from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Preserved and sealed in a can or jar.
  • adj. Informal Recorded or taped for repeated use on television or radio: canned laughter.
  • adj. Informal Used repeatedly with little or no change: a canned speech.
  • adj. Informal Totally unoriginal; devoid of individuality: "Most [soundtrack albums] contain homogenized dance tracks that provide little more than canned excitement” ( Boston Globe).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Preserved in cans.
  • adj. Drunk.
  • adj. Previously prepared; not fresh or new; standardized, mass produced, or lacking originality or customization.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of can.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Recorded; in contrast with live; -- used of sound or video broadcasts.
  • adj. Sealed in a can or jar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Packed in cans or tin boxes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. sealed in a can or jar
  • adj. recorded for broadcast


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