the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body
"he admired her long graceful neck"; "the horse won by a neck"
a narrow elongated projecting strip of land
a cut of meat from the neck of an animal
a narrow part of an artifact that resembles a neck in position or form
"the banjo had a long neck"; "the bottle had a wide neck"
neck, neck opening(verb)
an opening in a garment for the neck of the wearer; a part of the garment near the wearer's neck
neck, make out(verb)
kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion
"The couple were necking in the back seat of the car"
The part of body connecting the head and the trunk found in humans and some animals.
The corresponding part in some other anatomical contexts.
The part of a shirt, dress etc., which fits a person's neck.
The tapered part of a bottle toward the opening.
The slender tubelike extension atop an archegonium, through which the sperm swim to reach the egg.
The extension of any stringed instrument on which a fingerboard is mounted
To hang by the neck; strangle; kill, eliminate
To make love; to snog; to intently kiss or cuddle.
Alan and Betty were necking in the back of a car when Betty's dad caught them.
To drink rapidly.
Origin: From nekke, from hnecca 'neck, nape', from hnakkô 'nape, back of the head' (compare Dutch nek, German Nacken, Danish nakke), from knok (cf. Tocharian A kñuk 'neck, nape'), mutated variant of *kneug/k (cf. Old English hnocc 'hook, penis', Welsh cnwch 'joint, knob', Latvian knaūķis 'dwarf', Ancient Greek 'to draw together').
the part of an animal which connects the head and the trunk, and which, in man and many other animals, is more slender than the trunk
any part of an inanimate object corresponding to or resembling the neck of an animal
the long slender part of a vessel, as a retort, or of a fruit, as a gourd
a long narrow tract of land projecting from the main body, or a narrow tract connecting two larger tracts
that part of a violin, guitar, or similar instrument, which extends from the head to the body, and on which is the finger board or fret board
a reduction in size near the end of an object, formed by a groove around it; as, a neck forming the journal of a shaft
the point where the base of the stem of a plant arises from the root
to reduce the diameter of (an object) near its end, by making a groove around it; -- used with down; as, to neck down a shaft
to kiss and caress amorously
Origin: [OE. necke, AS. hnecca; akin to D. nek the nape of the neck, G. nacken, OHG. nacch, hnacch, Icel. hnakki, Sw. nacke, Dan. nakke.]
The neck is the part of the body, on many terrestrial or secondarily aquatic vertebrates, that distinguishes the head from the torso or trunk. The adjective signifying "of the neck" is cervical.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nek, n. the part of an animal's body between the head and trunk: anything that resembles the neck: a long narrow part or corner: (fig.) life: the flesh of the neck and adjoining parts.—v.t. to break the neck or cut off the head.—ns. Neck′atee, a neckerchief; Neck′-band, the part of a shirt encircling the neck; Neck′-bear′ing, that part of a shaft which rotates in the bearing proper, a journal; Neck′beef, the coarse flesh of the neck of cattle; Neck′cloth, a piece of folded cloth worn round the neck by men as a band or cravat, the ends hanging down often of lace.—adj. Necked, having a neck of a certain kind.—ns. Neck′erchief, a kerchief for the neck; Neck′lace, a lace or string of beads or precious stones worn on the neck by women; Neck′let, a simple form of necklace; Neck′-mould, a small moulding surrounding a column at the junction of the shaft and capital; Neck′-piece, the part of a suit of armour that protects the neck: an ornamental frill round the neck of a gown; Neck′tie, a tie or cloth for the neck; Neck′verse, the verse (usually Ps. li. 1) in early times placed before a prisoner claiming benefit-of-clergy, in order to test his ability to read, which, if he could do, he was burned in the hand and set free (see Benefit).—n. Stiff′neck (see Stiff).—Neck and crop, completely; Neck and neck, exactly equal: side by side; Neck or nothing, risking everything.—Harden the neck, to grow more obstinate; Tread on the neck of, to oppress or tyrannise over. [A.S. hnecca; Ger. nacken.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A close connection between chin and chest, used for the display of linen, silk, furs, jewelry and skin, fitted with gullet, windpipe, hunger and thirst, and devoted to the rubber industry.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'neck' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1873
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'neck' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2022
Rank popularity for the word 'neck' in Nouns Frequency: #767
The numerical value of neck in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of neck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.
He literally touched my neck and his hand flew off me, and he said, ‘I can’t do anything for you: You have ‘gluten neck,’.
Living in the past is a dull and lonely business looking back strains the neck muscles, causes you to bump into people not going your way.
He is a teenager, after all-a strange agent with holes in his jeans, studs in his ear, a tail down his neck, a cap on his head (backward).
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