6 letter word starting with can

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
canned imp. & past participle of Can
canada noun A British province in North America, giving its name to various plants and animals.
canard noun An extravagant or absurd report or story; a fabricated sensational report or statement; esp. one set afloat in the newspapers to hoax the public.
canary adjective Of or pertaining to the Canary Islands; as, canary wine; canary birds., Of a pale yellowish color; as, Canary stone., Wine made in the Canary Islands; sack., A canary bird., A pale yellow color, like that of a canary bird., A quick and lively dance., To perform the canary dance; to move nimbly; to caper.
cancan noun A rollicking French dance, accompanied by indecorous or extravagant postures and gestures.
cancel verb i. To inclose or surround, as with a railing, or with latticework., To shut out, as with a railing or with latticework; to exclude., To cross and deface, as the lines of a writing, or as a word or figure; to mark out by a cross line; to blot out or obliterate., To annul or destroy; to revoke or recall., To suppress or omit; to strike out, as matter in type., An inclosure; a boundary; a limit., The suppression or striking out of matter in type, or of a printed page or pages., The part thus suppressed.
cancer noun A genus of decapod Crustacea, including some of the most common shore crabs of Europe and North America, as the rock crab, Jonah crab, etc. See Crab., The fourth of the twelve signs of the zodiac. The first point is the northern limit of the sun’s course in summer; hence, the sign of the summer solstice. See Tropic., A northern constellation between Gemini and Leo., Formerly, any malignant growth, esp. one attended with great pain and ulceration, with cachexia and progressive emaciation. It was so called, perhaps, from the great veins which surround it, compared by the ancients to the claws of a crab. The term is now restricted to such a growth made up of aggregations of epithelial cells, either without support or embedded in the meshes of a trabecular framework.
candid adjective White., Free from undue bias; disposed to think and judge according to truth and justice, or without partiality or prejudice; fair; just; impartial; as, a candid opinion., Open; frank; ingenuous; outspoken.
candle noun A slender, cylindrical body of tallow, containing a wick composed of loosely twisted linen of cotton threads, and used to furnish light., That which gives light; a luminary.
candor noun Whiteness; brightness; (as applied to moral conditions) usullied purity; innocence., A disposition to treat subjects with fairness; freedom from prejudice or disguise; frankness; sincerity.
caning present participle & vb. noun of Cane
canine adjective Of or pertaining to the family Canidae, or dogs and wolves; having the nature or qualities of a dog; like that or those of a dog., Of or pertaining to the pointed tooth on each side the incisors., A canine tooth.
canker noun A corroding or sloughing ulcer; esp. a spreading gangrenous ulcer or collection of ulcers in or about the mouth; — called also water canker, canker of the mouth, and noma., Anything which corrodes, corrupts, or destroy., A disease incident to trees, causing the bark to rot and fall off., An obstinate and often incurable disease of a horse’s foot, characterized by separation of the horny portion and the development of fungoid growths; — usually resulting from neglected thrush., A kind of wild, worthless rose; the dog-rose., To affect as a canker; to eat away; to corrode; to consume., To infect or pollute; to corrupt., To waste away, grow rusty, or be oxidized, as a mineral., To be or become diseased, or as if diseased, with canker; to grow corrupt; to become venomous.
cannon plural of Cannon, A great gun; a piece of ordnance or artillery; a firearm for discharging heavy shot with great force., A hollow cylindrical piece carried by a revolving shaft, on which it may, however, revolve independently., A kind of type. See Canon., See Carom.
cannot Am, is, or are, not able; — written either as one word or two.
cannei adjective Artful; cunning; shrewd; wary., Skillful; knowing; capable., Cautious; prudent; safe.., Having pleasing or useful qualities; gentle., Reputed to have magical powers.
canoes plural of Canoe
canoed imp. & past participle of Canoe
canopy noun A covering fixed over a bed, dais, or the like, or carried on poles over an exalted personage or a sacred object, etc. chiefly as a mark of honor., An ornamental projection, over a door, window, niche, etc., Also, a rooflike covering, supported on pillars over an altar, a statue, a fountain, etc., To cover with, or as with, a canopy.
canted imp. & past participle of Cant, Having angles; as, a six canted bolt head; a canted window., Inclined at an angle to something else; tipped; sloping.
cantab noun A Cantabrigian.
cantar noun Alt. of Cantarro
cantel noun See Cantle.
canter noun A moderate and easy gallop adapted to pleasure riding., A rapid or easy passing over., To move in a canter., To cause, as a horse, to go at a canter; to ride (a horse) at a canter., One who cants or whines; a beggar., One who makes hypocritical pretensions to goodness; one who uses canting language.
canthi plural of Canthus
cantle noun A corner or edge of anything; a piece; a fragment; a part., The upwardly projecting rear part of saddle, opposite to the pommel., To cut in pieces; to cut out from.
cantos plural of Canto
canton noun A song or canto, A small portion; a division; a compartment., A small community or clan., A small territorial district; esp. one of the twenty-two independent states which form the Swiss federal republic; in France, a subdivision of an arrondissement. See Arrondissement., A division of a shield occupying one third part of the chief, usually on the dexter side, formed by a perpendicular line from the top of the shield, meeting a horizontal line from the side., To divide into small parts or districts; to mark off or separate, as a distinct portion or division., To allot separate quarters to, as to different parts or divisions of an army or body of troops.
cantor noun A singer; esp. the leader of a church choir; a precentor.
canuck noun A Canadian., A small or medium-sized hardy horse, common in Canada.
canula adjective Alt. of Canulated
canvas noun A strong cloth made of hemp, flax, or cotton; — used for tents, sails, etc., A coarse cloth so woven as to form regular meshes for working with the needle, as in tapestry, or worsted work., A piece of strong cloth of which the surface has been prepared to receive painting, commonly painting in oil., Something for which canvas is used: (a) A sail, or a collection of sails. (b) A tent, or a collection of tents. (c) A painting, or a picture on canvas., A rough draft or model of a song, air, or other literary or musical composition; esp. one to show a poet the measure of the verses he is to make., Made of, pertaining to, or resembling, canvas or coarse cloth; as, a canvas tent.
canyon noun The English form of the Spanish word Ca┬ľon.