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Definition of Cant

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Cant Cant, v. i. 1. To speak in a whining voice, or an affected, singsong tone. 2. To make whining pretensions to goodness; to talk with an affectation of religion, philanthropy, etc.; to practice hypocrisy; as, a canting fanatic. The rankest rogue that ever canted. --Beau. & Fl. 3. To use pretentious language, barbarous jargon, or technical terms; to talk with an affectation of learning. 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 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. 2. To give a sudden turn or new direction to; as, to cant round a stick of timber; to cant a football. 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. [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. 2. The idioms and peculiarities of speech in any sect, class, or occupation. --Goldsmith. The cant of any profession. --Dryden. 3. The use of religious phraseology without understanding or sincerity; empty, solemn speech, implying what is not felt; hypocrisy. They shall hear no cant from me. --F. W. Robertson 4. Vulgar jargon; slang; the secret language spoker by gipsies, thieves, tramps, or beggars.
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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.] The first and principal person in the temple was Irene, or Peace; she was placed aloft in a cant. --B. Jonson. 2. An outer or external angle. 3. An inclination from a horizontal or vertical line; a slope or bevel; a titl. --Totten. 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. 5. (Coopering) A segment forming a side piece in the head of a cask. --Knight. 6. (Mech.) A segment of he rim of a wooden cogwheel. --Knight. 7. (Naut.) A piece of wood laid upon the deck of a vessel to support the bulkheads. Cant frames, Cant timbers (Naut.), timber at the two ends of a ship, rising obliquely from the keel.
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Cant Cant, a. Of the nature of cant; affected; vulgar. To introduce and multiply cant words in the most ruinous corruption in any language. --Swift.
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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.

Meaning of Cant from wikipedia

- Cant, CANT, canting, or canted may refer to: in languages: Cant (language), a secret language Scottish Cant, a language of the Scottish Lowland Travellers...
- CANT may refer to: CANT, a solo project from Grizzly Bear b**** guitarist and producer, Chris Taylor. Cantieri Aeronautici e Navali Triestini, an aviation...
- Brian Cant (12 July 1933 – 19 June 2017) was an English actor of stage, television and film, television presenter, voice artist and writer. He was best...
- A cant is the jargon or language of a group, often emplo**** to exclude or mislead people outside the group. It may also be called a cryptolect, argot,...
- The term "cant deficiency" is defined in the context of travel of a rail vehicle at constant speed on a constant radius curve. Cant itself is a British...
- Cant is a surname. Notable people with the surname include: Andrew Cant (educator) (died 1728), Prin****l of the University of Edinburgh from 1675 to...
- Thieves' cant (also known as thieves' argot, rogues' cant, or peddler's French) was a cant, cryptolect, or argot which was formerly used by thieves, beggars...
- A cant hook or cant dog is a traditional logging tool consisting of a wooden lever handle with a movable metal hook called a dog at one end, used for...
- Richard Cant is a British actor, best known for his roles in the ITV1 television series Midsomer Murders. He was born in Dartford in 1964. He is the son...
- Cantal (French pronunciation: ​[kɑ̃tal]; Occitan: Cantal or Cantau) is a department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, with its prefecture in...
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