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Meaning of "canny" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CANNY

From can1 (to know how) + -y1.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CANNY

canny  [ˈkænɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CANNY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Canny can act as an adjective and an adverb.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES CANNY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Canny

Canny is the surname of: ▪ John Canny, American computer scientist, namesake of the Canny edge detector ▪ Nicholas Canny, Irish historian ▪ Paddy Canny, Irish fiddler ▪ Steven Canny, English playwright and BBC executive producer ▪ Nicholas Canny, Australian playwright and screenwriter...

Definition of canny in the English dictionary

The first definition of canny in the dictionary is shrewd, esp in business; astute or wary; knowing. Other definition of canny is good or nice: used as a general term of approval. Canny is also lucky or fortunate.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CANNY


branny
ˈbrænɪ
ca´canny
ˌkɔːˈkænɪ
cranny
ˈkrænɪ
danny
ˈdænɪ
fanny
ˈfænɪ
FANY
ˈfænɪ
flanny
ˈflænɪ
grannie
ˈɡrænɪ
granny
ˈɡrænɪ
hootananny
ˈhuːtəˌnænɪ
hootenanny
ˈhuːtəˌnænɪ
janny
ˈdʒænɪ
kokanee
kəʊˈkænɪ
nanny
ˈnænɪ
pandani
pænˈdænɪ
shanny
ˈʃænɪ
supernanny
ˈsuːpəˌnænɪ
trannie
ˈtrænɪ
tranny
ˈtrænɪ
uncanny
ʌnˈkænɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CANNY

cannoli
cannon
cannon bone
cannon fodder
cannon-shot
cannonade
cannonball
cannonball serve
cannoneer
cannonries
cannonry
cannot
cannot choose but
cannot help but
cannula
cannulae
cannular
cannulate
cannulation
canoe

WORDS THAT END LIKE CANNY

a pretty penny
benny
bonny
bunny
caa canny
donny
funny
ginny
jenny
johnny
Kenny
penny
scranny
skinny
sonny
spend a penny
sunny
swanny
tyranny
whinny

Synonyms and antonyms of canny in the English dictionary of synonyms

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SYNONYMS OF «CANNY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «canny» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of canny

Translation of «canny» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CANNY

Find out the translation of canny to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of canny from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «canny» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

谨慎的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

avispado
570 millions of speakers

English

canny
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चतुर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حكيم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

себе на уме
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

astuto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মিতব্যয়ী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

madré
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Canny
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schlau
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

機転が利く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

약삭빠른
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Canny
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khôn ngoan
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புத்திசாலித்தனமான புது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सर्वप्रथम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

açıkgöz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

furbo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sprytny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

собі на умі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

viclean
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

έξυπνος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uitgeslape
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

slug
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skarpsindig
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CANNY»

The term «canny» is regularly used and occupies the 55.086 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CANNY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about canny

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2 QUOTES WITH «CANNY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word canny.
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Joan Collins
We live in a quick-fix society where we need instant gratification for everything. Too fat? Get lipo-sucked. Stringy hair? Glue on extensions. Wrinkles and lines? Head to the beauty shop for a pot of the latest miracle skin stuff. It's all a beautiful £1 billion con foisted upon insecure women by canny cosmetic conglomerates.
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Lord Mountbatten
Churchill was the canny political animal, very devious, bursting with energy and determination, learning as hard as he could.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CANNY»

