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Meaning of BECK

Pronunciation:  bek

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a beckoning gesture

BECK is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: gesture, motion



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Beck\, n.
    See {Beak}. [Obs.] --Spenser.
  2. \Beck\, n. [OE. bek, AS. becc; akin to Icel. bekkr brook,
    OHG. pah, G. bach.]
    A small brook.
          The brooks, the becks, the rills.        --Drayton.
  3. \Beck\, n.
    A vat. See {Back}.
  4. \Beck\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Becked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Becking}.] [Contr. of beckon.]
    To nod, or make a sign with the head or hand. [Archaic]
  5. \Beck\, v. t.
    To notify or call by a nod, or a motion of the head or hand;
    to intimate a command to. [Archaic]
          When gold and silver becks me to come on. --Shak.
  6. \Beck\, n.
    A significant nod, or motion of the head or hand, esp. as a
    call or command.
          They have troops of soldiers at their beck. --Shak.
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