beaklike mouth of animals other than birds (e.g., turtles)
beak, bill, neb, nib, pecker(noun)
horny projecting mouth of a bird
a beaklike, tapering tip on certain plant structures
beak, honker, hooter, nozzle, snoot, snout, schnozzle, schnoz(verb)
informal terms for the nose
peck, pick, beak(verb)
hit lightly with a picking motion
A rigid structure projecting from the front of a bird's face, used for pecking, grooming and for eating food.
A similar structure forming the jaws of an octopus.
The metal point fixed on the bows of a war galley, used as a ram.
A justice of the peace, magistrate, headmaster or other person of authority.
The human nose, especially one that is large and pointed.
strike with the beak.
seize with the beak.
the bill or nib of a bird, consisting of a horny sheath, covering the jaws. The form varied much according to the food and habits of the bird, and is largely used in the classification of birds
a similar bill in other animals, as the turtles
the long projecting sucking mouth of some insects, and other invertebrates, as in the Hemiptera
the upper or projecting part of the shell, near the hinge of a bivalve
the prolongation of certain univalve shells containing the canal
anything projecting or ending in a point, like a beak, as a promontory of land
a beam, shod or armed at the end with a metal head or point, and projecting from the prow of an ancient galley, in order to pierce the vessel of an enemy; a beakhead
that part of a ship, before the forecastle, which is fastened to the stem, and supported by the main knee
a continuous slight projection ending in an arris or narrow fillet; that part of a drip from which the water is thrown off
any process somewhat like the beak of a bird, terminating the fruit or other parts of a plant
a toe clip. See Clip, n. (Far.)
a magistrate or policeman
The beak, bill, or rostrum is an external anatomical structure of birds which is used for eating and for grooming, manipulating objects, killing prey, fighting, probing for food, courtship and feeding young. The terms beak and rostrum are also used to refer to a similar mouthpart in some Ornithischian dinosaurs, monotremes, cephalopods, cetaceans, billfishes, pufferfishes, turtles, Anuran tadpoles and sirens. Although beaks vary significantly in size, shape and color, they share a similar underlying structure. Two bony projections—the upper and lower mandibles—are covered with a thin keratinized layer of epidermis known as the rhamphotheca. In most species, two holes known as nares lead to the respiratory system.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bēk, n. the bill of a bird: anything pointed or projecting: the nose: in the ancient galley, a pointed iron fastened to the prow for piercing the enemy's vessel: (slang) a magistrate.—adj. Beaked (bēkt). [O. Fr. bec—Low L. beccus, of Celt. (Gaulish) origin.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
In some animals, the jaws together with their horny covering. The beak usually refers to the bill of birds in which the whole varies greatly in form according of the food and habits of the bird. While the beak refers most commonly to birds, the anatomical counterpart is found also in the turtle, squid, and octopus. (From Webster, 3d ed & Storer, et al., General Zoology, 6th ed, p491, 755)
The numerical value of beak in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of beak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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- човка, клюнBulgarian
- becCatalan, Valencian
- ράμφος, έμβολοGreek
- bec, éperonFrench
- snaffelWestern Frisian
- gobScottish Gaelic
- nef, goggurIcelandic
- 부리, 주둥이Korean
- SchniewelLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- bek, snavelDutch
- kljun, кљунSerbo-Croatian
- çukë, sqepAlbanian
- bödahoned, tipamud, honedVolapük
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