Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Cantatory adjective Containing cant or affectation; whining; singing. [ R.]

Cantatrice (kȧn`tȧ*trē"cha) noun [ Italian ] (Mus.) A female professional singer.

Canted adjective [ From 2d Cant .]
1. Having angles; as, a six canted bolt head; a canted window.

Canted column (Architecture) , a column polygonal in plan.

2. Inclined at an angle to something else; tipped; sloping.

Canteen (kăn*tēn") noun [ French cantine bottle case, canteen (cf. Spanish & Italian cantina cellar, bottle case), either contr. from Italian canovettina , dim. of canova cellar, or, more likely, from Old French cant . corner, Italian & Spanish canto . See 1st Cant .] (Mil.)
1. A vessel used by soldiers for carrying water, liquor, or other drink. [ Written also cantine .]

» In the English service the canteen is made of wood and holds three pints; in the United States it is usually a tin flask.

2. The sutler's shop in a garrison; also, a chest containing culinary and other vessels for officers.

Cantel noun See Cantle .

Canter noun [ An abbreviation of Caner bury . See Canterbury gallop , under Canterbury .]
1. A moderate and easy gallop adapted to pleasure riding.

» The canter is a thoroughly artificial pace, at first extremely tiring to the horse, and generally only to be produced in him by the restraint of a powerful bit, which compels him to throw a great part of his weight on his haunches . . . There is so great a variety in the mode adopted by different horses for performing the canter, that no single description will suffice, nor indeed is it easy . . . to define any one of them. J. H. Walsh.

2. A rapid or easy passing over.

A rapid canter in the Times over all the topics.
Sir J. Stephen.

Canter intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Cantered ; present participle & verbal noun Cantering .] To move in a canter.

Canter transitive verb To cause, as a horse, to go at a canter; to ride (a horse) at a canter.

Canter noun
1. One who cants or whines; a beggar.

2. One who makes hypocritical pretensions to goodness; one who uses canting language.

The day when he was a canter and a rebel.

Canterbury noun
1. A city in England, giving its name various articles. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury (primate of all England), and contains the shrine of Thomas à Becket, to which pilgrimages were formerly made.

2. A stand with divisions in it for holding music, loose papers, etc.

Canterbury ball (Botany) , a species of Campanula of several varieties, cultivated for its handsome bell-shaped flowers. -- Canterbury gallop , a gentle gallop such as was used by pilgrims riding to Canterbury; a canter. -- Canterbury tale , one of the tales which Chaucer puts into the mouths of certain pilgrims to Canterbury. Hence, any tale told by travelers to pass away the time.

Cantharidal adjective Of or pertaining to cantharides or made of cantharides; as, cantharidal plaster.

Cantharides noun plural See Cantharis .

Cantharidin noun (Chemistry) The active principle of the cantharis, or Spanish fly, a volatile, acrid, bitter solid, crystallizing in four-sided prisms.

Cantharis noun ; plural Cantharides . [ Latin , a kind of beetle, esp. the Spanish fly, Greek kanqari`s .] (Zoology) A beetle ( Lytta, or Cantharis, vesicatoria ), havin1g an elongated cylindrical body of a brilliant green color, and a nauseous odor; the blister fly or blister beetle, of the apothecary; -- also called Spanish fly . Many other species of Lytta , used for the same purpose, take the same name. See Blister beetle , under Blister . The plural form in usually applied to the dried insects used in medicine.

Canthoplasty noun [ Greek ..., corner of the eye + ... to from.] (Surg.) The operation of forming a new canthus, when one has been destroyed by injury or disease.

Canthus noun ; plural Canthi . [ New Latin , from Greek ....] (Anat.) The corner where the upper and under eyelids meet on each side of the eye.

Canticle noun ; plural Canticles . [ Latin canticulum a little song, dim. of canticum song, from cantus a singing, from coner to sing. See Chant .]
1. A song; esp. a little song or hymn. [ Obsolete] Bacon.

2. pl . The Song of Songs or Song of Solomon, one of the books of the Old Testament.

3. A canto or division of a poem [ Obsolete] Spenser.

4. A psalm, hymn, or passage from the Bible, arranged for chanting in church service.

Canticoy noun [ Of American Indian origin.] A social gathering; usually, one for dancing.

Cantile intransitive verb Same as Cantle , transitive verb

Cantilena noun [ Italian & Latin ] (Mus.) See Cantabile .

Cantilever noun Same as Cantalever .

Cantillate intransitive verb [ Latin cantillatus , past participle of cantillare to sing low, dim. of cantare . See Cantata .] To chant; to recite with musical tones. M. Stuart.

Cantillation noun A chanting; recitation or reading with musical modulations.

Cantine noun See Canteen .

Canting adjective Speaking in a whining tone of voice; using technical or religious terms affectedly; affectedly pious; as, a canting rogue; a canting tone.

