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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cant /ˈkænt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 cant /ˈkænt/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cant, n.  A call for bidders at a public sale; an auction. “To sell their leases by cant.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cant, v. t. to sell by auction, or bid a price at a sale by auction. [Archaic]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cant n.
 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.
 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.
 6. Mech. A segment of he rim of a wooden cogwheel.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cant, n.
 1. An affected, singsong mode of speaking.
 2. The idioms and peculiarities of speech in any sect, class, or occupation.
    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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cant a. Of the nature of cant; affected; vulgar.
    To introduce and multiply cant words in the most ruinous corruption in any language.   --Swift.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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 meseræum 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless
           repetition [syn: buzzword]
      2: 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 [syn: bank, camber]
      3: a characteristic language of a particular group (as among
         thieves); "they don't speak our lingo" [syn: jargon, slang,
          lingo, argot, patois, vernacular]
      4: insincere talk about religion or morals [syn: pious
      5: two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
         [syn: bevel, chamfer]
      v : heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"
          [syn: cant over, tilt, slant, pitch]