Definition of Necking

1. Noun. The molding at the top of a column.

Exact synonyms: Gorgerin
Generic synonyms: Molding, Moulding



2. Noun. Affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs).
Exact synonyms: Caressing, Cuddling, Fondling, Hugging, Kissing, Petting, Smooching, Snuggling
Generic synonyms: Arousal, Foreplay, Stimulation
Specialized synonyms: Snogging
Derivative terms: Cuddle, Cuddle, Fondle, Hug, Kiss, Neck, Pet, Smooch, Snuggle

Definition of Necking

1. n. Same as Neckmold.

Definition of Necking

1. Verb. (present participle of neck) ¹

2. Noun. A behavior among male giraffes where they hold combat for social dominance using their necks as weapons. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Necking

1. a small molding near the top of a column [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Necking

necked
neckedness
necker
necker's knob
necker's knobs
necker knob
necker knobs
neckerchief
neckerchiefs
neckerchieves
neckers
neckes
neckgear
neckgears
neckhair
necking (current term)
neckings
necklace
necklace of Venus
necklace poplar
necklace tree
necklaced
necklacelike
necklaces
necklacing
neckland
necklands
neckless
necklet
necklets

Literary usage of Necking

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1. The Temple of Apollo Bassitas by Frederick A. Cooper (1996)
"Limestone Ionic capital Ii 1 , profile of the necking C. Limestone Ionic capitals II 1 and II 2 A ..."

2. The Metallography of Steel and Cast Iron by Henry Marion Howe (1916)
"frictional resistance is offered by the necking section to its own ... Hence once necking has started, the stress apart from the necking section decreases ..."

3. Corinth: The Centenary, 1896-1996 by Charles K. Williams, Nancy Bookidis (2002)
"The flutes of Archaic column shafts at Corinth are routinely carried up into the necking of the capitals, but V-shaped necking rings of variable number ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"It is the inferior diameter that is always intended when the term is used as a measure of proportion. The capital consists of a necking, an echinus or ..."

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