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Canoe appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Muse on a canoe sum.
  • Bar: canoe on a crab.
  • To last so, Claire, abuse on a canoe – subaerial – costs a lot.
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The word canoe is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun canoe

What does canoe mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: canoes

  1. small and light boat; pointed at both ends; propelled with a paddle

Alternative definition of the noun canoe


  1. A small long and narrow boat, propelled by one or more people (depending on the size of canoe), using single-bladed paddles. The paddlers face in the direction of travel, in either a seated position, or kneeling on the bottom of the boat. Canoes are open on top, and pointed at both ends.
  2. [slang] An oversize, usually older, luxury car.

Specialised definition of the noun canoe

Glossary of sports

a lightweight boat, pointed at each end, that can be paddled by one or two people and can carry passengers. Canoes were originally made from natural materials, but modern canoes are made of aluminium or of moulded plastic and fibreglass. To paddle a canoe, often as a sport or hobby (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

originally designed as a light boat without a keel used by the North and Central American Indians (termed "canoa" by Christopher Columbus, *1451, + 1506), made of hollowed tree trunks or tree bark, or of animal skins which were stretched across a wooden frame. Today "canoe" is a term for racing and recreational boats based on this previous shape used in canoeing. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

a boat which is moved forward by one or more people using paddles (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / canoeing

broadly speaking, any paddle-propelled craft with two pointed ends, which includes kayaks. But the word is often used to mean a Canadian canoe

Glossary of sports / water motorsport

a portion of a three-point hydroplane, comprising the sponson, chines, and air trap, molded as a single piece

Definition of the verb canoe

What does canoe mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: canoed | canoing / canoeing (rare form) | canoes

  1. travel by canoe
    • examples: canoe along the canal | They canoe the river | They canoe down the river
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]He skated Penny | Tom jumped the horse
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective]Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state]Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Path Preposition] [Location]He skated Penny around the rink | He waltzed her across the floor
      [Theme - being] [Verb]Claire skated | The ball rolled | They waltzed
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Location]Claire skated the canals
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Oblique] [Adjective]Claire skated her skates blades blunt
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Oblique 1] to / into [Oblique 2, state]Claire skated her skates blades to shreds | She waltzed herself to sickness | We walked ourselves into a state of exhaustion
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location]Claire skated along the canal

      Verbs of Motion (with the same syntax): bicycle, bike, cycle, kayak, motorbike, motorcycle, raft, skate, skateboard, ski, sled, toboggan.

    • domain: athletics / sport
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: boat = ride in a boat on water
    • entailment: paddle = propel with a paddle

Alternative definition of the verb canoe


  1. To ride or paddle a canoe.


Canoe is a 1996 JBF Awards nominated restaurant in Atlanta.


Canoe is a musical group.

  • albums: "Fale", "Daleko od domu..."


"Canoe" a.k.a. "Canoë" is a cataloged instance, composition.


  1. Canoe is an unincorporated community in Escambia County, Alabama, United States. Originally called Canoe Station, the settlement was a stop along the Mobile and Great Northern Railroad.
  2. Canoe a.k.a. Canoe, Kentucky: Canoe is an unincorporated community located in Breathitt County, Kentucky, United States. Its post office closed in 1993.
  3. Canoe is a Building in Atlanta.

There are other places with in their name, like Big Canoe, Canoe Lake, Canoe Beach, Canoe Place, Canoe Township, Canoe Creek Township, Canoe Creek Golf Course and Peel Region Canoe Trails.


