What is Cane?

Cane definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
a stick or short staff used to assist one in walking; walking stick.
a long, hollow or pithy, jointed woody stem, as that of bamboo, rattan, sugar cane, and certain palms.
a plant having such a stem.
split rattan woven or interlaced for chair seats, wickerwork, etc.

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.
the stem of a raspberry or blackberry.
a rod used for flogging.
a slender cylinder or rod, as of sealing wax or glass.

verb (used with object), caned, can



What is Cane ?

Cane is (noun) 1. a strong stem of a plant, especially of tall thin plants like bamboo a field of sugar cane 2. a walking stick cut from the stem of a plant She was leaning heavily on a cane as she walked up the path. 3. an occasion when someone is beaten with a stick He often had the cane when he was at school.(verb) to beat someone with a stick as a punishment He was often caned when he was at school.


source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level