Definition of Neck

1. Noun. The part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body. "The horse won by a neck"


2. Verb. Kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion. "The couple were necking in the back seat of the car"

3. Noun. A narrow elongated projecting strip of land.

4. Noun. A cut of meat from the neck of an animal.
Generic synonyms: Cut, Cut Of Meat
Terms within: Scrag, Scrag End, Scrag

5. Noun. A narrow part of an artifact that resembles a neck in position or form. "The bottle had a wide neck"
Generic synonyms: Part, Portion

6. Noun. An opening in a garment for the neck of the wearer; a part of the garment near the wearer's neck.
Exact synonyms: Neck Opening
Terms within: Collar, Neckband
Group relationships: Garment
Specialized synonyms: Neckline, V Neck
Generic synonyms: Opening

Definition of Neck

1. n. The part of an animal which connects the head and the trunk, and which, in man and many other animals, is more slender than the trunk.

2. v. t. To reduce the diameter of (an object) near its end, by making a groove around it; -- used with down; as, to neck down a shaft.

Definition of Neck

1. Noun. The part of body connecting the head and the trunk found in humans and some animals. ¹

2. Noun. The corresponding part in some other anatomical contexts. ¹

3. Noun. The part of a shirt, dress etc., which fits a person's '''neck'''. ¹

4. Noun. The tapered part of a bottle toward the opening. ¹

5. Noun. (botany) The slender tubelike extension atop an archegonium, through which the sperm swim to reach the egg. ¹

6. Noun. (music) The extension of any stringed instrument on which a fingerboard is mounted ¹

7. Verb. To hang by the neck; strangle; kill, eliminate ¹

8. Verb. (American English) To make love; to snog; to intently kiss or cuddle. ¹

9. Verb. To drink rapidly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Neck

1. to kiss and caress in lovemaking [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Neck

1. 1. The part of an animal which connects the head and the trunk, and which, in man and many other animals, is more slender than the trunk. 2. Any part of an inanimate object corresponding to or resembling the neck of an animal; as: The long slender part of a vessel, as a retort, or of a fruit, as a gourd. A long narrow tract of land projecting from the main body, or a narrow tract connecting two larger tracts. That part of a violin, guitar, or similar instrument, which extends from the head to the body, and on which is the finger board or fret board. 3. A reduction in size near the end of an object, formed by a groove around it; as, a neck forming the journal of a shaft. 4. The point where the base of the stem of a plant arises from the root. Neck and crop, completely; wholly; altogether; roughly and at once. Neck and neck, the constriction between the root and the crown. Neck or nothing, at all risks. Neck verse. The verse formerly read to entitle a party to the benefit of clergy, said to be the first verse of the fifty-first Psalm, "Miserere mei," etc. Hence, a verse or saying, the utterance of which decides one's fate; a shibboleth. "These words, "bread and cheese," were their neck verse or shibboleth to distinguish them; all pronouncing "broad and cause," being presently put to death." (Fuller) Neck yoke. A bar by which the end of the tongue of a wagon or carriage is suspended from the collars of the harnesses. A device with projecting arms for carrying things (as buckets of water or sap) suspended from one's shoulders. On the neck of, immediately after; following closely. "Commiting one sin on the neck of another." Stiff neck, obstinacy in evil or wrong; inflexible obstinacy; contumacy. "I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck." To break the neck of, to destroy the main force of. "What they presume to borrow from her sage and virtuous rules. Breaks the neck of their own cause." To harden the neck, to grow obstinate; to be more and more perverse and rebellious. To tread on the neck of, to oppress; to tyrannize over. Origin: OE. Necke, AS. Hnecca; akin to D. Nek the nape of the neck, G. Nacken, OHG. Nacch, hnacch, Icel. Hnakki, Sw. Nacke, Dan. Nakke. To reduce the diameter of (an object) near its end, by making a groove around it; used with down; as, to neck down a shaft. Origin: Necked; Necking. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neck

necessitates
necessitating
necessitation
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necessities
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necessitously
necessitousness
necessitude
necessitudes
necessity
necessity is the mother of innovation
necessity is the mother of invention
necitumumab
neck-brace
neck-braces
neck-deep
neck-gable
neck-gables
neck-shaft angle
neck and crop
neck and neck
neck bone
neck brace
neck braces
neck dissection
neck down
neck eel

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