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Cant vs. Class

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Cantnoun

(countable) An argot, the jargon of a particular class or subgroup.

‘He had the look of a prince, but the cant of a fishmonger.’;

Classnoun

(countable) A group, collection, category or set sharing characteristics or attributes.

‘The new Ford Fiesta is set to be best in the 'small family' class.’; ‘That is one class-A heifer you got there, sonny.’; ‘Often used to imply membership of a large class.’; ‘This word has a whole class of metaphoric extensions.’;

Cantnoun

A private or secret language used by a religious sect, gang, or other group.

Classnoun

A social grouping, based on job, wealth, etc. In Britain, society is commonly split into three main classes; upper class, middle class and working class.

Cantnoun

A language spoken by some Irish Travellers; Shelta.

Classnoun

(uncountable) The division of society into classes.

‘Jane Austen's works deal with class in 18th-century England.’;

Cantnoun

Empty, hypocritical talk.

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

Classnoun

(uncountable) Admirable behavior; elegance.

‘Apologizing for losing your temper, even though you were badly provoked, showed real class.’;

Cantnoun

(uncountable) Whining speech, such as that used by beggars.

Classnoun

A group of students in a regularly scheduled meeting with a teacher.

‘The class was noisy, but the teacher was able to get their attention with a story.’;

Cantnoun

A blazon of a coat of arms that makes a pun upon the name (or, less often, some attribute or function) of the bearer, canting arms.

Classnoun

A series of lessons covering a single subject.

‘I took the cooking class for enjoyment, but I also learned a lot.’;

Cantnoun

(obsolete) A call for bidders at a public fair; an auction.

Classnoun

(countable) A group of students who commenced or completed their education during a particular year. A school class.

‘The class of 1982 was particularly noteworthy.’;

Cantnoun

(obsolete) Side, edge, corner, niche.

‘Under the cant of a hill.’;

Classnoun

(countable) A category of seats in an airplane, train or other means of mass transportation.

‘I used to fly business class, but now my company can only afford economy.’;

Cantnoun

Slope, the angle at which something is set.

Classnoun

A rank in the classification of organisms, below phylum and above order; a taxon of that rank.

‘Magnolias belong to the class Magnoliopsida.’;

Cantnoun

A corner (of a building).

Classnoun

Best of its kind.

‘It is the class of Italian bottled waters.’;

Cantnoun

An outer or external angle.

Classnoun

(statistics) A grouping of data values in an interval, often used for computation of a frequency distribution.

Cantnoun

An inclination from a horizontal or vertical line; a slope or bevel; a tilt.

Classnoun

(set theory) A collection of sets definable by a shared property.

‘The class of all sets is not a set.’; ‘Every set is a class, but classes are not generally sets. A class that is not a set is called a proper class.’;

Cantnoun

A movement or throw that overturns something.

Classnoun

(military) A group of people subject to be conscripted in the same military draft, or more narrowly those persons actually conscripted in a particular draft.

Cantnoun

A sudden thrust, push, kick, or other impulse, producing a bias or change of direction; also, the bias or turn so given.

‘to give a ball a cant’;

Classnoun

A set of objects having the same behavior (but typically differing in state), or a template defining such a set.

‘an abstract base class’;

Cantnoun

(coopering) A segment forming a side piece in the head of a cask.

Classnoun

One of the sections into which a Methodist church or congregation is divided, supervised by a class leader.

Cantnoun

A segment of the rim of a wooden cogwheel.

Classverb

(transitive) To assign to a class; to classify.

‘I would class this with most of the other mediocre works of the period.’;

Cantnoun

(nautical) A piece of wood laid upon the deck of a vessel to support the bulkheads.

Classverb

(intransitive) To be grouped or classed.

Cantnoun

A parcel, a division.

Classverb

(transitive) To divide into classes, as students; to form into, or place in, a class or classes.

Cantverb

(intransitive) To speak with the jargon of a class or subgroup.

Classadjective

great; fabulous

Cantverb

(intransitive) To speak in set phrases.

Classnoun

A group of individuals ranked together as possessing common characteristics; as, the different classes of society; the educated class; the lower classes.

Cantverb

(intransitive) To preach in a singsong fashion, especially in a false or empty manner.

Classnoun

A number of students in a school or college, of the same standing, or pursuing the same studies.

Cantverb

Of a blazon, to make a pun that references the bearer of a coat of arms.

Classnoun

A comprehensive division of animate or inanimate objects, grouped together on account of their common characteristics, in any classification in natural science, and subdivided into orders, families, tribes, genera, etc.

