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Etymology

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From Spanish canasta. The game originates from Uruguay.

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Noun

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canasta (plural canastas)

  1. (uncountable, games, card games) A card game similar to rummy and played using two packs, where the object is to meld groups of the same rank.
    • 1951 July, Henry F. Tenney, “Per Stirpes and Not Per Capita: Or, What Your Clients Can Never Tell You”, in ABA Journal, page 492:
      “Do you know something, Fred?” she announced, “I won four dollars and eighty-five cents playing Canasta this afternoon.”
      Canasta!” exclaimed Mr. Grimes, “I didn′t know you could play that silly game.”
    • 2004, Gregory Bateson, “15: A Theory of Play and Fantasy”, in Henry Bial, editor, The Performance Studies Reader, page 130:
      Imagine, first, two players who engage in a game of canasta according to a standard set of rules. [] We may imagine, however, that at a certain moment the two canasta players cease to play canasta and start a discussion of the rules.
    • 2011, Barry Rigal, Card Games For Dummies, unnumbered page:
      Modern American Canasta is a younger cousin of the game of Canasta I explain here.
  2. (countable, card games) A meld of seven cards in a game of canasta.
    • 1949 December 19, “The Canasta Craze”, in Life (magazine), page 47:
      Groups of seven of a kind are called canastas, and before a player can go out he or his partner must have at least one canasta.

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Dutch

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish canasta.

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Noun

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canasta f (plural canasta's)

  1. (uncountable) canasta (Uruguayan cardgame)
  2. (countable) canasta (meld of seven cards in the above game)

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Spanish canasta.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑnɑstɑ/, [ˈkɑ̝nɑ̝s̠tɑ̝]

Noun

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canasta

  1. canasta (card game)
  2. canasta (meld of seven cards in above)

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Inflection of canasta (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative canasta canastat
genitive canastan canastojen
partitive canastaa canastoja
illative canastaan canastoihin
singular plural
nominative canasta canastat
accusative nom. canasta canastat
gen. canastan
genitive canastan canastojen
canastain rare
partitive canastaa canastoja
inessive canastassa canastoissa
elative canastasta canastoista
illative canastaan canastoihin
adessive canastalla canastoilla
ablative canastalta canastoilta
allative canastalle canastoille
essive canastana canastoina
translative canastaksi canastoiksi
abessive canastatta canastoitta
instructive canastoin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of canasta (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative canastani canastani
accusative nom. canastani canastani
gen. canastani
genitive canastani canastojeni
canastaini rare
partitive canastaani canastojani
inessive canastassani canastoissani
elative canastastani canastoistani
illative canastaani canastoihini
adessive canastallani canastoillani
ablative canastaltani canastoiltani
allative canastalleni canastoilleni
essive canastanani canastoinani
translative canastakseni canastoikseni
abessive canastattani canastoittani
instructive
comitative canastoineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative canastasi canastasi
accusative nom. canastasi canastasi
gen. canastasi
genitive canastasi canastojesi
canastaisi rare
partitive canastaasi canastojasi
inessive canastassasi canastoissasi
elative canastastasi canastoistasi
illative canastaasi canastoihisi
adessive canastallasi canastoillasi
ablative canastaltasi canastoiltasi
allative canastallesi canastoillesi
essive canastanasi canastoinasi
translative canastaksesi canastoiksesi
abessive canastattasi canastoittasi
instructive
comitative canastoinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative canastamme canastamme
accusative nom. canastamme canastamme
gen. canastamme
genitive canastamme canastojemme
canastaimme rare
partitive canastaamme canastojamme
inessive canastassamme canastoissamme
elative canastastamme canastoistamme
illative canastaamme canastoihimme
adessive canastallamme canastoillamme
ablative canastaltamme canastoiltamme
allative canastallemme canastoillemme
essive canastanamme canastoinamme
translative canastaksemme canastoiksemme
abessive canastattamme canastoittamme
instructive
comitative canastoinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative canastanne canastanne
accusative nom. canastanne canastanne
gen. canastanne
genitive canastanne canastojenne
canastainne rare
partitive canastaanne canastojanne
inessive canastassanne canastoissanne
elative canastastanne canastoistanne
illative canastaanne canastoihinne
adessive canastallanne canastoillanne
ablative canastaltanne canastoiltanne
allative canastallenne canastoillenne
essive canastananne canastoinanne
translative canastaksenne canastoiksenne
abessive canastattanne canastoittanne
instructive
comitative canastoinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative canastansa canastansa
accusative nom. canastansa canastansa
gen. canastansa
genitive canastansa canastojensa
canastainsa rare
partitive canastaansa canastojaan
canastojansa
inessive canastassaan
canastassansa
canastoissaan
canastoissansa
elative canastastaan
canastastansa
canastoistaan
canastoistansa
illative canastaansa canastoihinsa
adessive canastallaan
canastallansa
canastoillaan
canastoillansa
ablative canastaltaan
canastaltansa
canastoiltaan
canastoiltansa
allative canastalleen
canastallensa
canastoilleen
canastoillensa
essive canastanaan
canastanansa
canastoinaan
canastoinansa
translative canastakseen
canastaksensa
canastoikseen
canastoiksensa
abessive canastattaan
canastattansa
canastoittaan
canastoittansa
instructive
comitative canastoineen
canastoinensa

Further reading

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French

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish canasta (basket).

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Noun

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canasta f (uncountable)

  1. canasta

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Portuguese

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish canasta.[1][2]

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canasta f (plural canastas)

  1. (card games) canasta

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Spanish

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Etymology

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Inherited from Latin canistrum. Cognate with English canister.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /kaˈnasta/ [kaˈnas.t̪a]
  • Rhymes: -asta
  • Syllabification: ca‧nas‧ta

Noun

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canasta f (plural canastas)

  1. basket
    Synonyms: cesto, cesta
  2. (card games) canasta
  3. (basketball) basket, hoop
  4. (Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Venezuela) laundry basket, hamper (made of plastic)

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