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[编辑] GRE 红宝书

  • n. 斜坡, 斜面; v. 使倾斜
  • [英] n. 斜坡, 斜面 ( a sloping or slanting surface) ; v. 使倾斜 ( bevel)
  • n. 隐语, 术语, 黑话
  • [英] n. 隐语, 术语, 黑话 ( jargon)

[编辑] Webster Collegiate

I. adjective

  • Etymology: Middle English, probably from Middle Low German *kant
  • Date: 14th century
  • dialect England lively, lusty

II. verb

  • Etymology: [sup]3[/sup]cant
  • Date: circa 1543
  • transitive verb
    • 1. to give a cant or oblique edge to ; bevel
    • 2. to set at an angle ; tilt
    • 3. chiefly British to throw with a lurch
  • intransitive verb

III. noun

  • Etymology: Middle English cant side, probably from Middle Dutch or Middle French dialect; Middle Dutch, edge, corner, from Middle French dialect (Picard), from Latin canthus, cantus iron tire, perhaps of Celtic origin; akin to Welsh cant rim; perhaps akin to Greek kanthos corner of the eye
  • Date: 1603
  • 1. obsolete corner, niche
  • 2. an external angle (as of a building)
  • 3. a log with one or more squared sides
  • 4.

IV. adjective

  • Date: 1663
  • 1. having canted corners or sides
  • 2. inclined 2

V. intransitive verb

  • Etymology: perhaps from Middle French dialect (Norman-Picard) canter to tell, literally, to sing, from Latin cantare — more at chant
  • Date: 1567
  • 1. to talk or beg in a whining or singsong manner
  • 2. to speak in cant or jargon
  • 3. to talk hypocritically

VI. noun

  • Date: 1640
  • 1. affected singsong or whining speech
  • 2.
    • a. the private language of the underworld
    • b. obsolete the phraseology peculiar to a religious class or sect
    • c. jargon 2
  • 3. a set or stock phrase
  • 4. the expression or repetition of conventional or trite opinions or sentiments; especially the insincere use of pious words

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