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Meaning & Definition of Peck in English

English

Peck

/pɛk/

noun

1. (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"
  • "See the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"
  • "It must have cost plenty"
  • "A slew of journalists"
  • "A wad of money"
    synonym:
  • batch
  • ,
  • deal
  • ,
  • flock
  • ,
  • good deal
  • ,
  • great deal
  • ,
  • hatful
  • ,
  • heap
  • ,
  • lot
  • ,
  • mass
  • ,
  • mess
  • ,
  • mickle
  • ,
  • mint
  • ,
  • mountain
  • ,
  • muckle
  • ,
  • passel
  • ,
  • peck
  • ,
  • pile
  • ,
  • plenty
  • ,
  • pot
  • ,
  • quite a little
  • ,
  • raft
  • ,
  • sight
  • ,
  • slew
  • ,
  • spate
  • ,
  • stack
  • ,
  • tidy sum
  • ,
  • wad

2. A british imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons

    synonym:
  • peck

3. A united states dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605 cubic inches

    synonym:
  • peck

verb

1. Hit lightly with a picking motion

    synonym:
  • peck
  • ,
  • pick
  • ,
  • beak

2. Eat by pecking at, like a bird

    synonym:
  • peck
  • ,
  • pick up

3. Kiss lightly

    synonym:
  • smack
  • ,
  • peck

4. Eat like a bird

  • "The anorexic girl just picks at her food"
    synonym:
  • pick at
  • ,
  • peck at
  • ,
  • peck

5. Bother persistently with trivial complaints

  • "She nags her husband all day long"
    synonym:
  • nag
  • ,
  • peck
  • ,
  • hen-peck

Examples of using

Tom gave Mary a peck on the cheek.
She gave me a peck on the cheek.
One crow doesn't peck another's eye.