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Meaning of BUCK

Pronunciation:  buk, buk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope)
  2. [n]  a framework for holding wood that is being sawed
  3. [n]  a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting
  4. [n]  United States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892-1973)
  5. [n]  (United States) a piece of paper money worth one dollar
  6. [adj]  of the lowest rank in a category; "a buck private"
  7. [v]  jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched, as of horses
  8. [v]  move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
  9. [v]  resist; "buck the trend"
  10. [v]  to strive with determination; "John is bucking for a promotion."

BUCK is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: charge, clam, dollar, dollar bill, go against, hitch, horse, jerk, long horse, low-level, one dollar bill, Pearl Buck, Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, sawbuck, sawhorse, shoot, shoot down, subordinate, tear, vaulting horse
 See Also: author, bank bill, bank note, banker's bill, banknote, belt along, bill, bucket along, cannonball along, endeavor, endeavour, eutherian, eutherian mammal, Federal Reserve note, frame, framework, framing, government note, greenback, hasten, hie, hotfoot, missionary, missioner, move, note, oppose, pelt along, placental, placental mammal, race, react, rush, rush along, shoot up, speed, stag, strive, trestle, writer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Buck\ (b[u^]k), n. [Akin to LG. b["u]ke, Dan. byg, Sw.
    byk, G. bauche: cf. It. bucato, Prov. Sp. bugada, F.
    1. Lye or suds in which cloth is soaked in the operation of
       bleaching, or in which clothes are washed.
    2. The cloth or clothes soaked or washed. [Obs.] --Shak.
  2. \Buck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bucked} (b[u^]kt); p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Bucking}.] [OE. bouken; akin to LG. b["u]ken, Dan.
    byge, Sw. byka, G. bauchen, beuchen; cf. OF. buer. Cf. the
    preceding noun.]
    1. To soak, steep, or boil, in lye or suds; -- a process in
    2. To wash (clothes) in lye or suds, or, in later usage, by
       beating them on stones in running water.
    3. (Mining) To break up or pulverize, as ores.
  3. \Buck\, n. [OE. buk, bucke, AS. bucca, bua, he-goat; akin
    to D. bok, OHG. pocch, G. bock, Ir. boc, W. bwch, Corn. byk;
    cf. Zend b?za, Skr. bukka. [root]256. Cf. {Butcher}, n.]
    1. The male of deer, especially fallow deer and antelopes, or
       of goats, sheep, hares, and rabbits.
    Note: 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. --Brande & C.
    2. A gay, dashing young fellow; a fop; a dandy.
             The leading bucks of the day.         --Thackeray.
    3. A male Indian or negro. [Colloq. U.S.]
    Note: The word buck is much used in composition for the names
          of antelopes; as, bush buck, spring buck.
    {Blue buck}. See under {Blue}.
    {Water buck}, a South African variety of antelope ({Kobus
       ellipsiprymnus}). See Illust. of {Antelope}.
  4. \Buck\ (b[u^]k), v. i.
    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.
  5. \Buck\, v. t.
    1. (Mil.) 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.
    2. To throw by bucking. See {Buck}, v. i., 2.
             The brute that he was riding had nearly bucked him
             out of the saddle.                    --W. E.
  6. \Buck\, n.
    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.
  7. \Buck\, n. [See {Beech}, n.]
    The beech tree. [Scot.]
    {Buck mast}, the mast or fruit of the beech tree. --Johnson.
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