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cant    : [k'ænt]
Cant \Cant\, a.
Of the nature of cant; affected; vulgar.
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To introduce and multiply cant words in the most
ruinous corruption in any language. --Swift.
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Cant \Cant\, v. i.
1. To speak in a whining voice, or an affected, singsong
tone.
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2. To make whining pretensions to goodness; to talk with an
affectation of religion, philanthropy, etc.; to practice
hypocrisy; as, a canting fanatic.
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The rankest rogue that ever canted. --Beau. & Fl.
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3. To use pretentious language, barbarous jargon, or
technical terms; to talk with an affectation of learning.
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The doctor here,
When he discourseth of dissection,
Of vena cava and of vena porta,
The meser[ae]um and the mesentericum,
What does he else but cant. --B. Jonson
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That uncouth affected garb of speech, or canting
language, if I may so call it. --Bp.
Sanderson.
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Cant \Cant\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Canted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Canting}.]
1. To incline; to set at an angle; to tilt over; to tip upon
the edge; as, to cant a cask; to cant a ship.
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2. To give a sudden turn or new direction to; as, to cant
round a stick of timber; to cant a football.
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3. To cut off an angle from, as from a square piece of
timber, or from the head of a bolt.
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Cant \Cant\, n. [OF., edge, angle, prof. from L. canthus the
iron ring round a carriage wheel, a wheel, Gr. ? the corner
of the eye, the felly of a wheel; cf. W. cant the stake or
tire of a wheel. Cf. {Canthus}, {Canton}, {Cantle}.]
1. A corner; angle; niche. [Obs.]
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The first and principal person in the temple was
Irene, or Peace; she was placed aloft in a cant.
--B. Jonson.
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2. An outer or external angle.
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3. An inclination from a horizontal or vertical line; a slope
or bevel; a titl. --Totten.
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4. 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.
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5. (Coopering) A segment forming a side piece in the head of
a cask. --Knight.
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6. (Mech.) A segment of he rim of a wooden cogwheel.
--Knight.
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7. (Naut.) A piece of wood laid upon the deck of a vessel to
support the bulkheads.
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{Cant frames}, {Cant timbers} (Naut.), timber at the two ends
of a ship, rising obliquely from the keel.
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Cant \Cant\, n. [Prob. from OF. cant, F. chant, singing, in
allusion to the singing or whining tine of voice used by
beggars, fr. L. cantus. See {Chant}.]
1. An affected, singsong mode of speaking.
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2. The idioms and peculiarities of speech in any sect, class,
or occupation. --Goldsmith.
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The cant of any profession. --Dryden.
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3. The use of religious phraseology without understanding or
sincerity; empty, solemn speech, implying what is not
felt; hypocrisy.
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They shall hear no cant from me. --F. W.
Robertson
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4. Vulgar jargon; slang; the secret language spoker by
gipsies, thieves, tramps, or beggars.
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Cant \Cant\, n. [Prob. from OF. cant, equiv. to L. quantum; cf.
F. encan, fr. L. in quantum, i.e. "for how much?"]
A call for bidders at a public sale; an auction. "To sell
their leases by cant." --Swift.
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Cant \Cant\, v. t.
to sell by auction, or bid a price at a sale by auction.
[Archaic] --Swift.
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Can't \Can't\
A colloquial contraction for can not.
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cant
n 1: stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless
repetition [synonym: {buzzword}, {cant}]
2: 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 [synonym: {bank}, {cant}, {camber}]
3: a characteristic language of a particular group (as among
thieves); "they don't speak our lingo" [synonym: {slang}, {cant},
{jargon}, {lingo}, {argot}, {patois}, {vernacular}]
4: insincere talk about religion or morals [synonym: {cant}, {pious
platitude}]
5: two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
[synonym: {bevel}, {cant}, {chamfer}]
v 1: heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is
slanting" [synonym: {cant}, {cant over}, {tilt}, {slant},
{pitch}]

216 Moby Thesaurus words for "cant":
Aesopian language, Babel, Greek, L, Pecksniffery, Tartuffery,
Tartuffism, about ship, affectation, affectedness, alert, angle,
angularity, animate, animated, apex, argot, ascend, babble,
back and fill, bank, be hypocritical, bear away, bear off,
bear to starboard, beat, beat about, bend, bifurcation, bight,
blandish, box off, break, bring about, bring round, cant round,
careen, cast, cast about, change course, change the heading,
chevron, cipher, climb, code, coin, colloquialize, come about,
corner, crank, crook, crotchet, cryptogram, decline, deflection,
descend, dialect, diction, dictionary, dip, dogleg, double Dutch,
double a point, drop, elbow, ell, empty gesture, fall, fall away,
fall off, false piety, falseness, fetch about, fork, furcation,
garble, gay, gibberish, gift of tongues, give lip service,
give mouth honor, glossolalia, go about, go downhill, go uphill,
gobbledygook, goody-goodiness, grade, gybe, heave round, heel,
hook, humbug, hypocrisy, hypocriticalness, idiom, inclination,
incline, inflection, insincerity, jargon, jargonize, jibe,
jibe all standing, jumble, keel, keen, knee, language, lay down,
lean, leaning, leaning tower, lexicon, lie along, lingo,
lip service, list, mealymouthedness, miss stays, mouth, mouthing,
mumbo jumbo, mummery, noise, nook, oiliness, ostentatious devotion,
palaver, patois, patter, pecksniffery, pharisaicalness, pharisaism,
phraseology, pidgin, pietism, pietisticalness, piety, piousness,
pitch, play the hypocrite, ply, point, pretension, put about,
put back, quoin, rake, recline, reek of piety, religionism,
religiosity, render lip service, retreat, rise, round a point,
sanctimoniousness, sanctimony, scatology, scramble,
secret language, self-righteousness, sham, sheer, shelve, shift,
shop, sidle, slang, slant, slew, slope, snivel, snuffle, snuffling,
soft soap, soft-soap, speak, speech, spirited, sprightly, swag,
sway, sweet talk, sweet-talk, swerve, swing round, swing the stern,
taboo language, tack, talk, throw about, tilt, tip, tokenism,
tower of Pisa, turn, turn back, unction, unctuousness, uprise,
use language, veer, vernacular, vertex, vivacious, vocabulary,
vulgar language, wear, wear ship, wind, yaw, zag, zig, zigzag




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  • CANT | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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    ‘Many words in English have obscure origins, particularly those which may be said to have risen in the world from lowly origins in argot, cant or slang ’ ‘Wellington is changing by the hour: corporations now rule, the cant of the marketplace is all we can find ’
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