cant PRONUNCIATION: (kant) MEANING: noun: 1. Hypocritically pious talk. 2. The private language of an underworld group. 3. Whining speech, especially of beggars. 4. A slope or tilt. 5. A motion that tilts something. 6. An outer corner. 7. A log slabbed on one or more sides. verb tr.: To set at an oblique angle; tilt. adj.: Oblique.