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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vaulting horse, long horse, bucknoun

    a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting

  2. dollar, dollar bill, one dollar bill, buck, clamnoun

    a piece of paper money worth one dollar

  3. Buck, Pearl Buck, Pearl Sydenstricker Bucknoun

    United States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892-1973)

  4. sawhorse, horse, sawbuck, bucknoun

    a framework for holding wood that is being sawed

  5. buckverb

    mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope)

  6. buckverb

    to strive with determination

    "John is bucking for a promotion"

  7. buck, go againstverb


    "buck the trend"

  8. tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buckverb

    move quickly and violently

    "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"

  9. buck, jerk, hitchverb

    jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched

    "the yung filly bucked"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bucknoun

    lye or suds in which cloth is soaked in the operation of bleaching, or in which clothes are washed

  2. Bucknoun

    the cloth or clothes soaked or washed

  3. Buckverb

    to soak, steep, or boil, in lye or suds; -- a process in bleaching

  4. Buckverb

    to wash (clothes) in lye or suds, or, in later usage, by beating them on stones in running water

  5. Buckverb

    to break up or pulverize, as ores

  6. Bucknoun

    the male of deer, especially fallow deer and antelopes, or of goats, sheep, hares, and rabbits

  7. Bucknoun

    a gay, dashing young fellow; a fop; a dandy

  8. Bucknoun

    a male Indian or negro

  9. Buckverb

    to copulate, as bucks and does

  10. Buckverb

    to spring with quick plunging leaps, descending with the fore legs rigid and the head held as low down as possible; -- said of a vicious horse or mule

  11. Buckverb

    to subject to a mode of punishment which consists in tying the wrists together, passing the arms over the bent knees, and putting a stick across the arms and in the angle formed by the knees

  12. Buckverb

    to throw by bucking. See Buck, v. i., 2

  13. Bucknoun

    a frame on which firewood is sawed; a sawhorse; a sawbuck

  14. Bucknoun

    the beech tree

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Buck

    buk, n. the male of the deer, goat, hare, and rabbit—often used specifically of the male of the fallow-deer: a dashing young fellow.—v.i. (of a horse or mule—a Buck′jumper) to attempt to throw by a series of rapid jumps into the air, coming down with the back arched, the head down, and the forelegs stiff: (U.S.) to make obstinate resistance to any improvements.—ns. Buck′een, a poor Irish gentleman, without means to support his gentility; Buck′-eye, the American horse-chestnut; Buck′horn, the material of a buck's horn; Buck′-hound, a small kind of staghound used for hunting bucks; Buck′-shot, a large kind of shot, used in shooting deer; Buck′skin, a soft leather made of deerskin or sheepskin: a strong twilled woollen cloth, cropped of nap and carefully finished.—adj. made of the skin of a buck.—n.pl. Buck′skins, breeches made usually of the cloth, not of the leather.—ns. Buck′thorn, a genus of shrubs, the berry of which supplies the sap-green used by painters; Buck′-tooth, a projecting tooth. [A.S. buc, bucca; Dut. bok, Ger. bock, a he-goat.]

  2. Buck

    buk, v.t. to soak or steep in lye, a process in bleaching.—n. lye in which clothes are bleached.—n. Buck′-bas′ket, a basket in which clothes are carried to be bucked. [Ety. obscure; M. E. bouken; cog. words are Ger. bäuchen, beuchen.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. buckadjective

    To be crunk/krunk with a hostile intention. To be buck is to be hard to be ready to fight. "Knuck if you buck" means "hit me if you're hard". Knuck means to take a swing to hit. "Knuck if you buck" -- Crime Mob (Knuck If You Buck)

  2. buckverb

    To threaten by 'jumping' toward a person. e.g.: Roy Jones Jr.'s signature move was to buck at the opponent and after he flinched hit him. "We'll be knuckin if you buckin, you'll be duckin if you get too close" -- Crime Mob (Knuck If You Buck)

  3. buckverb

    To fight.

  4. buckverb

    To shoot. "He bulletproof everything 'case niggaz try and buck him." -- LLoyd Banks featuring 50 Cent (Warrior pt. II) "Before I buck lead, and make a lot of blood shed" Big L ('98 Freestyle)

  5. buckverb

    To cock your gun.

  6. bucknoun

    One dollar. "...call in collect to save a buck or two." -- Talib Kweli & Hi Tek (Beautiful Struggle)

  7. bucknoun

    Also a Houston, TX term for leather and woodgrain trim in a car. "All my car got leather and wood, in my hood we call it buck." -- UGK's Pimp-C on Jay-Z's "Big Pimpin."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of buck in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of buck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of buck in a Sentence

  1. Saroop Ijaz:

    Ceding space to the military isn't the answer. Parliament can't pass the buck for creating a functioning criminal justice system, there's been no movement on reform ... When the military courts lapse, the criminal justice system will still be broken.

  2. Army Pvt. Katelyn Gallagher:

    He said he gave him to a family and he wouldn’t tell me where Buck was, it was a nightmare.

  3. Tim Clark:

    I told Scott about this buck, but I also made it clear that he’d have to give me five days of total commitment, no shooting smaller bucks, no asking to move to another spot. It was this buck or nothing, and I said if he didn’t want to do it, that was totally fine. He signed up, and on the last day of the hunt Scott was rewarded with a shot at this giant.

  4. David Kimberley:

    The latest surge in dogecoin is a continuation of the greater fool theory trend we’ve seen playing out over the past couple of months, more people are aware of what’s going on and are looking to jump on the gravy train to make a quick buck. It’s very likely that Elon Musk pumping the coin tomorrow on prime-time U.S. TV will only serve to compound things and push the price up.

  5. Tom Sawyer:

    Then my Uncle Randy, who’s my dad’s twin brother, died just before last year’s bowhunt, so Dad and I just didn’t feel up to it last fall; the three of us had always done everything together. But this year we were ready. We were hunting this new property in Missouri, and the activity seemed to all be happening on this remote section of the farm, where some CRP met a creek. I went back there and tucked in to a patch of willows, right on the ground. I rattled and had four small bucks trot right in and never see me, so I liked the setup. A while later, a big doe came out in the grass—and right behind her was this giant. I had one long shot at him but it was windy and I passed it. He was walking away when I rattled once, and he ignored it. Then I looked up to the sky and said, ‘Bring him in to me Uncle Randy.’ I hit the horns hard, and the buck spun around and walked right in for the shot. The biggest buck I’d shot before him was 140 inches, and I like to think my uncle had a big part of this special buck.

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    a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
    • A. caddie
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    • C. knead
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