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Meaning of NECK

Pronunciation:  nek

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  opening for the neck; the part of a garment near the neck opening
  2. [n]  the part of an organism that connects the head to the rest of the body; "he admired her long graceful neck"
  3. [n]  a cut of meat from the neck of an animal
  4. [n]  a narrow elongated projecting strip of land
  5. [v]  kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion; "The couple were necking in the back seat of the car"

NECK is a 4 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: cervix, make out
 See Also: areteria cervicalis, arteria carotis, body, bull neck, carotid artery, cervical artery, cervical vertebra, collar, cut, cut of meat, dewlap, dry land, earth, external body part, garment, ground, jugular, jugular vein, land, musculus sternocleidomastoideus, nape, neck bone, neckband, neckline, nucha, opening, organic structure, pet, pharynx, physical structure, scrag, scrag end, scruff, smooch, snog, solid ground, spoon, sternocleido mastoideus, sternocleidomastoid, sternocleidomastoid muscle, terra firma, throat, thymus, thymus gland, trachea, V neck, vena jugularis, windpipe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Neck\, n. [OE. necke, AS. hnecca; akin to D. nek the nape
    of the neck, G. nacken, OHG. nacch, hnacch, Icel. hnakki, Sw.
    nacke, Dan. nakke.]
    1. The part of an animal which connects the head and the
       trunk, and which, in man and many other animals, is more
       slender than the trunk.
    2. Any part of an inanimate object corresponding to or
       resembling the neck of an animal; as:
       (a) The long slender part of a vessel, as a retort, or of
           a fruit, as a gourd.
       (b) A long narrow tract of land projecting from the main
           body, or a narrow tract connecting two larger tracts.
       (c) (Mus.) That part of a violin, guitar, or similar
           instrument, which extends from the head to the body,
           and on which is the finger board or fret board.
    3. (Mech.) A reduction in size near the end of an object,
       formed by a groove around it; as, a neck forming the
       journal of a shaft.
    4. (Bot.) the point where the base of the stem of a plant
       arises from the root.
    {Neck and crop}, completely; wholly; altogether; roughly and
       at once. [Colloq.]
    {Neck and neck} (Racing), so nearly equal that one cannot be
       said to be before the other; very close; even; side by
    {Neck of a capital}. (Arch.) See {Gorgerin}.
    {Neck of a cascabel} (Gun.), the part joining the knob to the
       base of the breech.
    {Neck of a gun}, the small part of the piece between the
       chase and the swell of the muzzle.
    {Neck of a tooth} (Anat.), the constriction between the root
       and the crown.
    {Neck or nothing} (Fig.), at all risks.
    {Neck verse}.
       (a) The verse formerly read to entitle a party to the
           benefit of clergy, said to be the first verse of the
           fifty-first Psalm, ``Miserere mei,'' etc. --Sir W.
       (b) Hence, a verse or saying, the utterance of which
           decides one's fate; a shibboleth.
                 These words, ``bread and cheese,'' were their
                 neck verse or shibboleth to distinguish them;
                 all pronouncing ``broad and cause,'' being
                 presently put to death.           --Fuller.
    {Neck yoke}.
       (a) A bar by which the end of the tongue of a wagon or
           carriage is suspended from the collars of the
       (b) A device with projecting arms for carrying things (as
           buckets of water or sap) suspended from one's
    {On the neck of}, immediately after; following closely.
       ``Commiting one sin on the neck of another.'' --W.
    {Stiff neck}, obstinacy in evil or wrong; inflexible
       obstinacy; contumacy. ``I know thy rebellion, and thy
       stiff neck.'' --Deut. xxxi. 27.
    {To break the neck of}, to destroy the main force of. ``What
       they presume to borrow from her sage and virtuous rules .
       . . breaks the neck of their own cause.'' --Milton.
    {To harden the neck}, to grow obstinate; to be more and more
       perverse and rebellious. --Neh. ix. 17.
    {To tread on the neck of}, to oppress; to tyrannize over.
  2. \Neck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Necked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Necking}.] (Mech.)
    To reduce the diameter of (an object) near its end, by making
    a groove around it; -- used with down; as, to neck down a
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing your neck in your dream means the relationship between the mind/mental and the body/physical. It represents willpower, self-restriction and your need to control your feelings and keep them in check. Consider the familiar phrase, "don't stick your neck out" which serves as a warning against a situation. Dreaming that your neck is injured indicates a separation between your heart and mind. Dreaming of a thick neck means that you are becoming very quarrelsome and quick-tempered.
Easton Bible Dictionary

used sometimes figuratively. To "lay down the neck" (Rom. 16:4) is to hazard one's life. Threatenings of coming judgments are represented by the prophets by their laying bands upon the people's necks (Deut. 28:48; Isa. 10:27; Jer. 27:2). Conquerors put their feet on the necks of their enemies as a sign of their subjection (Josh. 10:24; 2 Sam. 22:41).

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