can [can'st] v

OE cunnan, know, know how, be mentally or intellectually able, have the physical power to do; modal auxiliary for conditional or subjunctive mood, supporting a non-finite main verb; see could, v.

  1. Might; have the capacity to.
  2. Be able to; have the possibility to.
  3. Will; be willing to.
  4. Shall; be possible.
  5. Could; be mentally able to; have the mental ability to.
  6. Be emotionally able to; have the physical strength to do.
  7. May; be feasible to; be possible to.
  8. Have the potential to.
  9. Have the authority to.
  10. Have the power to.
  11. Have the opportunity to.