Cantverb

(obsolete) To sell by auction, or bid at an auction.

Classnoun

A set; a kind or description, species or variety.

‘She had lost one class energies.’;

Cantverb

(transitive) To set (something) at an angle.

‘to cant a cask; to cant a ship’;

Classnoun

One of the sections into which a church or congregation is divided, and which is under the supervision of a class leader.

Cantverb

(transitive) To give a sudden turn or new direction to.

‘to cant round a stick of timber; to cant a football’;

Classnoun

One session of formal instruction in which one or more teachers instruct a group on some subject. The class may be one of a course of classes, or a single special session.

Cantverb

(transitive) To bevel an edge or corner.

Classnoun

A high degree of elegance, in dress or behavior; the quality of bearing oneself with dignity, grace, and social adeptness.

Cantverb

(transitive) To overturn so that the contents are emptied.

Classverb

To arrange in classes; to classify or refer to some class; as, to class words or passages.

Cantverb

To divide or parcel out.

Classverb

To divide into classes, as students; to form into, or place in, a class or classes.

Cantadjective

Lively, lusty.

Classverb

To be grouped or classed.

‘The genus or family under which it classes.’;

Cantnoun

A corner; angle; niche.

‘The first and principal person in the temple was Irene, or Peace; she was placed aloft in a cant.’;

Classadjective

exhibiting refinement and high character; as, a class act. Opposite of low-class

Cantnoun

An outer or external angle.

Classnoun

people having the same social or economic status;

‘the working class’; ‘an emerging professional class’;

Cantnoun

An inclination from a horizontal or vertical line; a slope or bevel; a titl.

Classnoun

a body of students who are taught together;

‘early morning classes are always sleepy’;

Cantnoun

A sudden thrust, push, kick, or other impulse, producing a bias or change of direction; also, the bias or turn so give; as, to give a ball a cant.

Classnoun

education imparted in a series of lessons or class meetings;

‘he took a course in basket weaving’; ‘flirting is not unknown in college classes’;

Cantnoun

A segment forming a side piece in the head of a cask.

Classnoun

a collection of things sharing a common attribute;

‘there are two classes of detergents’;

Cantnoun

A segment of he rim of a wooden cogwheel.

Classnoun

a body of students who graduate together;

‘the class of '97’; ‘she was in my year at Hoehandle High’;

Cantnoun

A piece of wood laid upon the deck of a vessel to support the bulkheads.

Classnoun

a league ranked by quality;

‘he played baseball in class D for two years’; ‘Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA’;

Cantnoun

An affected, singsong mode of speaking.

Classnoun

elegance in dress or behavior;

‘she has a lot of class’;

Cantnoun

The idioms and peculiarities of speech in any sect, class, or occupation.

‘The cant of any profession.’;

Classnoun

(biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders

Cantnoun

The use of religious phraseology without understanding or sincerity; empty, solemn speech, implying what is not felt; hypocrisy.

‘They shall hear no cant from me.’;

Classverb

arrange or order by classes or categories;

‘How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?’;

Cantnoun

Vulgar jargon; slang; the secret language spoker by gipsies, thieves, tramps, or beggars.

Cantnoun

A call for bidders at a public sale; an auction.

Cantverb

To incline; to set at an angle; to tilt over; to tip upon the edge; as, to cant a cask; to cant a ship.

Cantverb

To give a sudden turn or new direction to; as, to cant round a stick of timber; to cant a football.

Cantverb

To cut off an angle from, as from a square piece of timber, or from the head of a bolt.

Cantverb

To speak in a whining voice, or an affected, singsong tone.

Cantverb

To make whining pretensions to goodness; to talk with an affectation of religion, philanthropy, etc.; to practice hypocrisy; as, a canting fanatic.

‘The rankest rogue that ever canted.’;

Cantverb

To use pretentious language, barbarous jargon, or technical terms; to talk with an affectation of learning.

‘The doctor here,When he discourseth of dissection,Of vena cava and of vena porta,The meseræum and the mesentericum,What does he else but cant.’; ‘That uncouth affected garb of speech, or canting language, if I may so call it.’;

Cantverb

to sell by auction, or bid a price at a sale by auction.

Cantadjective

Of the nature of cant; affected; vulgar.

‘To introduce and multiply cant words in the most ruinous corruption in any language.’;

Cantnoun

stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition

Cantnoun

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

Cantnoun

a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves);

‘they don't speak our lingo’;

Cantnoun

insincere talk about religion or morals

Cantnoun

two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees

Cantverb

heel over;

‘The tower is tilting’; ‘The ceiling is slanting’;

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