Definition of Peck

1. Noun. (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent. "A wad of money"

2. Verb. Hit lightly with a picking motion.
Exact synonyms: Beak, Pick
Generic synonyms: Strike
Derivative terms: Beak, Beak, Pecker

3. Noun. A British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons.
Generic synonyms: British Capacity Unit, Imperial Capacity Unit
Group relationships: Bushel

4. Verb. Eat by pecking at, like a bird.
Exact synonyms: Pick Up
Generic synonyms: Eat
Derivative terms: Pecker

5. Noun. A United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605 cubic inches.
Generic synonyms: United States Dry Unit
Terms within: Dry Quart, Quart
Group relationships: Bushel

6. Verb. Kiss lightly. "Sam cannot peck Sue "
Exact synonyms: Smack
Generic synonyms: Buss, Kiss, Osculate, Snog
Derivative terms: Smack

7. Verb. Eat like a bird. "They peck more bread"; "The anorexic girl just picks at her food"
Exact synonyms: Peck At, Pick At
Generic synonyms: Eat

8. Verb. Bother persistently with trivial complaints. "She nags her husband all day long"
Exact synonyms: Hen-peck, Nag
Generic synonyms: Complain, Kick, Kvetch, Plain, Quetch, Sound Off
Derivative terms: Nag, Nagger

Definition of Peck

1. n. The fourth part of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts; as, a peck of wheat.

2. v. t. To strike with the beak; to thrust the beak into; as, a bird pecks a tree.

3. v. i. To make strokes with the beak, or with a pointed instrument.

4. n. A quick, sharp stroke, as with the beak of a bird or a pointed instrument.

Definition of Peck

1. Noun. One quarter of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts. ¹

2. Noun. A great deal; a large or excessive quantity. ¹

3. Noun. A short kiss. ¹

4. Verb. To strike or pierce with the beak or bill (of a bird) or similar instrument. ¹

5. Verb. To do something in small, intermittent pieces. ¹

6. Verb. To type by searching for each key individually. ¹

7. Verb. (rare) To type in general. ¹

8. Verb. To kiss. ¹

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Definition of Peck

1. to strike with the beak or something pointed [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Peck

1. 1. To strike with the beak; to thrust the beak into; as, a bird pecks a tree. 2. Hence: To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with a pointed instrument; especially, to strike, pick, etc, with repeated quick movements. 3. To seize and pick up with the beak, or as with the beak; to bite; to eat; often with up. "This fellow pecks up wit as pigeons peas." (Shak) 4. To make, by striking with the beak or a pointed instrument; as, to peck a hole in a tree. Origin: See Pick. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Peck

peccant humors
peck (current term)
peck at
peck out
peckerwood sawmill

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