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Definition of Cane


  1. A name given to several peculiar palms, species of Calamus and Daemanorops, having very long, smooth flexible stems, commonly called rattans.
  2. Any plant with long, hard, elastic stems, as reeds and bamboos of many kinds; also, the sugar cane.
  3. Stems of other plants are sometimes called canes; as, the canes of a raspberry.
  4. A walking stick; a staff; -- so called because originally made of one the species of cane.
  5. A lance or dart made of cane.
  6. A local European measure of length. See Canna.
  7. To beat with a cane.
  8. To make or furnish with cane or rattan; as, to cane chairs.

Cane Quotations

That is why, no matter how desperate the predicament is, I am always very much in earnest about clutching my cane, straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie, even though I have just landed on my head.
Charlie Chaplin

I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.
Charlie Chaplin

A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do. I'm still doing it.
Miles Davis

My reality needs imagination like a bulb needs a socket. My imagination needs reality like a blind man needs a cane.
Tom Waits

For me, the wheelchair symbolizes disability in a way a cane does not.
Annette Funicello
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Cane Translations

cane in Afrikaans is stok
cane in Dutch is staf, stok
cane in Finnish is keppi
cane in German is Spazierstock, Stock
cane in Italian is bastone
cane in Norwegian is stokk
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