Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Preserved and sealed in a can or jar.
  • adjective Informal Recorded or taped for repeated use, as on television or radio.
  • adjective Used repeatedly with little or no change.
  • adjective Totally unoriginal; devoid of individuality.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Packed in cans or tin boxes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective sealed in a can or jar
  • adjective recorded for broadcast

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Examples

  • My mother's mid-20th-century aesthetic prompted her to keep a pantry well-stocked with evaporated milk, which she called "canned cream."

    The Seattle Times

  • Add the canned tomatoes and fry -- briefly if using roasted but longer, maybe 10 minutes, if using plain canned tomatoes.

    Pumpkin "Vegetarian" Chili

  • Add the canned tomatoes and fry -- briefly if using roasted but longer, maybe 10 minutes, if using plain canned tomatoes.

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  • I use it a lot to mix in canned tuna for tuna salad sandwiches too.

    Seto Japanese Cuisine

  • That is the flavor profile component you're missing and it's often found in canned cherry pie filling NOB.

    I need Mexican Crisco

  • I will poach two gently in canned broth with some sliced onions and garlic cloves for about half an hour.

    What's for Thanksgiving Dinner on Your Mexican Table?

  • That is the flavor profile component you're missing and it's often found in canned cherry pie filling NOB.

    I need Mexican Crisco

  • That is the flavor profile component you're missing and it's often found in canned cherry pie filling NOB.

    I need Mexican Crisco

  • I will poach two gently in canned broth with some sliced onions and garlic cloves for about half an hour.

    What's for Thanksgiving Dinner on Your Mexican Table?

  • That is the flavor profile component you're missing and it's often found in canned cherry pie filling NOB.

    I need Mexican Crisco

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  • Worthy of Canne?

    September 29, 2011