Definition of Duck

1. Noun. Small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs.

2. Verb. To move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away. "Before he could duck, another stone struck him"
Generic synonyms: Move

3. Noun. (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman.
Exact synonyms: Duck's Egg
Category relationships: Cricket
Generic synonyms: Score

4. Verb. Submerge or plunge suddenly. "The airplane is sure to duck "
Generic synonyms: Dive, Plunge, Plunk
Derivative terms: Ducking

5. Noun. Flesh of a duck (domestic or wild).
Generic synonyms: Poultry
Specialized synonyms: Duckling
Derivative terms: Duckling

6. Verb. Dip into a liquid. ; "He dipped into the pool"
Exact synonyms: Dip, Douse
Generic synonyms: Dip, Douse, Dunk, Plunge, Souse
Derivative terms: Dip, Ducking

7. Noun. A heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents.
Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile

8. Verb. Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues). "He evaded the questions skillfully"
Exact synonyms: Circumvent, Dodge, Elude, Evade, Fudge, Hedge, Parry, Put Off, Sidestep, Skirt
Specialized synonyms: Beg, Quibble
Generic synonyms: Avoid
Derivative terms: Circumvention, Dodge, Dodger, Dodging, Dodging, Evasion, Hedge, Hedger, Hedging

Definition of Duck

1. n. A pet; a darling.

2. n. A linen (or sometimes cotton) fabric, finer and lighter than canvas, -- used for the lighter sails of vessels, the sacking of beds, and sometimes for men's clothing.

3. v. t. To thrust or plunge under water or other liquid and suddenly withdraw.

4. v. i. To go under the surface of water and immediately reappear; to dive; to plunge the head in water or other liquid; to dip.

5. n. Any bird of the subfamily Anatinæ, family Anatidæ.

Definition of Duck

1. Proper noun. A surname. ¹

2. Noun. An aquatic bird of the family Anatidae, having a flat bill and webbed feet. ¹

3. Noun. ''Specifically'', an adult female duck; ''contrasted with'' drake ''and with'' duckling. ¹

4. Noun. The flesh of a duck used as food. ¹

5. Noun. (cricket) A batsman's score of zero after getting out. (short for duck's egg, since the digit "0" is round like an egg.) ¹

6. Noun. A term of endearment ¹

7. Noun. (British chiefly East of the Pennines) Dear, Mate (informal way of addressing a friend or stranger). ¹

8. Noun. (slang) A playing card with the rank of two. ¹

9. Noun. A partly-flooded cave passage with limited air space. ¹

10. Noun. A building intentionally constructed in the shape of an everyday object to which it is related. ¹

11. Noun. A marble to be shot at with another marble (the shooter) in children's games. ¹

12. Noun. A tightly-woven cotton fabric used as sailcloth. ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive) To lower the head or body in order to prevent it from being struck by something. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To lower (something) into water. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive) To lower (the head) in order to prevent it from being struck by something. ¹

16. Verb. (transitive) To try to evade doing something. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive) To lower the volume of (a sound) so that other sounds in the mix can be heard more clearly. ¹

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Definition of Duck

1. to lower quickly [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Duck

1. 1. Any bird of the subfamily Anatinae, family Anatidae. The genera and species are numerous. They are divided into river ducks and sea ducks. Among the former are the common domestic duck (Anas boschas); the wood duck (Aix sponsa); the beautiful mandarin duck of China (Dendronessa galeriliculata); the Muscovy duck, originally of South America (Cairina moschata). Among the sea ducks are the eider, canvasback, scoter, etc. Bombay duck, a small aquatic mammal of Australia, having webbed feet and a bill resembling that of a duck (Ornithorhynchus anatinus). It belongs the subclass Monotremata and is remarkable for laying eggs like a bird or reptile; called also duckbill, platypus, mallangong, mullingong, tambreet, and water mole. 2. A sudden inclination of the bead or dropping of the person, resembling the motion of a duck in water. "Here be, without duck or nod, Other trippings to be trod." (Milton) Origin: OE. Duke, doke. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Duck

duces tecum
duchesse d'angouleme
duck (current term)
duck's arse
duck's egg
duck-billed dinosaur
duck-billed dinosaurs
duck-billed platypus
duck-billed platypuses
duck-egg blue
duck-egg blues

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