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  Dictionary Definition of cane

noun, verb, caned, caning.

-- noun
1. a long, hollow or pithy, jointed woody stem, as that of bamboo, rattan, sugar cane, certain palms, etc.
2. a plant having such a stem.
3. such stems as a material.
4. any of various tall, woody, bamboo-like grasses.
5. the stem of the raspberry or blackberry.
6. sugar cane.
7. the stem of a bamboo, etc., used as a rod for punishing school children.
8. a walking stick.
9. a slender piece of sealing wax, etc.
-- verb (t)
10. to beat with a cane.
11. to furnish or make with cane: to cane chairs.
12. to drive (a vehicle) at high speed: he's really caning that car.
[ME, from OF, from Pr. or It., from L canna, from Greek kánna reed. Cf. Heb. qaneh ]
-- caner, noun