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Definition of the verb cavort

What does cavort mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: cavorted | cavorting | cavorts

  1. play boisterously

Alternative definition of the verb cavort

verb

  1. [originally] To prance, said of mounts
  2. To move about carelessly, playfully or boisterously.

Definition of the verb cavort for high school students

    to leap about, behave boisterously
    • example: The adults ate their dinners on the patio, while the children cavorted around the pool.

The verb cavort is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for cavort

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Google previewEcology of Fishes on Coral Reefs (2015)

by Camilo Mora

Bathing yourself in warm, relatively shallow water, while idly watching fishes cavort is a great way to earn a living. Further, the fishes, for the most part are small, and either quite site-attached or remarkably pedestrian, repeatedly following ...

Google previewPaperback Oxford English Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford Dictionaries,, Maurice Waite

cavort v. jump or dance around excitedly. – origin perh. from Italian corvetta 'little curve'. cavy /kay-vi/ n. (pl. cavies) a guinea pig or related South American rodent. caw v. (of a rook, crow, etc.) make a harsh cry. cayenne /kay-en/ (also cayenne ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant (1889)

Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Cavort, to (American), to kick up the heels like a horse at play, or to act extravagantly. As long as there has been a stage for pretty women to cavort on, there have been impressionable youths to worship at the shrines of the pretty women.

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Gypsies' Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology (1897)

by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Cavort, to (American), to kick up the heels like a horse at play, or to act extravagantly. As long as there has been a stage for pretty women to cavort on, there have been impressionable youths to worship at the shrines of the pretty women.

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

frolic, skip, leap, frisk, hop, caper, spring, romp, dance, bound, disport, prance, cavort, bounce, rollick. — n. frolic, skip, leap, frisk, rollick, hop, caper, spring, ...

Google previewSimon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (1999)

by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions

equipage, trickery, trumpery; 9 bagatelle, ball dress, frivolity, full dress; 10 court dress, fancy dress; 12 evening dress frisk: 4 lark, romp, trot; 5 amble, sport; 6 canter, cavort, frolic, gambol, prance, search; 7 disport, rollick, skylark; 8 caracole, ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

capital of North Korea cape in Turkey Bafra, Hinzir, lnce, capital Karatas, Kerempe capital Cape mission station Elim capital Cape orchard area Ceres capital caper antic, bounce, bound, cavort, capital condiment, dance, dido, escapade, ...

Google previewDictionary of Hard Words (1910)

by Robert Morris Pierce

cavort v.

Google previewA Complete Pronouncing Dictionary of the English and Bohemian Languages (1892)

For General Use by Karel Jonáš

cavort, khevôrt, skákati, krepëlti . caw, khó, kvákati;2sub., kvakotm. cayenne pepper, khejen'pepr, paprika. cayman, ...

Google previewThe American Slang Dictionary (1891)

by James Maitland

" Cavort (Am.), cavorting around; prancing about in a playful and purposeless way.

Google previewTwo Thousand Words and Their Definitions, Not in Webster's Dictionary (1888)

by Anna Randall Diehl

Cavort, To make captious objections. Cayuse, A kind of tough pony found in the southwest. ' Cellist, Contraction of violincellist. one who performs on the violincello. Cencoma, A cicatricial tissue forming under the corner of the eye, rendering ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (1988)

by Nila Gott

LAUD, PUFF, ADORE, EXALT, EXTOL, KUDOS, HOMAGE prance _ GAIT, CAPER, CAVORT prank _ DIDO, JOKE, ANTIC, CAPER, TRICK prate _ GAB, BLAB, RANT, TALK prattle _ GAB, CHAT, BABBLE prayer _ AVE, BEAD, BENE, MATIN, ...

Google previewDictionary of Acronyms and Technical Abbreviations (2012)

for IT, Industrial, and Scientific Applications by Jakob Vlietstra

CASS-CBE CATV CATVA CAU CAU CAU/LAM CAV CAVD CAVE CAVE CAVE CAVORT CAW CAW CAX CAX Cb CB CB CB CB CB CB CB CB CB CB CB CB CB CB CBA CBA CBA C-BASIC CBBS CBC CBC CBC CBC CBC CBCR CBCT ...

Google previewTruespel Book Two: Phonetic Dictionary of USA English (2006)

by Thomas E. Zurinskas

couture ~kutup - cutup ~Kuveengtin - Covington ~kuver - cover ~kuvereeng - covering ~kuvit - covet ~kuvitis - covetous ~kuvrij - coverage ~kuvvort - cavort ~ kuwwaalu - koala ~kuzin - cousin ~kuzzue - kazoo ~kwaad - quad ~ kwaadraengool ...

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Usage statistics about cavort

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb cavort:

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Cavort Meaning

Video shows what cavort means. To prance, said of mounts. To move about carelessly, playfully or boisterously.. Cavort Meaning. How to pronounce, definition ...

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Scrabble value of C3A1V4O1R1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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