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(noun)
(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"
a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons
a United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605 cubic inches
peck, pick, beak(verb)
hit lightly with a picking motion
peck, pick up(verb)
eat by pecking at, like a bird
pick at, peck at, peck(verb)
eat like a bird
"The anorexic girl just picks at her food"
nag, peck, hen-peck(verb)
bother persistently with trivial complaints
"She nags her husband all day long"
One quarter of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts.
They picked a peck of wheat.
A great deal; a large or excessive quantity.
She figured most children probably ate a peck of dirt before they turned ten.
A short kiss.
I greeted him with a quick peck on the cheek.
To strike or pierce with the beak or bill (of a bird) or similar instrument.
The birds pecked at their food.
To do something in small, intermittent pieces.
He has been pecking away at that project for some time now.
To type by searching for each key individually.
To type in general.
the fourth part of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts; as, a peck of wheat
a great deal; a large or excessive quantity
to strike with the beak; to thrust the beak into; as, a bird pecks a tree
hence: To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with a pointed instrument; especially, to strike, pick, etc., with repeated quick movements
to seize and pick up with the beak, or as with the beak; to bite; to eat; -- often with up
to make, by striking with the beak or a pointed instrument; as, to peck a hole in a tree
to make strokes with the beak, or with a pointed instrument
to pick up food with the beak; hence, to eat
a quick, sharp stroke, as with the beak of a bird or a pointed instrument
Origin: [See Pick, v.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pek, n. a measure of capacity for dry goods=2 gallons, or one-fourth of a bushel: a great amount. [M. E. pekke, prob. from peck, 'to pick up.']
pek, v.t. to strike with the beak: to pick up with the beak: to eat: to strike with anything pointed: to strike with repeated blows.—ns. Peck′er, that which pecks: a woodpecker: (slang) spirit, as in 'to keep one's pecker up'=to keep up one's spirits; Peck′ing, the sport of throwing pebbles at birds.—adj. Peck′ish, somewhat hungry. [Pick.]
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The numerical value of peck in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of peck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I will wear my heart upon my sleeve For daws to peck at.
Normally you at least see it, but you can't see it, you can't smell it. ... We're going to have to hunt and peck through ice to get it out.
He that visits the sick in hopes of a legacy, but is never so friendly in all other cases, I look upon him as being no better than a raven that watches a weak sheep only to peck out its eyes.
These are horrible working conditions to try to recover oil, normally you at least see it, but you can't see it, you can't smell it. ... We're going to have to hunt and peck through ice to get it out.
He can get horses to do things that other people just can't get them to do, he has this almost telepathic conversation that goes on... it's almost like a communication with his horses. The way he asks them to do things is very different from the way a show jumper would ask his or Jo Peck horse to do something.
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Translations for peck
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- zobat, klovatCzech
- Bussi, Küsschen, pickenGerman
- pussata, kasa, naputtaa, näykkiä, naputella, läjä, pusu, peck, hakata, nokkiaFinnish
- bécot, becqueterFrench
- կտցել, պաչիկArmenian
- tongi, timotimo, timoMāori
- колве, цмокнува, цмок, клукаMacedonian
- cmoknięcie, dziobaćPolish
- bitoca, beijoca, bicadaPortuguese
- чмокнуть, чмоканье, уйма, клюнуть, клевать, куча, чмок, пек, чмокатьRussian
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