Meaning of cain

cain

Pronunciation: (kān), [key]
— n.
  1. rent paid in kind, esp. a percentage of a farm crop.

Cain

Pronunciation: (kān), [key]
— n.
  1. the first son of Adam and Eve, who murdered his brother Abel. Gen. 4.
  2. a murderer.
  3. He'll raise Cain when he finds out I lost his watch.
    1. become angry or violent:He'll raise Cain when he finds out I lost his watch.
    2. to behave in a boisterous manner; cause a disturbance:The students raised Cain while the teacher was out.

Cain

Pronunciation: (kān), [key]
  1. 1892–1977, U.S. novelist.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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