cant
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
cant(
kahnt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (slope)
a. la inclinación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The engineer must calculate the land's cant.El ingeniero tiene que calcular la inclinación del terreno.
b. el sesgo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The cant of the Leaning Tower of Pisa has varied over the years.El sesgo de la Torre Inclinada de Pisa ha variado con los años.
2. (insincere talk)
a. la hipocresía
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
His words are pure cant.Sus palabras son pura hipocresía.
3. (jargon)
a. la jerga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I can't understand any of the lawyers' cant.No entiendo nada de la jerga de los abogados.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to tilt)
a. inclinar
Cant your head a little toward one of your shoulders.Inclina un poco tu cabeza hacia uno de tus hombros.
b. sesgar
The photographer frequently cants the frame for effect.El fotógrafo frecuentemente sesga la fotografía para darle efecto.
c. escorar (ship)
It's not easy to cant a ship this big.No es fácil escorar un buque tan grande como este.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to tilt)
a. inclinarse
The axis canted to the left.El eje se inclinó hacia la izquierda.
b. escorar (ship)
The strong crosswinds were causing the ship to cant.Los fuertes vientos cruzados estaban haciendo que el barco escorara.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
cant
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la hipocresías fpl, falsedades
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
cant [kænt]
noun
1 (hypocrisy) hipocresía(s) (f)
plural
; (p)
Even by Washington's standards, the cant ran high on some level, we grown-ups really do believe the cant we pass on
2 (jargon) jerga (f)
intransitive verb
camandulear
cant [kænt]
noun
(slope) inclinación (f); sesgo (m); [of crystal etc] bisel (m);
transitive verb
inclinar; sesgar
intransitive verb
inclinarse; ladearse
cant over
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
volcar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Examplesloading
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the new Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
  • Fun and interactive
  • Highly effective
  • Easy to use
  • Works on any device
Start Learning