(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (Britain, dialect) lively, lusty.


1. stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition

Similar word(s): buzzword

Definition categories: communication, bunk, hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality

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

Similar word(s): bank, camber

Definition categories: object, incline, side, slope

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

Similar word(s): argot, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular

Definition categories: communication

4. insincere talk about religion or morals

Definition categories: communication, talk, talking

5. two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees

Similar word(s): bevel, chamfer

Definition categories: man–made, edge

Sentences with cant as a noun:

- He had the look of a prince, but the cant of a fishmonger.

- People claim to care about the poor of Africa, but it is largely cant.

- to give a ball a cant


1. heel over

Similar word(s): pitch, slant, tilt

Definition categories: motion, move

Sentences with cant as a verb:

- to cant a cask; to cant a ship

- to cant round a stick of timber; to cant a football