Definition of Cant

1. Noun. Stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition.

Exact synonyms: Buzzword
Generic synonyms: Bunk, Hokum, Meaninglessness, Nonsense, Nonsensicality

2. Verb. Heel over. "The ceiling is slanting"
Exact synonyms: Cant Over, Pitch, Slant, Tilt
Generic synonyms: Move
Specialized synonyms: Cock
Derivative terms: Pitch, Slant, Tilt, Tilter

3. 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.
Exact synonyms: Bank, Camber
Generic synonyms: Incline, Side, Slope
Derivative terms: Camber

4. Noun. A characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves). "They don't speak our lingo"
Exact synonyms: Argot, Jargon, Lingo, Patois, Slang, Vernacular
Examples of language type: Bite, Swiz, Heist, Rip-off, Shakedown, Power Trip, Ass, Fuck, Fucking, Nookie, Nooky, Piece Of Ass, Piece Of Tail, Roll In The Hay, Screw, Screwing, Shag, Shtup, Blowjob, Cock Sucking, Hand Job, Jacking Off, Jerking Off, Wank, Dekko, Square-bashing, Shakedown, Caff, Deck, Gat, Rod, Mickey Finn, Nick, Dreck, Schlock, Shlock, Cert, Legs, Soup-strainer, Toothbrush, Arse, Arsehole, Asshole, Bunghole, Bay Window, Corporation, Pot, Potbelly, Tummy, Niff, Pong, Corker, Hooey, Poppycock, Stuff, Stuff And Nonsense, Baloney, Bilgewater, Boloney, Bosh, Drool, Humbug, Taradiddle, Tarradiddle, Tommyrot, Tosh, Twaddle, Applesauce, Codswallop, Folderol, Rubbish, Trash, Tripe, Trumpery, Wish-wash, Skin Flick, Dibs, Bun-fight, Bunfight, Burnup, Nosh-up, Hood, 'hood, Paleface, Poor White Trash, White Trash, Honkey, Honkie, Honky, Whitey, Gook, Slant-eye, Injun, Red Man, Redskin, Hymie, Kike, Sheeny, Yid, Chinaman, Chink, Dago, Ginzo, Greaseball, Guinea, Wop, Jap, Nip, Spic, Spick, Spik, Boche, Hun, Jerry, Kraut, Krauthead, Airhead, Babe, Baby, Sister, Bad Egg, Boffin, Butch, Dike, Dyke, Good Egg, Guvnor, Old Man, Out-and-outer, Schlockmeister, Shlockmeister, Squeeze, Suit, Tripper, Wog, Juice, Big Bucks, Big Money, Bundle, Megabucks, Pile, Key, Skinful, Juice, The Shits, The Trots, Heebie-jeebies, Jitters, Screaming Meemies, Bitch, Give, Buy It, Pip Out, Feel, Hoof, Chuck, Ditch, Bunk Off, Play Hooky, Square, Straight, Besotted, Blind Drunk, Blotto, Cockeyed, Crocked, Fuddled, Loaded, Pie-eyed, Pissed, Pixilated, Plastered, Slopped, Sloshed, Smashed, Soaked, Soused, Sozzled, Squiffy, Stiff, Tight, Wet, Can-do, Freaky, Uncool, Butch, Grotty, Some, Mean, Bolshy, Stroppy, Pint-size, Pint-sized, Runty, Sawed-off, Sawn-off, Slam-bang, Clean, Plum, Plumb, Drop-dead, Baddie, Bennie, Cat, Stiff
Specialized synonyms: Street Name, Rhyming Slang
Generic synonyms: Non-standard Speech
Derivative terms: Slang, Slangy

5. Noun. Insincere talk about religion or morals.
Exact synonyms: Pious Platitude
Generic synonyms: Talk, Talking

6. Noun. Two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees.
Exact synonyms: Bevel, Chamfer
Generic synonyms: Edge
Specialized synonyms: Splay
Derivative terms: Bevel, Chamfer, Chamfer

Definition of Cant

1. n. A corner; angle; niche.

2. 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.

3. n. An affected, singsong mode of speaking.

4. a. Of the nature of cant; affected; vulgar.

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

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

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

Definition of Cant

1. Noun. An argot, the jargon of a particular class or subgroup. ¹

2. Noun. A private or secret language used by a religious sect, gang, or other group. ¹

3. Noun. Shelta. ¹

4. Noun. (pejorative) Empty, hypocritical talk. ¹

5. Noun. Whining speech, such as that used by beggars. ¹

6. Noun. (heraldry) A blazon of a coat of arms that makes a pun upon the name of the bearer, canting arms. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To speak with the jargon of a class or subgroup. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To speak in set phrases. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To preach in a singsong fashion, especially in a false or empty manner. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive heraldry) Of a blazon, to make a pun that references the bearer of a coat of arms. ¹

11. Noun. (obsolete) corner, niche ¹

12. Noun. slope, the angle at which something is set. ¹

13. Noun. A movement or throw that overturns something. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To set (something) at an angle. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive) To bevel an edge or corner. ¹

16. Verb. (transitive) To overturn so that the contents are emptied. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive) To divide or parcel out. ¹

18. Adjective. (British dialect) lively, lusty. ¹

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Definition of Cant

1. to tilt or slant [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cant

cant (current term)
cant dog
cant hook
cant hooks
cant over
cant strip
cantaloupe vine

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