HyperDic: duck

English > 8 senses of the word duck:
NOUNanimalducksmall wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
quantityduck, duck's egg(cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman
foodduckflesh of a duck (domestic or wild)
artifactducka heavy cotton fabric of plain weave
VERBmotionduckto move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away
motionducksubmerge or plunge / plunge suddenly
motionduck, dip, dousedip into a liquid / liquid
communicationduck, hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, sidestepavoid / avoid or try to avoid / avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
duck > pronunciation
Soundsdah'k
Rhymesaeronautic ... Zanuck: 70 rhymes with ahk...
English > duck: 8 senses > noun 1, animal
Meaningsmall wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs.
Member ofAnatidae, family Anatidaeswimming birds having heavy short-legged bodies and bills with a horny tip
Partsduckflesh of a duck (domestic or wild)
duck downdown of the duck
Narrowerblack duck, Anas rubripesA dusky duck of northeastern United States and Canada
bufflehead, butterball, dipper, Bucephela albeolasmall North American diving duck
canvasback, canvasback duck, Aythya valisineriaNorth American wild duck valued for sport and food
dabbling duck, dabblerAny of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending and dabbling
diving duckAny of various ducks of especially bays and estuaries that dive for their food
drakeadult male of a wild or domestic duck
ducklingyoung duck
goldeneye, whistler, Bucephela clangulalarge-headed swift-flying diving duck of Arctic regions
mallard, Anas platyrhynchoswild dabbling duck from which domestic ducks are descended
mandarin duck, Aix galericulatashowy crested Asiatic duck
muscovy duck, musk duck, Cairina moschatalarge crested wild duck of Central America and South America
pintail, pin-tailed duck, Anas acutalong-necked river duck of the Old and New Worlds having elongated central tail feathers
pochard, Aythya ferinaHeavy-bodied Old World diving duck having a grey-and-black body and reddish head
quack-quackchild's word for a duck
redhead, Aythya americanaNorth American diving duck with a grey-and-black body and reddish-brown head
ruddy duck, Oxyura jamaicensisreddish-brown stiff-tailed duck of North America and northern South America
scaup, scaup duck, bluebill, broadbilldiving ducks of North America having a bluish-grey bill
sea duckAny of various large diving ducks found along the seacoast
sheldrakeOld World gooselike duck slightly larger than a mallard with variegated mostly black-and-white plumage and a red bill
shoveler, shoveller, broadbill, Anas clypeataFreshwater duck of the northern hemisphere having a broad flat bill
tealAny of various small short-necked dabbling river ducks of Europe and America
widgeon, wigeon, Anas penelopeFreshwater duck of Eurasia and northern Africa related to mallards and teals
wild duckAn undomesticated duck (especially a mallard)
wood duck, summer duck, wood widgeon, Aix sponsashowy North American duck that nests in hollow trees
Broaderanseriform birdchiefly web-footed swimming birds
Spanishánade, pato
Catalanànec
Nounsducklingyoung duck
English > duck: 8 senses > noun 2, quantity
Meaning(cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman.
Synonymduck's egg
CategorycricketA game / game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players
BroaderscoreA number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game / game or contest
Spanishpata
English > duck: 8 senses > noun 3, food
Meaningflesh of a duck (domestic or wild).
Part ofducksmall wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
Narrowerducklingflesh of a young domestic duck
Broaderpoultryflesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food
Spanishpato
Catalanànec
Nounsducklingflesh of a young domestic duck
English > duck: 8 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents.
Broaderfabric, cloth, material, textileartifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting / crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
Spanishdril
Catalanànec
English > duck: 8 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTo move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"Before he could duck, another stone struck him"
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
English > duck: 8 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningsubmerge or plunge / plunge suddenly.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThe airplane is sure to duck
Broaderdive, plunge, plunkDrop steeply
Spanishdesaparecer, eludir, esquivar
Catalandesaparèixer, eludir, esquivar
Nounsduckingthe act of wetting something by submerging it
English > duck: 8 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningdip into a liquid / liquid.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsdip, douse
Broaderdunk, dip, souse, plunge, douseimmerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
Spanishzambullirse
Catalancabussar-se, capbussar-se, tirar-se de cap
Nounsduckingthe act of wetting something by submerging it
English > duck: 8 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningavoid / avoid or try to avoid / avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymshedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, sidestep
NarrowerbegDodge, avoid answering, or take for granted
quibbleEvade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
BroaderavoidStay clear from
Spanisheludir, esquivar, evadir, evitar, rehuir
Catalandefugir, eludir, esquivar, evadir, evitar

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