Definitions for Beckbɛk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a gesture used to signal, summon, or direct someone.

  2. Chiefly Scot. a bow or curtsy of greeting.

    Category: Scottish

Idioms for beck:

  1. at someone's beck and call, subject to someone's every wish.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of beck:

1325–75; ME, short var. of becnen to beckon


  1. Category: British

    Ref: creek. 1

* Brit..

Origin of beck:

1250–1300; ME becc < ON bekkr; akin to OE bece, OS beki, OHG bah

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beck(noun)

    a beckoning gesture

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beck(noun)

    see Beak

  2. Beck(noun)

    a small brook

  3. Beck(noun)

    a vat. See Back

  4. Beck(verb)

    to nod, or make a sign with the head or hand

  5. Beck(verb)

    to notify or call by a nod, or a motion of the head or hand; to intimate a command to

  6. Beck(noun)

    a significant nod, or motion of the head or hand, esp. as a call or command


  1. Beck Hansen

    Beck Hansen, known by the stage name Beck, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He rose to fame in the early 1990s with his lo-fi, sonically experimental style, and he became well known for creating musical collages of a wide range of styles. His later recordings encompass folk, funk, soul, hip hop, alternative rock, country, and psychedelia. He has released 12 studio albums, as well as several non-album singles and a book of sheet music. Born in Los Angeles in 1970, Beck discovered hip hop and folk music in his teens and began to perform locally at coffeehouses and clubs. He moved to New York City in 1989 and became involved in the city's small but intense anti-folk movement. After returning to his hometown in the early 1990s, he cut his breakthrough single "Loser", which became a worldwide hit in 1994. His 1996 release Odelay produced hit singles, topped critic polls and won several awards. He released the stripped-down Mutations in 1998, and the funk-infused Midnite Vultures in 1999. The downcast, acoustic Sea Change showcased a more serious Beck, and 2005's Guero returned to sample-based production.

Translations for Beck

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


always ready to carry out someone's wishes

He has servants at his beck and call.

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