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Meaning of SPECK

Pronunciation:  spek

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a very small spot; "the plane was just a speck in the sky"
  2. [n]  (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
  3. [n]  a slight but appreciable addition; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
  4. [v]  produce specks in or on

SPECK is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: atom, hint, jot, mite, molecule, mote, particle, pinch, pinpoint, soupcon, tinge, touch
 See Also: chylomicron, dapple, fleck, grain, maculation, mark, material, patch, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, snuff, speckle, spot, stuff



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Speck\, n. [Cf. Icel. spik blubber, AS. spic, D. spek, G.
    The blubber of whales or other marine mammals; also, the fat
    of the hippopotamus.
    {Speck falls} (Naut.), falls or ropes rove through blocks for
       hoisting the blubber and bone of whales on board a whaling
  2. \Speck\, n. [OE. spekke, AS. specca; cf. LG. spaak.]
    1. A small discolored place in or on anything, or a small
       place of a color different from that of the main
       substance; a spot; a stain; a blemish; as, a speck on
       paper or loth; specks of decay in fruit. ``Gray sand, with
       black specks.'' --Anson.
    2. A very small thing; a particle; a mite; as, specks of
       dust; he has not a speck of money.
             Many bright specks bubble up along the blue Egean.
    3. (Zo["o]l.) A small etheostomoid fish ({Ulocentra
       stigm[ae]a}) common in the Eastern United States.
  3. \Speck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Specked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To cause the presence of specks upon or in, especially specks
    regarded as defects or blemishes; to spot; to speckle; as,
    paper specked by impurities in the water used in its
          Carnation, purple, azure, or specked with gold.