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Meaning of PECK

Pronunciation:  pek

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605 cubic inches
  2. [n]  a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons
  3. [n]  (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
  4. [v]  bother persistently with trivial complaints; "She nags her husband all day long"
  5. [v]  eat like a bird
  6. [v]  eat by pecking at; of birds
  7. [v]  hit lightly with a picking motion
  8. [v]  kiss lightly

PECK is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: batch, beak, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, hen-peck, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, nag, peck at, pick, pick at, pick up, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, smack, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew
 See Also: British capacity unit, bushel, buss, complain, deluge, dry quart, eat, flood, Imperial capacity unit, inundation, kick, kiss, kvetch, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, osculate, plain, quart, quetch, sound off, strike, torrent, United States dry unit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Peck\, n. [Perh. akin to pack; or, orig., an indefinite
    quantity, and fr. peck, v. (below): cf. also F. picotin a
    1. The fourth part of a bushel; a dry measure of eight
       quarts; as, a peck of wheat. ``A peck of provender.''
    2. A great deal; a large or excessive quantity. ``A peck of
       uncertainties and doubts.'' --Milton.
  2. \Peck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pecked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Pecking}.] [See {Pick}, v.]
    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. --Addison.
             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.
  3. \Peck\, v. i.
    1. To make strokes with the beak, or with a pointed
       instrument. --Carew.
    2. To pick up food with the beak; hence, to eat.
             [The hen] went pecking by his side.   --Dryden.
    {To peck at}, to attack with petty and repeated blows; to
       carp at; to nag; to tease.
  4. \Peck\, n.
    A quick, sharp stroke, as with the beak of a bird or a
    pointed instrument.
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