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Definition 1: two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cant in the sense of this definition

(cant is a kind of ...) a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object

"he rounded the edges of the box"

(... is a kind of cant ) an outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger

Definition 2: a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where cant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they don't speak our lingo

Synonyms for cant in the sense of this definition

(cant is a kind of ...) speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community

(... is a kind of cant ) slang for something (especially for an illegal drug)

"`smack' is a street name for heroin"

(... is a kind of cant ) slang that replaces words with rhyming words or expressions and then typically omits the rhyming component

"Cockney rhyming slang"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (slang) someone who has taken a psychedelic drug and is undergoing hallucinations

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (offensive British slang) term used by the British to refer to people of color from Africa or Asia

(cant is the usage domain for ...) electric current

"when the wiring was finished they turned on the juice"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit)

"she made a bundle selling real estate" "they sank megabucks into their new house"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) a kilogram of a narcotic drug

"they were carrying two keys of heroin"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) a quantity of alcoholic drink sufficient to make you drunk

"someone had to drive me home last night because I had a skinful"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) energetic vitality

"her creative juices were flowing"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a businessman dressed in a business suit

"all the suits care about is the bottom line"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend

"she was his main squeeze"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) a flighty scatterbrained simpleton

"she's a total airhead" "every airhead on a big salary rushed out to buy one"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (old-fashioned slang) a bad person

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (British slang) a scientist or technician engaged in military research

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (old-fashioned slang) a good person

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (British slang) boss

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (slang) boss

(cant is the usage domain for ...) someone who is excellent at something

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a merchant who deals in shoddy or inferior merchandise

(cant is the usage domain for ...) offensive term for a person of German descent

(cant is the usage domain for ...) obscene terms for diarrhea

(cant is the usage domain for ...) extreme nervousness

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (spoken slang) unfashionable and boring

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (of male or female homosexuals) characterized by stereotypically male traits or appearance

(cant is the usage domain for ...) very unpleasant or offensive

"a grotty little play"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) remarkable

"that was some party" "she is some skier"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) excellent

"famous for a mean backhand"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) obstreperous

(cant is the usage domain for ...) well below average height

(cant is the usage domain for ...) violent and sudden and noisy

"a slam-bang collision"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) completely; used as intensifiers

"clean forgot the appointment" "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) strange and somewhat frightening

"the whole experience was really freaky"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) marked by a willingness to tackle a job and get it done

"a can-do kind of person" "the city's indomitable optimism and can-do spirit"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) an unpleasant difficulty

"this problem is a real bitch"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) occur

"what gives?"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) be killed or die

(cant is the usage domain for ...) pass one's hands over the sexual organs of

"He felt the girl in the movie theater"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) dance in a professional capacity

(cant is the usage domain for ...) throw away

"Chuck these old notes"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) play truant from work or school

"The boy often plays hooky"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) rigidly conventional or old-fashioned

(cant is the usage domain for ...) very drunk

(cant is the usage domain for ...) extremely

"she was drop-dead gorgeous"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) a portion removed from the whole

"the government's weekly bite from my paycheck"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) street name for a packet of illegal drugs

(cant is the usage domain for ...) a gangster's pistol

(cant is the usage domain for ...) slang term for knockout drops

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (British slang) a prison

"he's in the nick"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) merchandise that is shoddy or inferior

(cant is the usage domain for ...) an absolute certainty

"it's a dead cert"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) staying power

"that old Broadway play really has legs"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) slang for a mustache

(cant is the usage domain for ...) informal British term for a cafe

(cant is the usage domain for ...) a very thorough search of a person or a place

"a shakedown by the police uncovered the drugs"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) drill on a barracks square

(cant is the usage domain for ...) British slang for a swindle

(cant is the usage domain for ...) the act of stealing

(cant is the usage domain for ...) extortion of money (as by blackmail)

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a self-aggrandizing action undertaken simply for the pleasure of exercising control over other people

(cant is the usage domain for ...) slang for sexual intercourse

(cant is the usage domain for ...) slang for fellatio

(cant is the usage domain for ...) slang for masturbation

(cant is the usage domain for ...) British slang for a look

(cant is the usage domain for ...) vulgar slang for anus

(cant is the usage domain for ...) slang for a paunch

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a neighborhood

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (slang) offensive names for a White man

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (slang) offensive term for Native Americans

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (slang) a neighborhood

(cant is the usage domain for ...) a large satisfying meal

(cant is the usage domain for ...) a high-speed motorcycle race on a public road

(cant is the usage domain for ...) an unpleasant smell

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (dated slang) a remarkable or excellent thing or person

"that story was a corker"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) senseless talk

"don't give me that stuff"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) pretentious or silly talk or writing

(cant is the usage domain for ...) nonsensical talk or writing

(cant is the usage domain for ...) a pornographic movie

(cant is the usage domain for ...) a claim of rights

"I have dibs on that last slice of pizza"

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (Briticism) a grand formal party on an important occasion

(cant is the usage domain for ...) (ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent

Definition 3: stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for cant in the sense of this definition

(cant is a kind of ...) a message that seems to convey no meaning

Definition 4: insincere talk about religion or morals - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for cant in the sense of this definition

(cant is a kind of ...) an exchange of ideas via conversation

"let's have more work and less talk around here"

Definition 5: 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 - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for cant in the sense of this definition

(cant is a kind of ...) an elevated geological formation

"he climbed the steep slope" "the house was built on the side of a mountain"

Definition 6: heel over - [verb of motion]

Samples where cant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The tower is tilting
  • The ceiling is slanting

Synonyms for cant in the sense of this definition

(cant is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of cant ) tilt or slant to one side

"cock one's head"

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