- Bible Reference: 2 Timothy 2:17
- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: No
- G1044 Used 1 time
Figurative; 2 Timothy 2:17
1. A disease incident to trees, which causes the bark to rot and fall.
2. A popular name of certain small eroding ulcers in the mouth, particularly of children. They are generally covered with a whitish slough.
3. A virulent, corroding ulcer; or any thing that corrodes, corrupts or destroys.
Sacrilege may prove an eating canker
And their word will eat as doth a canker Tim. 2.
4. An eating, corroding, virulent humor; corrosion.
5. A kind of rose, the dog rose.
6. In farriery, a running thrush of the worst kind; a disease in horses feet, discharging a fetid matter from the cleft in the middle of the frog.
CANKER, verb intransitive To grow corrupt; to decay, or waste away by means of any noxious cause; to grow rusty, or to be oxydized, as a metal.
CANKERBIT, adjective Bitten with a cankered or envenomed tooth.
CANKERED, participle passive
2. adjective Crabbed; uncivil.
CANKEREDLY, adverb Crossly; adversely.
CANKER-FLY, noun A fly that preys on fruit.
CANKER-LIKE, adjective Eating or corrupting like a canker.
CANKEROUS, adjective Corroding like a canker.
(Heb. yelek), "the licking locust," which licks up the grass of the field; probably the locust at a certain stage of its growth, just as it emerges from the caterpillar state (Joel 1:4; 2:25). The word is rendered "caterpillar" in Psalms 105:34; Jeremiah 51:14, 17 (but R.V. "canker-worm"). "It spoileth and fleeth away" (Nahum 3:16), or as some read the passage, "The cankerworm putteth off [i.e., the envelope of its wings], and fleeth away."
CANKER-WORM, noun A worm, destructive to trees or plants. In America, this name is given to a worm that, in some years, destroys the leaves and fruit of apple trees. This animal springs from an egg deposited by a miller, that issues from the ground.
CANKERY, adjective Rusty