Definitions for CANTkænt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
insincere or hypocritical statements, esp. pious platitudes.
the private language of the underworld.
the words and phrases peculiar to a particular class, profession, etc.
whining or singsong speech.
(v.i.)to talk piously or hypocritically.
to beg in a whining or singsong tone.
Origin of cant:
1495–1505; < L base cant- in cantus song, canticus singsong, etc.; see chant
a salient angle.
a sudden movement that tilts or overturns a thing.
a slanting or tilted position.
an oblique line or surface, as one formed by cutting off the corner of a square or cube.
Category: Civil Engineering, Railroads
Ref: bank1 (def. 5). 1 6
a sudden pitch or toss.
Ref: Also called flitch. 3 5
(adj.)oblique or slanting.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(v.t.)to bevel; form an oblique surface upon.
to put in an oblique position; tilt; tip.
to throw with a sudden jerk.
(v.i.)to take or have an inclined position; tilt; turn.
Origin of cant:
1325–75; ME: side, border < AF cant, OF chant
Category: Function Word, Usage Note
* Usage: See can1,cannot.
stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition
bank, cant, camber(noun)
a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacular(noun)
a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
"they don't speak our lingo"
cant, pious platitude(noun)
insincere talk about religion or morals
bevel, cant, chamfer(verb)
two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
cant, cant over, tilt, slant, pitch(verb)
"The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"
cannot; is unable to; does not have the ability to
I can't quite get it to work.
is forbidden to; is not permitted to
You can't enter the hall without a ticket.
slope, the angle at which something is set.
A movement or throw that overturns something.
To set (something) at an angle.
To bevel an edge or corner.
To overturn so that the contents are emptied.
To divide or parcel out.
Origin: From canto probably via canter, cognate with chant.
a corner; angle; niche
an outer or external angle
an inclination from a horizontal or vertical line; a slope or bevel; a titl
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
a segment forming a side piece in the head of a cask
a segment of he rim of a wooden cogwheel
a piece of wood laid upon the deck of a vessel to support the bulkheads
to incline; to set at an angle; to tilt over; to tip upon the edge; as, to cant a cask; to cant a ship
to give a sudden turn or new direction to; as, to cant round a stick of timber; to cant a football
to cut off an angle from, as from a square piece of timber, or from the head of a bolt
an affected, singsong mode of speaking
the idioms and peculiarities of speech in any sect, class, or occupation
the use of religious phraseology without understanding or sincerity; empty, solemn speech, implying what is not felt; hypocrisy
vulgar jargon; slang; the secret language spoker by gipsies, thieves, tramps, or beggars
of the nature of cant; affected; vulgar
to speak in a whining voice, or an affected, singsong tone
to make whining pretensions to goodness; to talk with an affectation of religion, philanthropy, etc.; to practice hypocrisy; as, a canting fanatic
to use pretentious language, barbarous jargon, or technical terms; to talk with an affectation of learning
a call for bidders at a public sale; an auction
to sell by auction, or bid a price at a sale by auction
A cant is the jargon or argot of a group, often implying its use to exclude or mislead people outside the group.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
affectation of thinking, believing, and feeling what one in his heart and reality does not, of which there are two degrees, insincere and sincere; insincere when one cants knowing it, and sincere when one cants without knowing it, the latter being of the darker and deeper dye.
Translations for CANT
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- liegstories, huigeltaal, gefemel, femelaryAfrikaans
- رِياء، نِفاقArabic
- лицемерни приказкиBulgarian
- conversa fiadaPortuguese (BR)
- frázovitá řeč, tlachCzech
- das GeschwafelGerman
- tom snak; floskelDanish
- ανειλικρινή λόγιαGreek
- کلام غیر صادقانهFarsi
- langage hypocriteFrench
- דִּברֵי צְבִיעוּתHebrew
- कपट की बातHindi
- licemjerne riječi, laskanjeCroatian
- linguaggio ipocritaItalian
- 위선적인 말Korean
- veidmainiška kalbaLithuanian
- schijnheilige praatDutch
- floskler, tomme fraserNorwegian
- کلام غیر صادقانهPersian
- د غیر صادقانه خبریPashto
- conversa fiadaPortuguese
- discuţie nesinceră/prefăcutăRomanian
- prazna pričaSerbian
- tomma fraser, flosklerSwedish
- yapmacık konuşmaTurkish
- 偽善言詞Chinese (Trad.)
- منافقانہ ، ریاکارانہ گفتگوUrdu
- lời giả dốiVietnamese
- 伪善的谈话Chinese (Simp.)
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