Discover the use of canny in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to canny and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Complexity of Robot Motion Planning
He has also developed a novel representation of object orientation based on unnormalized quaternions which reduces the complexity of the algorithms and enhances their practical applicability.After dealing with the movers' problem, the book ...
John Canny, 1988
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Making Ireland British, 1580-1650
This is the first comprehensive study of plantations in Ireland during the years 1580-1650.
Nicholas P. Canny, 2003
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Canny Granny: How to Be the Favorite Grandparent
How to Be the Favorite Grandparent Elizabeth Gardner. How to Use this Book This book contains pages that are meant to be removed. This is not your typical book. The first page of each chapter is a tear-out “crib sheet” that is a to-do list for  ...
Elizabeth Gardner, 2008
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A Dictionary of North East Dialect
Afterwards blacklegs were called candy-men" www.muthergrumble.co.uk/ issue03 re 1885 canny 1. adj. line, admirable, fair, of a size to be reckoned with, etc., 2. adv. well, etc. 1. "my canny lad oh!" Collier's Rant Newc, C18/2; "canny - nice, ...
Bill Griffiths, 2005
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Colonial Identity in the Atlantic World, 1500-1800
. . . The editors and contributors are to be congratulated on this rich and rewarding book, essential reading for anyone interested in imperial history."--Geoffrey Scammell, The Times Higher Education Supplement
Nicholas Canny, Anthony Pagden, 1989
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The English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete ...
Sc. She held her ain, And selled a canny gill, Ballads(1885) 49. Rat'. He had been what is called a ' canny, shrewd Scotchman,' and had accumulated a large fortune,MAcooNAL1> $ettlemmt(i869) 173. Ayr. I never was canny for hoarding 0'  ...
Joseph Wright, 1898
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Northumberland Words
CANNINESS, kindliness, and all the virtues included in being canny. CANNON- NAIL, the nail that holds the cart body to the axle. CANNY, an embodiment of all that is kindly, good, and gentle. The highest compliment that can be paid to any ...
Oliver Heslop, 1892
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Between Nations: Shakespeare, Spenser, Marvell, and the ...
Brady has elaborated his thoughts on the View in the course of an ongoing debate with Nicholas Canny, who argues that in the View Spenser represented the opinions and interests of the New English in Ireland. He meant to gain support from ...
David J. Baker
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Finding edges and lines in images
The result is a set of operators of varying width, length and orientation. The problem of combining these outputs into a single description is discussed, and a set of heuristics for the integration are given. (Author).
John Francis Canny, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, 1983
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Algorithms for Image Processing and Computer Vision
Table 2.6: Evaluation of Canny VS ISEF: E1 So far, only edges created by a change in brightness, as indicated by grey level value, have been examined. This involves probably 90% of edges of interest in real problems, but not all of them.
J. R. Parker, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CANNY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term canny is used in the context of the following news items.
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Kalgoorlie company found negligent after apprentice burnt during …
Mitchell Canny sued his employer, Primepower Engineering, after he was "engulfed in a fireball" during a social function at the company's ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
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'In different circumstances Rovers would have had him back in a …
And according to the Lancashire Telegraph's Paul Wheelock, he will prove to be a canny acquisition for Aitor Karanka's side. Paul covers ... «Gazette Live, Jul 15»
3
Tony Martin wins Tour de France stage four to take race lead
Canny riding over the cobbled sectors and a well-timed attack saw the German former world time trial champion finally realise his dream. «Cycling Weekly, Jul 15»
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Apple Watch Owners Are All Using Them For The Same Thing …
MittsInMyOven (@FLOSSY). 3. But was it a canny foreskinsight into human psychology, or mere shaft-enfreud? People are just going to draw ... «BuzzFeed News, Jul 15»
5
Andy Murray cuts Ivo Karlovic down to size at Wimbledon
But it could be the canny Scot is keeping something up his sleeve for bigger and better opponents. Certainly he was bold and brave enough ... «Daily Star, Jul 15»
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Björk review – singer shines in achingly personal, stripped down …
Either because such songs are emotionally draining, or because she's canny enough to recognise the limits of audience concentration, she ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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A living wage can deliver Conservative values
This wouldn't only be canny politics – an audacious land grab on territory that Labour once saw as its own – it would also be the right thing to ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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When Harris grimaced, Australia smiled
... the variation of pace and line, the canny conservation and concentration of energy to bowl unyielding spells of hostile, accurate cutters and ... «ESPNcricinfo.com, Jul 15»
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Wimbledon steward who looks after star guests retires after 40 years
Veteran Alan has developed a canny line to confront divas who hand him the "don't you know who I am?" line: "At that moment, I think it's more ... «Plymouth Herald, Jul 15»
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Book excerpt: Altered evidences, subjective findings and the …
Mohapatra gave me a canny answer: 'How do you know it wasn't?' From my understanding of his reports, I said, and from the CBI's admitted ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Canny [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/canny>. Sep 2019 ».
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