Pronunciation Adjective

canned (not comparable)

  1. Preserved in cans.
    canned tomatoes
  2. (by extension) Previously prepared; not fresh or new; standardized, mass produced, or lacking originality or customization.
    The form letter included a canned answer stating that what I asked was against policy.
    • 1998, Dr. Dobb's Journal: Software Tools for the Professional Programmer
      Unfortunately, some of the canned code, which Visual C++ gives to you when creating an application, is not CE aware and gives you compile errors.
    • 2005, James Howard Kunstler — The Long Emergency
      The vested owners of all those sun-drenched tract houses may stick around for a while and fight over the region, perhaps thinking that they are reenacting the great historical dramas of the nineteenth century—such is the long-term effect of canned entertainment on the collective imagi­nation.
  3. (slang) Drunk.
  4. Terminated, fired from a job.
Synonyms Antonyms
  • s preserved in cans dried
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: bêbado
  • Russian: пья́ный
  • Portuguese: conservado
  • Russian: загото́вленный
  1. Simple past tense and past participle of can

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