Results for cant

Definitions of cant:

part of speech: verb transitive

To give a tilt or slant to.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To talk in an affectedly solemn or hypocritical way.

part of speech: noun

( orig.) An edge or corner: an inclination from the level: a toss or jerk.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To speak in a whining voice, or with an assumed or hypocritical tone; make whining pretensions to goodness; to lean.

part of speech: verb

To speak in a whining tone of voice.

part of speech: noun

The words and phrases used by a certain profession, party, sect, etc.; the use of certain phrases and forms of speech without sincerity, especially the insincere use of sacred words; a slope; an inclination.

part of speech: verb

To pitch forward; to place upon the edge, as a cask; to jerk; to throw; among carpen., to cut off an angle from a square piece of timber.

part of speech: verb transitive

To turn on the edge or corner: to tilt or toss suddenly.

part of speech: noun

An inclination from a horizontal line; a thrust; a push.

part of speech: noun

A hypocritical or affected style of speech: the language peculiar to a sect: odd or peculiar talk of any kind.

alphabet filter

Word of the day

indivisible

Not separable into parts; not to be divided without a remainder; as, 10 is indivisible by 4. ...

Popular definitions