  1. Canoe a.k.a. Boat: A boat is a watercraft of any size designed to float or plane, to work or travel on water. Small boats are typically found on inland or in protected coastal areas. However, boats such as the whaleboat were designed for operation from a ship in an offshore environment. In naval terms, a boat is a vessel small enough to be carried aboard another vessel. Another less restrictive definition is a vessel that can be lifted out of the water. Some definitions do not make a distinction in size, as 1000-foot bulk freighters on the Great Lakes are called oreboats. For reasons of naval tradition, submarines are usually referred to as 'boats' rather than 'ships', regardless of their size and shape.
  2. CANoe is a development and testing software tool from Vector Informatik GmbH. The software is primarily used by automotive manufacturers and electronic control unit suppliers for development, analysis, simulation, testing, diagnostics and start-up of ECU networks and individual ECUs. Its widespread use and large number of supported vehicle bus systems makes it especially well suited for ECU development in conventional vehicles, as well as hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles.
  3. Canoe a.k.a. Kanoé Language: Kanoê or Kapishana is a nearly extinct language isolate of Rondônia, Brazil. The Kapishana people now speak Portuguese or other indigenous languages from intermarriage.
    • also known as Kanoe language, Guaratira, Koaratira, Guarategaja, Mequens, Muki, Mequen, Amniapé, Mekéns, Guaratégaya, Canoé, Mequem, Mekem, Kanoê language
  4. Canoe a.k.a. Canoe Restaurant et Bar: Canoe is a Canadian restarant in Toronto, Ontario.
  5. Canoe is a 2013 Telly Award wining video, created for Primeau Water Filters.
    • award:
      • Telly Award for Non-Broadcast Productions Film/Video - Videography/Cinematography, received by Serendipitous Films
      • Telly Award for Non-Broadcast Productions Film/Video - Social Responsibility, received by Serendipitous Films
  6. Canoe a.k.a. Avá-Canoeiro Language: Avá-Canoeiro, known as Avá or Canoe, is a minor Tupi–Guaraní language of the state of Goiás, in the Amazon region of Brazil. All speakers are monolingual.
  7. Canoe is an indie rock band from Portland, Oregon and is headed by Matt Hoiland. The group formed after the the disbandment of If Bears were Bees and are primarily a family act as three of the members are relatives. Canoe's first album, Places, was released December 10, 2007. Canoe is known primarily for it's remake of the cult-classic indie-pop song, Holland 1945, by Neutral Milk Hotel. The Neutral Milk Hotel album featuring Holland 1945 has been considered by multiple mainstream reviewers to be one of the top ten albums of the 1990's, though the majority of mainstream listeners have eschewed the album for it's almost irritable poor-recording quality and vocal intonation. Canoe's cover brought the song to a mainstream audience, despite having polarized the music critics. While some reviews consider them successful in having made that song accessible to the average listener, others find their take on it offensive in having stripped away the original angst and chaos of the original.

Phrases with Canoe

Phrases starting with the word Canoe:

  1. canoe birch
  2. canoe cedar
  3. Canoe Milkvetch

Phrases ending with the word Canoe:

  1. to canoe
  2. dugout canoe
  3. birchbark canoe
  4. outrigger canoe

Other phrase containing the word Canoe:

  1. Giant Canoe-Bubble

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Canoe

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Google previewWith Love To Humanity

by Daphne Molson

A canoe is a mobile watercraft medium that still has great use, It still carries Aboriginal Indians and white peoples to any hunt to do abuse, To big black seals and whales, grey muskrats, and huge white bears, For they are food, clothes, shoes, ...

Google previewReport Upon the Condition and Progress of the U.S. National Museum During the Year Ending June 30 ... (1901)

by United States National Museum

The Yakut canoe is a wide craft, better suited to freight than speed. As the model here described is rougher than...

Google previewAnnual Report - United States National Museum (1901)

by United States National Museum

The Yakut canoe is a wide craft, better suited to freight than speed. As the model here described is rougher than...

Google previewCultural Techniques (2015)

Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real by Bernhard Siegert

The canoe is a machine that produces not only the Kula exchange but also the maritime society of the Trobriands.

To sail across the ocean by means of an outrigger canoe means above all one thing: to be confronted with the horrors of the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Otchipwe Language (1878)

Explained in English by Frederic Baraga

Canoe, tchinuni . (Osi).

Google previewA Dictionary of the Otchipwe Language, Explained in English (1878)

by Frederic Baraga

Canoe, tchimân.

Google previewComparative Austronesian Dictionary (1995)

An Introduction to Austronesian Studies by Darrell T. Tryon

ATA TSO RUK PAI YAM ISN KAL TAG AKL PAL MOL KAG BLA kewou 'small fishing canoe, simple dugout'; masawa 'k.o. large ocean-going canoe'; nagega ' k.o. ...

Google previewHlingit Word Encyclopedia (2011)

The Origin of Copper by Sally-Anne Lambert

canoe (57) // ya'gu (57, 122) canoe ...

Google previewA New Rotuman Dictionary (1998)

An English-Rotuman Wordlist by Elizabeth Kafonika Makarita Inia

taf'aga canoe: large k. ~ with outrigger karia canoe: small k. ~ tdvdne canvas lae 1 cap (of cartridge) kdpe2 cap (small hat) kdpe2 capable rava2 cape (of land) isu cape-gooseberry (Physalis angulata) 'urmo 'a cape: rocky ~ is hafu cape: sandy ...

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Small photo of Vintage canoe with paddles and cane seatSmall photo of Istanbul/TURKEY, May 6, 2018: Couple friends canoeing on a canoe during a sunny day.Small photo of A red canoe, a green canoe, and a yellow canoe upturned on a wood boat dock in a lake, with the reflection of a snow-capped mountain, in the Canadian Rockies, British Colombia, Canada. Room for text.Small photo of Pile of canoe, bright beautiful colored canoesSmall photo of Black and blue oars for boat and canoe paddle in front of a water sport center. Canoes in the background.Small photo of Silhouette of young man paddling a classic wooden canoe at dawn on a calm lake in northern MichiganSmall photo of Fully stocked camp site canoe rack. Multiple colored canoes ready for use More...

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A canoe peddler doesn't tell the crocodile he has along snout until he's crossed the river.
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Scrabble value of C3A1N1O1E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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