-- Cant"ing*ly , adverb -- Cant"ing*ness , noun

Canting arms , Canting heraldry (Her.) , bearings in the nature of a rebus alluding to the name of the bearer. Thus, the Castletons bear three castles, and Pope Adrian IV. (Nicholas Breakspeare) bore a broken spear.

Canting noun The use of cant; hypocrisy.

Cantiniere noun [ French, from cantine a sutler's shop, canteen.] (Mil) A woman who carries a canteen for soldiers; a vivandière.

Cantion noun [ Latin cantio , from canere to sing.] A song or verses. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Cantle noun [ Old French cantel , chantel , corner, side, piece, French chanteau a piece cut from a larger piece, dim. of Old French cant edge, corner. See 1st Cant .]
1. A corner or edge of anything; a piece; a fragment; a part. "In one cantle of his law." Milton.

Cuts me from the best of all my land
A huge half moon, a monstrous cantle out.

2. The upwardly projecting rear part of saddle, opposite to the pommel. [ Written also cante .]

Cantle transitive verb To cut in pieces; to cut out from. [ Obsolete] [ Written also cantile .]

Cantlet noun [ Dim. of cantle .] A piece; a fragment; a corner. Dryden.

Canto noun ; plural Cantos . [ Italian canto , from Latin cantus singing, song. See Chant .]
1. One of the chief divisions of a long poem; a book.

2. (Mus.) The highest vocal part; the air or melody in choral music; anciently the tenor, now the soprano.

Canton noun A song or canto [ Obsolete]

Write loyal cantons of contemned love.

Canton noun [ French canton , augm. of Old French cant edge, corner. See 1st Cant .]
1. A small portion; a division; a compartment.

That little canton of land called the "English pale"

There is another piece of Holbein's, . . . in which, in six several cantons , the several parts of our Savior's passion are represented.
Bp. Burnet.

2. A small community or clan.

3. A small territorial district; esp. one of the twenty-two independent states which form the Swiss federal republic; in France, a subdivision of an arrondissement. See Arrondissement .

4. (Her.) A division of a shield occupying one third part of the chief, usually on the dexter side, formed by a perpendicular line from the top of the shield, meeting a horizontal line from the side.

The king gave us the arms of England to be borne in a canton in our arms.

Canton intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Cantoned ; present participle & verbal noun Cantoning .] [ Confer French cantonner .]
1. To divide into small parts or districts; to mark off or separate, as a distinct portion or division.

They canton out themselves a little Goshen in the intellectual world.

2. (Mil.) To allot separate quarters to, as to different parts or divisions of an army or body of troops.

Canton crape (krāp"). A soft, white or colored silk fabric, of a gauzy texture and wavy appearance, used for ladies' scarfs, shawls, bonnet trimmings, etc.; -- called also Oriental crape . De Colange.

Canton flannel See Cotton flannel .

Cantonal adjective Of or pertaining to a canton or cantons; of the nature of a canton.

Cantoned adjective
1. (Her.) Having a charge in each of the four corners; -- said of a cross on a shield, and also of the shield itself.

2. (Architecture) Having the angles marked by, or decorated with, projecting moldings or small columns; as, a cantoned pier or pilaster.

Cantonize intransitive verb To divide into cantons or small districts.

Cantonment noun [ Confer French cantonnement .] A town or village, or part of a town or village, assigned to a body of troops for quarters; temporary shelter or place of rest for an army; quarters.

» When troops are sheltered in huts or quartered in the houses of the people during any suspension of hostilities, they are said to be in cantonment , or to be cantoned. In India, permanent military stations, or military towns, are termed cantonments .

Cantoon noun A cotton stuff showing a fine cord on one side and a satiny surface on the other.

Cantor noun [ Latin , a singer, from caner to sing.] A singer; esp. the leader of a church choir; a precentor.

The cantor of the church intones the Te Deum.

Cantoral adjective Of or belonging to a cantor.

Cantoral staff , the official staff or baton of a cantor or precentor, with which time is marked for the singers.

Cantoris adjective [ Latin , lit., of the cantor, gen. of cantor .] Of or pertaining to a cantor; as, the cantoris side of a choir; a cantoris stall. Shipley.

Cantrap, Cantrip noun [ Confer Icelandic gandar , ODan. & OSw. gan , witchcraft, and English trap a snare, tramp .] A charm; an incantation; a shell; a trick; adroit mischief. [ Written also cantraip .] [ Scot.]

Cantred Can"tref noun [ W. cantref ; cant hundred + tref dwelling place, village.] A district comprising a hundred villages, as in Wales. [ Written also kantry .]

Canty adjective Cheerful; sprightly; lively; merry. "The canty dame." Wordsworth [ Scot. & Prov. Eng.]

Contented with little, and canty with mair.

Canuck noun
1. A Canadian. [ Slang]

2. A small or medium-sized hardy horse, common in Canada. [ Colloq.]

Canula noun , Can"u*lar adjective , Can"u*la`ted adjective See Cannula , Cannular , and Cannulated .