Definitions for canes

canes cane

Spelling: [keyn]
IPA: /keɪn/

Canes is a 5 letter English word. It's valid Scrabble word worth 6 points. It's valid Words with friends word worth 8 points.

You can make 68 anagrams from letters in canes (acens).

Definitions for canes


  1. a stick or short staff used to assist one in walking; walking stick.
  2. a long, hollow or pithy, jointed woody stem, as that of bamboo, rattan, sugar cane, and certain palms.
  3. a plant having such a stem.
  4. split rattan woven or interlaced for chair seats, wickerwork, etc.
  5. any of several tall bamboolike grasses, especially of the genus Arundinaria, as A. gigantea (cane reed, large cane, giant cane, or southern cane) and A. tecta (small cane or switch cane) of the southern U.S.
  6. the stem of a raspberry or blackberry.
  7. sugarcane.
  8. a rod used for flogging.
  9. a slender cylinder or rod, as of sealing wax or glass.

verb (used with object)

  1. to flog with a cane.
  2. to furnish or make with cane:

Origin of canes

1350-1400; Middle English Middle French Latin canna Greek kánna Semitic; compare Akkadian qanū, Hebrew qāneh reed

Examples for canes

His cane alone would have told it long ago, if nothing else had.

He's grinning now and actually stretching his legs--his cane has fallen away as he speaks of the !

But the police nevertheless declared Stone to be “armed and dangerous,” despite getting around with a cane.

He pulls up his pants leg to show where a bullet hit him—the reason why he clutches a cane now.

He drew the cane out of the sand, thrusting the stick down in its stead.

Hitch picks up his cane, pushes her aside, and laboriously tries to get to his feet, saying, “I'll do it myself.”

His friend has dropped hat and cane in shock but the drawing shows stuff that an Americana collector nowadays would kill for.

Kirkwood poked his cane through the trap, repeating the address.

There are other details I might mention—that cane, for instance—but let it pass.

And you seized his cane in a fury, and broke it in returning the blow.

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