Definition of Buck

1. Noun. A gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting.

Exact synonyms: Long Horse, Vaulting Horse
Generic synonyms: Gymnastic Horse, Horse

2. Verb. To strive with determination. "John is bucking for a promotion"
Generic synonyms: Endeavor, Endeavour, Strive

3. Noun. A piece of paper money worth one dollar.

4. Verb. Resist. "Buck the trend"
Exact synonyms: Go Against
Generic synonyms: Oppose, React

5. Noun. United States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892-1973).

6. Verb. Move quickly and violently. "He came charging into my office"
Exact synonyms: Charge, Shoot, Shoot Down, Tear
Generic synonyms: Belt Along, Bucket Along, Cannonball Along, Hasten, Hie, Hotfoot, Pelt Along, Race, Rush, Rush Along, Speed, Step On It
Related verbs: Dart, Dash, Flash, Scoot, Scud, Shoot
Specialized synonyms: Rip
Also: Shoot Up

7. Noun. A framework for holding wood that is being sawed.
Exact synonyms: Horse, Sawbuck, Sawhorse
Generic synonyms: Framework
Specialized synonyms: Trestle

8. Verb. Jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched. "The yung filly bucked"
Exact synonyms: Hitch, Jerk
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Jerk

9. Noun. Mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope).
Generic synonyms: Eutherian, Eutherian Mammal, Placental, Placental Mammal
Specialized synonyms: Stag

Definition of Buck

1. n. Lye or suds in which cloth is soaked in the operation of bleaching, or in which clothes are washed.

2. v. t. To soak, steep, or boil, in lye or suds; -- a process in bleaching.

3. n. The male of deer, especially fallow deer and antelopes, or of goats, sheep, hares, and rabbits.

4. v. i. To copulate, as bucks and does.

5. v. t. To subject to a mode of punishment which consists in tying the wrists together, passing the arms over the bent knees, and putting a stick across the arms and in the angle formed by the knees.

6. n. A frame on which firewood is sawed; a sawhorse; a sawbuck.

7. n. The beech tree.

Definition of Buck

1. Noun. A male deer, antelope, sheep, goat, rabbit, hare, and sometimes the male of other animals such as the ferret and shad. ¹

2. Noun. (American English) An uncastrated sheep, a ram. ¹

3. Noun. A young buck; an adventurous, impetuous, dashing, or high-spirited young man. ¹

4. Noun. (British obsolete) A fop or dandy. ¹

5. Noun. (US dated derogatory) A black or Native American man. ¹

6. Noun. (Australia US informal) A dollar (one hundred cents). ¹

7. Noun. (US slang) One hundred. ¹

8. Noun. (dated) An object of various types, placed on a table to indicate turn or status; such as a brass object, placed in rotation on a US Navy wardroom dining table to indicate which officer is to be served first, or an item passed around a poker table indicating the dealer or placed in the pot to remind the winner of some privilege or obligation when his or her turn to deal next comes. ¹

9. Noun. (US in certain metaphors or phrases) Blame; responsibility; scapegoating; finger-pointing. ¹

10. Noun. (UK dialect) The body of a post mill, particularly in East Anglia. ''See'' Wikipedia:Windmill machinery. ¹

11. Noun. (finance jargon) One million dollars. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive) To bend; buckle. ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive of a horse or similar saddle or pack animal) To leap upward arching its back, coming down with head low and forelegs stiff, forcefully kicking its hind legs upward, often in an attempt to dislodge or throw a rider or pack. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive of a horse or similar saddle or pack animal) to successfully throw or attempt to throw (a rider or pack) by bucking. ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive by extension) To resist obstinately; oppose or object strongly. ¹

16. Verb. (intransitive by extension) To move or operate in a sharp, jerking, or uneven manner. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive by extension) To overcome or shed (e.g., an impediment or expectation), in pursuit of a goal; to force a way through despite (an obstacle); to resist or proceed against. ¹

18. Verb. (context: riveting) To press a reinforcing device (bucking bar) against (the force of a rivet) in order to absorb vibration and increase expansion. ''See'' Wikipedia: Rivet:Installation. ¹

19. Verb. (forestry) To saw a felled tree into shorter lengths, as for firewood. ¹

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Definition of Buck

1. to leap forward and upward suddenly [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Buck

1. 1. The male of deer, especially fallow deer and antelopes, or of goats, sheep, hares, and rabbits. A male fallow deer is called a fawn in his first year; a pricket in his second; a sorel in his third; a sore in his fourth; a buck of the first head in his fifth; and a great buck in his sixth. The female of the fallow deer is termed a doe. The male of the red deer is termed a stag or hart and not a buck, and the female is called a hind. 2. A gay, dashing young fellow; a fop; a dandy. "The leading bucks of the day." (Thackeray) 3. A male Indian or negro. The word buck is much used in composition for the names of antelopes; as, bush buck, spring buck. Blue buck. See Blue. Water buck, a South African variety of antelope (Kobus ellipsiprymnus). Origin: OE. Buk, bucke, AS. Bucca, bua, he-goat; akin to D. Bok, OHG. Pocch, G. Bock, Ir. Boc, W. Bwch, Corn. Byk; cf. Zend bza, Skr. Bukka. 256. Cf. Butcher. The beech tree. Buck mast, the mast or fruit of the beech tree. A frame on which firewood is sawed; a sawhorse; a sawbuck. Buck saw, a saw set in a frame and used for sawing wood on a sawhorse. 1. To copulate, as bucks and does. 2. To spring with quick plunging leaps, descending with the fore legs rigid and the head held as low down as possible; said of a vicious horse or mule. 1. To soak, steep, or boil, in lye or suds; a process in bleaching. 2. To wash (clothes) in lye or suds, or, in later usage, by beating them on stones in running water. 3. To break up or pulverize, as ores. Origin: OE. Bouken; akin to LG. Buken, Dan. Byge, Sw. Byka, G. Bauchen, beuchen; cf. OF. Buer. Cf. The preceding noun. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Buck

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