Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cant

5 senses of cant

Sense 1
buzzword, cant -- (stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition)
       => nonsense, bunk, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, hokum -- (a message that seems to convey no meaning)

Sense 2
bank, cant, camber -- (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)
       => slope, incline, side -- (an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain")

Sense 3
slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacular -- (a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo")
       => non-standard speech -- (speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community)

Sense 4
cant, pious platitude -- (insincere talk about religion or morals)
       => talk, talking -- (an exchange of ideas via conversation; "let's have more work and less talk around here")

Sense 5
bevel, cant, chamfer -- (two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees)
       => edge -- (a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; "he rounded the edges of the box")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cant

1 sense of cant

Sense 1
cant, cant over, tilt, slant, pitch -- (heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

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