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cant



Pronunciation: (kant), [key]
n.
1. insincere, esp. conventional expressions of enthusiasm for high ideals, goodness, or piety.
2. the private language of the underworld.
3. the phraseology peculiar to a particular class, party, profession, etc.: the cant of the fashion industry.
4. whining or singsong speech, esp. of beggars.

v.i.
1. to talk hypocritically.
2. to speak in the whining or singsong tone of a beggar; beg.

cant



Pronunciation: (kant), [key]
n.
1. a salient angle.
2. a sudden movement that tilts or overturns a thing.
3. a slanting or tilted position.
4. an oblique line or surface, as one formed by cutting off the corner of a square of cube.
5. an oblique or slanting face of anything.
6. Civ. Engin.bank1 (def. 6).
7. a sudden pitch or toss.
8. Also called flitch. a partly trimmed log.

adj.
oblique or slanting.

v.t.
1. to bevel; form an oblique surface upon.
2. to put in an oblique position; tilt; tip.
3. to throw with a sudden jerk.

v.i.
to take or have an inclined position; tilt; turn.

cant



Pronunciation: (känt), [key]
adj. Scot. and North Eng.
hearty; merry.

can't



Pronunciation: (kant, känt), [key]
contraction of cannot.

Cant.




1. Canterbury.
2. Cantonese.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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