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Meaning of "cant" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CANT

Probably via Norman French canter to sing, from Latin cantāre; used disparagingly, from the 12th century, of chanting in religious services.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CANT

cant  [kænt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CANT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cant is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb cant in English.

WHAT DOES CANT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Cant

Cant, CANT, canting, or canted may refer to: in languages: ▪ Cant, a secret language ▪ Scottish Cant, a language of the Scottish Lowland Travellers ▪ Beurla Reagaird, a language of the Scottish Highland Travellers ▪ Shelta, a language of the Irish Travellers ▪ Thieves' cant, a language of criminals ▪ Canting arms, heraldic puns on the bearer's name in other uses: ▪ Cant, a family name and persons with it ▪ Cant, an angle of a road or track ▪ Cant, part of a facade ▪ Chris Taylor, a performer ▪ Song of Songs, a section of the Old Testament ▪ Cantieri Aeronautici e Navali Triestini, an aircraft manufacturer ▪ A tool used in making batik ▪ A log partially processed in a sawmill ▪ Cant, to adjust certain angles in ski boots...

Definition of cant in the English dictionary

The first definition of cant in the dictionary is insincere talk, esp concerning religion or morals; pious platitudes. Other definition of cant is stock phrases that have become meaningless through repetition. Cant is also specialized vocabulary of a particular group, such as thieves, journalists, or lawyers; jargon.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CANT

PRESENT

Present
I cant
you cant
he/she/it cants
we cant
you cant
they cant
Present continuous
I am canting
you are canting
he/she/it is canting
we are canting
you are canting
they are canting
Present perfect
I have canted
you have canted
he/she/it has canted
we have canted
you have canted
they have canted
Present perfect continuous
I have been canting
you have been canting
he/she/it has been canting
we have been canting
you have been canting
they have been canting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I canted
you canted
he/she/it canted
we canted
you canted
they canted
Past continuous
I was canting
you were canting
he/she/it was canting
we were canting
you were canting
they were canting
Past perfect
I had canted
you had canted
he/she/it had canted
we had canted
you had canted
they had canted
Past perfect continuous
I had been canting
you had been canting
he/she/it had been canting
we had been canting
you had been canting
they had been canting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will cant
you will cant
he/she/it will cant
we will cant
you will cant
they will cant
Future continuous
I will be canting
you will be canting
he/she/it will be canting
we will be canting
you will be canting
they will be canting
Future perfect
I will have canted
you will have canted
he/she/it will have canted
we will have canted
you will have canted
they will have canted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been canting
you will have been canting
he/she/it will have been canting
we will have been canting
you will have been canting
they will have been canting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would cant
you would cant
he/she/it would cant
we would cant
you would cant
they would cant
Conditional continuous
I would be canting
you would be canting
he/she/it would be canting
we would be canting
you would be canting
they would be canting
Conditional perfect
I would have cant
you would have cant
he/she/it would have cant
we would have cant
you would have cant
they would have cant
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been canting
you would have been canting
he/she/it would have been canting
we would have been canting
you would have been canting
they would have been canting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you cant
we let´s cant
you cant
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to cant
Past participle
canted
Present Participle
canting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CANT


ant
ænt
bant
bænt
Brabant
brəˈbænt
Brandt
brænt
brant
brænt
commandant
ˈkɒmənˌdænt
confidant
ˌkɒnfɪˈdænt
confidante
ˌkɒnfɪˈdænt
enceinte
ɒnˈsænt
extant
ɛkˈstænt
Kant
kænt
lant
lænt
levant
lɪˈvænt
pant
pænt
pissant
ˈpɪsænt
rant
rænt
Rembrandt
ˈrɛmbrænt
sant
sænt
scant
skænt
Thant
θænt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CANT

canstick
cant dog
cant hook
Cant.
Cantab.
cantabank
cantabile
Cantabria
Cantabrian
Cantabrian Mountains
Cantabrians
Cantabrigia
Cantabrigian
Cantal
cantala
cantaloup
cantaloupe
cantankerous
cantankerously
cantankerousness

WORDS THAT END LIKE CANT

assistant
brilliant
constant
consultant
elegant
enfant
giant
grant
important
infant
instant
irrelevant
meant
on the instant
pendant
plant
relevant
restaurant
significant
want

Synonyms and antonyms of cant in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CANT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cant» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cant

Translation of «cant» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CANT

Find out the translation of cant to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cant from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cant» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

no puede
570 millions of speakers

English

cant
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खिचड़ी भाषा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غير قادر على
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

косяк
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

hipocrisia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নাকিসুরে কথা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pente
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cant
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kippen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

傾ける
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

캔트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cant
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không thể
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சரிவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सांकेतिक भाषेत बोलणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

can
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gergo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cant
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

косяк
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cant
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υπερύψωσης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

cant
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

cant
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

cant
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cant

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CANT»

The term «cant» is very widely used and occupies the 4.895 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CANT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cant

