A woman canning tomato sauce.
- When you cut up cucumbers and make them into pickles that you preserve in a jar to eat throughout the winter, this is an example of canning.
- When you fire your useless assistant for forgetting to tell you about an important meeting, this is an example of a time when you are canning your assistant.
The definition of canning is the act of preserving food in jars, or firing someone.
the act, process, or work of putting foods in cans or jars for preservation
1770-1827; Brit. statesman: prime minister (1827)
- Present participle of can.
- The process of preserving food by heat processing in a sealed vessel (a sealed jar or can).
- The canning and preserving of fruits and vegetables are important industries.
- There are a farm, a large truck garden, an orchard, and a bakery and canning factory.
- 2 This specimen had been given to Canning (a tribute, perhaps, to the statesman who boasted that he had "called a New World into existence to redress the balance of the Old") by Mr Schenley, a diplomatist, and was then thought to be unique in Europe; but, apart from those which had reached Spain, where they lay neglected and undescribed, James Wilson says (Illustr.
- It is a market for live-stock, and for dairy and farm products, and has slaughtering and packing establishments, flour mills, creameries and cheese factories, canning and preserving factories, carriage works, a flax fibre mill and grain elevators.
- He kept in touch, however, with foreign politics, and having refused to join the ministry of George Canning in 1827, became a member of the cabinet of the duke of Wellington as 'chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster in January 1828.