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)

Antonyms of adj canned

2 senses of canned

Sense 1
canned, transcribed -- (recorded for broadcast; "a transcribed announcement"; "canned laughter")

INDIRECT (VIA recorded) -> live, unrecorded -- (actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing; "a live television program"; "brought to you live from Lincoln Center"; "live entertainment involves performers actually in the physical presence of a live audience")

Sense 2
canned, tinned -- (sealed in a can or jar)

INDIRECT (VIA preserved) -> fresh -- (not canned or otherwise preserved; "fresh vegetables")

Similarity of adj canned

2 senses of canned

Sense 1
canned, transcribed -- (recorded for broadcast; "a transcribed announcement"; "canned laughter")
       => recorded (vs. live) -- (set down or registered in a permanent form especially on film or tape for reproduction; "recorded music")

Sense 2
canned, tinned -- (sealed in a can or jar)
       => preserved (vs. fresh) -- (prevented from decaying or spoiling and prepared for future use)

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