from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A light, open, slender boat that has pointed ends and is propelled by paddles.
- transitive v. To carry or send by canoe.
- intransitive v. To travel in or propel a canoe.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. An oversize, usually older, luxury car.
- v. To ride or paddle a canoe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A boat used by rude nations, formed of trunk of a tree, excavated, by cutting of burning, into a suitable shape. It is propelled by a paddle or paddles, or sometimes by sail, and has no rudder.
- n. A boat made of bark or skins, used by savages.
- n. A light pleasure boat, especially designed for use by one who goes alone upon long excursions, including portage. It it propelled by a paddle, or by a small sail attached to a temporary mast.
- intransitive v. To manage a canoe, or voyage in a canoe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A light boat designed to be propelled by a paddle or paddles held in the hands without fixed supports.
- To paddle a canoe; sail in a canoe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. travel by canoe
- n. small and light boat; pointed at both ends; propelled with a paddle
French canoe and Spanish canoa (French, from Spanish), of Cariban origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Adopted in 16th century from Spanish canoa, borrowed in turn by Columbus from Taino kanoa ("dugout canoe"). (Wiktionary)