EN[ˈkænɒt] [ˈkæ(n.)nɑt] [ˈkɛ(n.)nɑt] [kə(n)ˈnɑt] [kɪ(n)ˈnɑt] [-ɒt]

    Definition of cannot in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcannotsSUF-not
    1. Something that cannot be done.
      1. the cans and cannots
  • Verb
    1. Can not (am/is/are unable to).
      1. I cannot open the window. It is stuck. ‎
    2. Am/are/is forbidden or not permitted to.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • In addition an adequate staging EUS cannot be performed unless the original site of the resection can be identified by an endoscopic tattoo, residual tissue, or a postresection scar.
        • You cannot put a monetary value on emotional solace.
        • This led to a set of rules (play cannot begin before crossing East Blithedale Avenue), then subrules ("crossing" means reaching the always arguable halfway point of the avenue) [ … ] .
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
        • Verbs
          • Auxiliary verbs
            • Auxiliary verb forms
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        1. en cannot but
        Source: Wiktionary
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        Meaning of cannot for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "cannot" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an auxiliary verb.
        Difficultness: Level 1
        Easy     ➨     Difficult
        Definiteness: Level 8
        Definite    ➨     Versatile