from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Careful and shrewd, especially where one's own interests are concerned.
- adj. Cautious in spending money; frugal.
- adj. Scots Steady, restrained, and gentle.
- adj. Scots Snug and quiet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Careful, prudent, cautious.
- adj. Knowing, shrewd, astute.
- adj. Frugal, thrifty.
- adj. Pleasant, fair.
- adj. Very or much.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Artful; cunning; shrewd; wary.
- adj. Skillful; knowing; capable.
- adj. Cautious; prudent; safe..
- adj. Having pleasing or useful qualities; gentle.
- adj. Reputed to have magical powers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A term of commendation of various application.
- Knowing; cautious; prudent; wary; watchful; cunning; artful; crafty.
- Skilled; handy; expert.
- Moderate; reasonable. In expense: Frugal; not extravagant
- In charges or exactions: Not extortionate.
- In conduct: Not severe.
- Quiet; easy; soft. Quiet in disposition; gentle; tractable.
- Quiet in movement; still; slow.
- Snug; comfortable; neat.
- Safe; not dangerous; fortunate; lucky.
- Good; worthy.
- Possessed of supernatural power; skilled in magic.
- In a canny manner; cannily; cautiously; gently; slowly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
From can1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Northern English dialect from can ("to know"), from Middle English can, first and third person singular of cunnen, connen ("to be able, know how to"), from Old English cunnan ("to know how to, be able to"). Compare Scots canny, Old English cann ("knowledge, assertion"). More at can, cunning. (Wiktionary)