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.
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 calledflitch. 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.
Pronunciation: (känt),[key] —adj.Scot. and North Eng. hearty; merry.
Pronunciation: (kant, känt),[key] contraction of cannot.