Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun can

6 senses of can

Sense 1
can, tin, tin can -- (airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.)
       => container -- (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))

Sense 2
can, canful -- (the quantity contained in a can)
       => containerful -- (the quantity that a container will hold)

Sense 3
can, can buoy -- (a buoy with a round bottom and conical top)
       => buoy -- (bright-colored; a float attached by rope to the seabed to mark channels in a harbor or underwater hazards)

Sense 4
buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass -- (the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?")
       => body part -- (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

Sense 5
toilet, can, commode, crapper, pot, potty, stool, throne -- (a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination)
       => plumbing fixture -- (a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building)

Sense 6
toilet, lavatory, lav, can, john, privy, bathroom -- (a room or building equipped with one or more toilets)
       => room -- (an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb can

2 senses of can

Sense 1
can, tin, put up -- (preserve in a can or tin; "tinned foods are not very tasty")
       => preserve, keep -- (prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh")

Sense 2
displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate -- (terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers")
       => remove -- (remove from a position or an office)

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