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9 QUOTES WITH «CANT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cant.
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The Notorious B.I.G.
Please, all you MCs out there, all you fans out there, don't think Big gonna make a record dissing 2Pac or the West Coast because it's not going down like that. I cant even see me wasting my time or my talent to disrespect another black man.
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Robert Burns
Let them cant about decorum, Who have characters to lose!
3
Kool Moe Dee
I can appreciate that on one side, but we have to remember that the system is designed corruptly, and works against us, so you cant convict those who can benefit from the system, because its not neccesarily their fault.
4
Paul Di Filippo
Roald Dahl pioneered a new kind of literature for youngsters, one that dispensed with cant and solemnity, favoring anarchy and joy over duty and humbuggery while acknowledging that oftentimes no good deed goes unpunished. But ultimately, it was his sheer joie de vivre that carried the day.
5
Samuel Johnson
My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.
6
Don King
My career is one of people involvement. I'm a promoter of the people, by the people, for the people. My magic lies, my people ties, this is what I want to do. I'm in it to win, I cant give in, I can't give up and I cant quit. Victory is mine. Working together works.
7
Godfrey Reggio
In terms of the feeling of the piece, I cant think about what people are gonna think about it, what are the critics gonna say, I'm trying to bring some resolution, and realize that myself. It's a struggle; it's a process that gets us this.
8
George Saunders
When something really bad is going on in a culture, the average guy doesn't see it. He can't. He's average and is surrounded by and immersed in the cant and discourse of the status quo.
9
Dave Sim
If you haven't signed anything, you cant be ripped off.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CANT»

Discover the use of cant in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cant and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Can't Cook Book: Recipes for the Absolutely Terrified!
Filled with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, along with amusing anecdotes, this must-have collection of more than 100 simple recipes, including Caesar salad, rice pilaf, lemon salmon and roast chicken, helps those who cannot cook ...
Jessica Seinfeld, 2013
2
Cant: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Proceeds from this book are used to expand the content and coverage of Websters Online Dictionary (www.websters-online-dictionary.org).
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Personal Selling
Outlining 10 steps in the personal selling process—from prospecting for new business to closing a deal—this guide explains the art of the sale.
M. C. Cant, C. H. van Heerden, 2005
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Introduction to Retailing
This book identifies the key elements and components in starting a retail business.
D Nel, M C Cant, Cant, C Gerber-Nel, C Stanford, 2005
5
No, They Can't: Why Government Fails-But Individuals Succeed
The government is not a neutral arbiter of truth. It never has been. It never will be. Doubt everything. John Stossel does. A self-described skeptic, he has dismantled society’s sacred cows with unerring common sense.
John Stossel, 2012
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If Satan Cant Steal Your Joy
Now with a fresh new design, this book brings to light what the Bible declares -- that there is unspeakable joy for the believer. World-renowned author and teacher, Jerry Savelle shares the secrets to obtaining and maintaining joy.
Jerry Savelle, 2002
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A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon and Cant -
We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Various, 2008
8
Why cant U teach me 2 read?: Three Students and a Mayor Put ...
Fertig tells the inspiring, heartbreaking stories of these three young people as they struggle to learn to read before it is too late.
Beth Fertig, 2009
9
Marketing Management
Focusing on the environment, market research, buyer behavior, cyber marketing, and positioning, this newly revised edition based primarily on South African companies provides a comprehensive overview of marketing theory.
M. C. Cant, J. W. Strydom, C. J. Jooste, 2009
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A New Medical Pluralism: Complementary Medicine, Doctors, ...
Complementary Medicine, Doctors, Patients And The State Sarah Cant, Ursula Sharma. British Medical Association 1987. The BMA guide to living with risk. London: Penguin. British Medical Association 1993. Complementary medicine.
Sarah Cant, Ursula Sharma, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CANT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cant is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Cant Buy Me Love' actress Amanda Peterson passes away at the …
The actress - who is best known for her role as Cindy Mancini in the 1987 comedy film 'Can't Buy Me Love' opposite Patrick Dempsey - passed ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
2
UFC 189: Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor; Aldo Cant Fight Due …
UFC 189 World Championship Fan Event - Dublin (Credit: Getty Images/ Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC) DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 31: ... «Venture Capital Post, Jul 15»
3
Mimi Faust ('Love & Hip Hop Atlanta') regrets sex tape but cant' deny …
When the cameras are not trained on her, she tries to “live my life as normal as practically possible,” she told me in an interview Thursday. «Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jul 15»
4
You Cant Stop A Trump: Trump Chronicles Continue
Trumps comments recently about Mexican immigrants “When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're sending people ... «The Source, Jun 15»
5
Mortician cant believe man swiped funeral home van with body inside
Funeral Director Willie Watkins is still stunned by the carjacking that left one of the vehicles in his fleet wrecked and 34 year old Henry Lyles ... «MyFox Atlanta, Jun 15»
6
Milwaukee Brewers cant solve Max Scherzer and Nationals
To say Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer was good on Sunday is an understatement. It took the Milwaukee Brewers six innings to ... «Milwaukee Sun Times, Jun 15»
7
Dogs cant get jealous too: Pup photobombs baby's moment
Dogs cant get jealous too: Pup photobombs baby's precious moment as owner tries to take a snap for the album. Uruguay beat Jamaica 1-0 in ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
8
In the News: Sanne Cant injured in collision with tractor
GVA.Kempen reports that Sanne Cant, the 2015 cyclocross World Cup champion, has been hospitalized after a collision with a tractor in ... «velonews.competitor.com, Jun 15»
9
Why Deepika Padukone Cant Stop Talking About Ex-Beau Ranbir …
Piku actress Deepika Padukone who is dazzling on the cover page of 'Savvy' magazine once again speaks out about her ex-flame Ranbir ... «Business of Cinema, Jun 15»
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9 things we cant wait to do at Splendour
Splendour In The Grass takes three days out of your life and a lot of money out of your wallet, so it makes sense to get more out of the ... «FasterLouder, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Cant [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cant-1>. Aug 2019 ».
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