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Cant (IPA: /ˈkænt/)


Cant (n.)

A corner; angle; niche.

Cant (n.)

An outer or external angle.

Cant (n.)

An inclination from a horizontal or vertical line; a slope or bevel; a titl.

Cant (n.)

A sudden thrust, push, kick, or other impulse, producing a bias or change of direction; also, the bias or turn so give; as, to give a ball a cant.

Cant (n.)

A segment forming a side piece in the head of a cask.

Cant (n.)

A segment of he rim of a wooden cogwheel.

Cant (n.)

A piece of wood laid upon the deck of a vessel to support the bulkheads.

Cant (v. t.)

To incline; to set at an angle; to tilt over; to tip upon the edge; as, to cant a cask; to cant a ship.

Cant (v. t.)

To give a sudden turn or new direction to; as, to cant round a stick of timber; to cant a football.

Cant (v. t.)

To cut off an angle from, as from a square piece of timber, or from the head of a bolt.

Cant (n.)

An affected, singsong mode of speaking.

Cant (n.)

The idioms and peculiarities of speech in any sect, class, or occupation.

Cant (n.)

The use of religious phraseology without understanding or sincerity; empty, solemn speech, implying what is not felt; hypocrisy.

Cant (n.)

Vulgar jargon; slang; the secret language spoker by gipsies, thieves, tramps, or beggars.

Cant (a.)

Of the nature of cant; affected; vulgar.

Cant (v. i.)

To speak in a whining voice, or an affected, singsong tone.

Cant (v. i.)

To make whining pretensions to goodness; to talk with an affectation of religion, philanthropy, etc.; to practice hypocrisy; as, a canting fanatic.

Cant (v. i.)

To use pretentious language, barbarous jargon, or technical terms; to talk with an affectation of learning.

Cant (n.)

A call for bidders at a public sale; an auction.

Cant (v. t.)

to sell by auction, or bid a price at a sale by auction.

Cant ()

A wooden lever with a movable iron hook. hear the end; -- used for canting or turning over heavy logs, etc.

Cant

Civil engineering term for a difference in elevation between edges of a road or railway

Cant

Architectural term for a part of a facade set at an angle to another part of the facade

Cant

Genetic element in the species Drosophila melanogaster

Cant

Affectation of thinking, believing, and feeling what one in reality doesn't, whether knowingly or not

Cant

Family name

Cant Synonyms

Camber, Bank

Cant Synonyms

Chamfer, Bevel

Cant Synonyms

Buzzword

Cant Synonyms

Pious Platitude

Cant Synonyms

Vernacular, Slang, Patois, Argot, Lingo, Jargon

Cant Synonyms

Cant Over, Pitch, Tilt, Slant

Cant (Last Name / Surname)

Cant is the #62,531 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 320 people had that surname.

Translations

Cant in Spanish

Example Sentence (Quote)

".. .that shapeless, formless, fibreless mass of platitudes which in official cant is called unsectarian religion ." - Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [To Tsunade] Reject makes a man strong. In other words you cant call yourself a man without being rejected" - Naruto

Example Sentence (Quote)

"My mechanics so good, if he cant fix it, it ain't broken." - Anonymous

Example Sentence (Quote)

"Of this stamp is the cant of, not men, but measures." - Politics


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