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English noun: cant

1. cant (communication) stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition


Broader (hypernym)bunk, hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality

2. cant (object) 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

Synonymsbank, camber

Broader (hypernym)incline, side, slope

3. cant (communication) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

SamplesThey don't speak our lingo.

Synonymsargot, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular

Broader (hypernym)non-standard speech

Narrower (hyponym)rhyming slang, street name

Domain usage members'hood, airhead, applesauce, arse, arsehole, ass, asshole, babe, baby, bad egg, baloney, bay window, besotted, big bucks, big money, bilgewater, bitch, bite, blind drunk, blotto, blowjob, Boche, boffin, boloney, bolshy, bosh, bun-fight, bundle, bunfight, bunghole, bunk off, burnup, butch, butch, buy it, caff, can-do, cert, Chinaman, chink, chuck, clean, cock sucking, cockeyed, codswallop, corker, corporation, crocked, dago, deck, dekko, dibs, dike, ditch, dreck, drool, drop-dead, dyke, feel, folderol, freaky, fuck, fucking, fuddled, gat, ginzo, give, good egg, gook, greaseball, grotty, Guinea, guvnor, hand job, heebie-jeebies, heist, honkey, honkie, honky, hood, hooey, hoof, humbug, Hun, hymie, Injun, jacking off, Jap, jerking off, Jerry, jitters, juice, juice, key, kike, Kraut, Krauthead, legs, loaded, mean, megabucks, Mickey Finn, nick, niff, Nip, nookie, nooky, nosh-up, old man, out-and-outer, paleface, pie-eyed, piece of ass, piece of tail, pile, pint-size, pint-sized, pip out, pissed, pixilated, plastered, play hooky, plum, plumb, pong, poor white trash, poppycock, pot, potbelly, power trip, red man, Redskin, rip-off, rod, roll in the hay, rubbish, runty, sawed-off, sawn-off, schlock, schlockmeister, screaming meemies, screw, screwing, shag, shakedown, shakedown, sheeny, shlock, shlockmeister, shtup, sister, skin flick, skinful, slam-bang, slant-eye, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, some, soup-strainer, soused, sozzled, spic, spick, spik, square, square-bashing, squeeze, squiffy, stiff, straight, stroppy, stuff, stuff and nonsense, suit, swiz, taradiddle, tarradiddle, the shits, the trots, tight, tommyrot, toothbrush, tosh, trash, tripe, tripper, trumpery, tummy, twaddle, uncool, wank, wet, white trash, whitey, wish-wash, wog, wop, yid

4. cant (communication) insincere talk about religion or morals

Synonymspious platitude

Broader (hypernym)talk, talking

5. cant (artifact) two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees

Synonymsbevel, chamfer

Broader (hypernym)edge

Narrower (hyponym)splay

English verb: cant

1. cant (motion) heel over

SamplesThe tower is tilting.
The ceiling is slanting.

Synonymscant over, pitch, slant, tilt

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)move

Narrower (hyponym)cock

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