a root definition "to bind, bend." Feeling of "walking stick" in English is 1580s.

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  • "to beat with a walking stick," 1660s, from cane (n.). Associated: Caned; caning.

cane - French to English

(feminine) duck

Sentence Examples with the word cane

The latter are made by dipping a small mass of molten colourless glass into an iron cup around the inner wall of which short lengths of white cane have been arranged at regular intervals.

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