HyperDic: peck

English > 8 senses of the word peck:
VERBcontactpeck, pick, beakhit lightly with a picking motion
consumptionpeck, pick upeat by pecking at, like a bird
contactpeck, smackkiss lightly
consumptionpeck, pick at, peck ateat like a bird
communicationpeck, nag, hen-peckbother persistently with trivial complaints
NOUNquantitypeck, batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent
quantitypecka British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons
quantitypecka United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605 cubic inches
peck > pronunciation
Soundspeh'k
RhymesAztec ... wreck: 41 rhymes with ehk...
English > peck: 8 senses > noun 1, quantity
Meaning(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent.
Synonymsbatch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad
Narrowerflood, inundation, deluge, torrentAn overwhelming number or amount
haymowA mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
Broaderlarge indefinite quantity, large indefinite amountAn indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
Spanishavalancha, barbaridad, bestialidad, burrada, cantidad, cúmulo, enormidad, fajo, lote, mogollón, montaña, montón, multitud, passel, pila
Catalanapilament, apilotament, castell, cúmul, estiba, feix, lot, manyoc, muntanya, munt, passel, pila, pilot, quantitat, tou
English > peck: 8 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningA British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons.
Part ofbushelA British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 pecks
BroaderBritish capacity unit, Imperial capacity unitA unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System
English > peck: 8 senses > noun 3, quantity
MeaningA United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605 cubic inches.
Part ofbushelA United States dry measure equal to 4 pecks or 2152.42 cubic inches
Partsquart, dry quartA United States dry unit equal to 2 pints or 67.2 cubic inches
BroaderUnited States dry unitA unit of measurement of capacity for dry substances officially adopted in the United States Customary System
English > peck: 8 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaninghit lightly with a picking motion.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymspick, beak
Broaderstrikedeliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
Spanishpicotear
Catalanespicassar, picotejar
Nounspeckerhorny projecting mouth of a bird
English > peck: 8 senses > verb 2, consumption
MeaningEat by pecking at, like a bird.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonympick up
Broadereattake in solid food
Spanishpicotear
Catalanespicassar, picotejar
Nounspeckerhorny projecting mouth of a bird
English > peck: 8 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningkiss lightly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot peck Sue
Synonymsmack
Broadersnog, kiss, buss, osculateTouch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.
Spanishbesar, picotear
Catalanbesar
English > peck: 8 senses > verb 4, consumption
MeaningEat like a bird.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymspick at, peck at
Broadereattake in solid food
Spanishpicotear
Catalanpessigar, picar
English > peck: 8 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningbother persistently with trivial complaints.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsnag, hen-peck
Broadercomplain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetchExpress complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
Spanishdar la tabarra

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