canned
canned canned adj. 1. Recorded; in contrast with {live}; -- used of sound or video broadcasts.

Syn: filmed, taped, tape-recorded. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

2. Sealed in a can or jar.

Syn: tinned. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • canned — [kænd] adj 1.) canned food is preserved in a round metal container British Equivalent: tinned ▪ canned tomatoes ▪ canned fruit 2.) canned music/laughter music or laughter that has been recorded and is used on television or in radio programmes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • canned — [ kænd ] adjective canned food has been preserved in a metal container without air: canned beans/peaches …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • canned — ☆ canned [kand ] adj. 1. preserved in airtight cans or jars 2. Slang a) recorded for reproduction, as on radio or TV [canned commercials] b) prepared for publication in a number of newspapers simultaneously [a canned editorial] …   English World dictionary

  • canned — canned; Canned; …   English syllables

  • canned — ► ADJECTIVE 1) preserved in a sealed can. 2) informal, chiefly derogatory (of music, applause, etc.) pre recorded …   English terms dictionary

  • Canned — The term canned may refer to:* Canned is an episode of Rocko s Modern Life * The canning of food (invented by Francesco Cirio) * Withdrawing/removing something, or putting it on hold (as in The idea to move office has been canned as it s way too… …   Wikipedia

  • canned — [[t]kænd[/t]] adj. 1) coo preserved in a can or jar: canned peaches[/ex] 2) inf recorded or prerecorded: canned music; canned laughter[/ex] 3) inf prepared in advance for repeated use: a canned speech[/ex] 4) sts Slang. drunk • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • canned — 1. mod. alcohol intoxicated. □ I’ll drive. I’m too canned to walk. □ Man, am I canned! 2. mod. having to do with prerecorded laughter or applause that is added to the sound track of a television program. □ Canned laughter really sounds phony …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Canned — Can Can, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Canned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Canning}.] To preserve by putting in sealed cans [U. S.] Canned meats W. D. Howells. [1913 Webster] {Canned goods}, a general name for fruit, vegetables, meat, or fish, preserved in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • canned — adjective Date: 1904 1. a. prepared or recorded in advance; especially prepared in standardized form for nonspecific use or wide distribution < canned laughter > < canned music > b. lacking originality or individ …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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