Definition of Canteen

1. Noun. A flask for carrying water; used by soldiers or travelers.

Generic synonyms: Flask



2. Noun. Sells food and personal items to personnel at an institution or school or camp etc..
Generic synonyms: Shop, Store

3. Noun. A restaurant outside; often for soldiers or policemen.
Exact synonyms: Mobile Canteen
Generic synonyms: Eatery, Eating House, Eating Place, Restaurant

4. Noun. A recreation room in an institution.
Generic synonyms: Rec Room, Recreation Room

5. Noun. Restaurant in a factory; where workers can eat.

Definition of Canteen

1. n. A vessel used by soldiers for carrying water, liquor, or other drink.

Definition of Canteen

1. Noun. a small cafeteria or snack bar, especially one in a military establishment, school, or place of work ¹

2. Noun. a temporary or mobile café used in an emergency or on a film location etc ¹

3. Noun. a box with compartments for storing eating utensils, silverware etc ¹

4. Noun. a military mess kit ¹

5. Noun. A water bottle used by a soldier or camper. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Canteen

1. a small container for carrying water [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Canteen

cantata
cantatas
cantate
cantates
cantation
cantations
cantatory
cantatrice
cantatrices
cantatrici
cantdog
cantdogs
canted
canted angle
canted angles
canteen (current term)
canteen cup
canteen cups
canteens
cantellation
canter
canterburies
canterburys
cantered
cantering
cantering rhythm
canters
cantest
canthal
canthal hypertelorism

Literary usage of Canteen

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Preventive medicine and hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau (1917)
"The man who empties his canteen early in the day i- likely to drink from ... The habit nf indiscriminate drinking from another man's canteen should be ..."

2. Great Debates in American History: From the Debates in the British by United States Congress, Marion Mills Miller, Great Britain Parliament (1913)
"This is what has come to be popularly, though inaccurately, known as the "anti-canteen law." It is obviously not aimed against the canteen, but against the ..."

3. The Control of the Drink Trade: A Contribution to National Efficiency, 1915-1917 by Henry Carter (1918)
"(2) The embarrassing lack of a staff to work a canteen was frequently ... The canteen Movement had also to make headway against the settled habit of the ..."

4. The Year Book of the United States Brewers' Association by United States Brewers' Association (1913)
"THE canteen AGITATION. The Army canteen continues to be the subject of active and wide-spread discussion. Fresh emphasis to the demand for its restoration ..."

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