Definitions for "Kant"
Immanuel Kant, a German philosopher (1724-1804).
influential German idealist philosopher (1724-1804)
Kant is a small lunar impact crater that is located to the northwest of the prominent Cyrillus crater and the comparably-sized Ibn Rushd crater. To the northwest is the Zöllner crater, and to the east is the Mons Penck. This last feature forms a mountainous promontory reaching a height of about 4 km.
(pl. kanty or kanti) a type of polyphonic extra-liturgical song, which was widespread in Russia, the Ukraine, and Byelorussia in the 17th-18th centuries. Originally, k. were composed on religious texts (sacred or spiritual k.); in the 18th c., the subject matter came to include patriotic, everyday, and romantic themes. In musical terms, the k. is characterized by a 3-part texture, with parallel motion of the top two voices and a bass voice providing a harmonic foundation; and a four-square phrase structure, consisting, as a rule, of two to four lines of text with cadences between them; there are also 4-voice k. Some k. were adapted from Polish songs known as "kantyczki," from which the term "kant" is derived.