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Main Entry: 1can
Pronunciation: kn, ()kan
Function: helping verb
Inflected Form(s): past could /kd, ()kd/; present singular & plural can
Etymology: Old English can "to know, know how to" 1 a: know how to <we can read> b: be able to <I can hear you> c: be permitted by conscience or feeling to <they can hardly blame you> d: have the power or right to 2: have permission to : MAY <you can go now>