What does peck mean?

Definitions for peckpɛk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word peck.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. peck(noun)

    a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons

  3. peck(verb)

    a United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605 cubic inches

  4. peck, pick, beak(verb)

    hit lightly with a picking motion

  5. peck, pick up(verb)

    eat by pecking at, like a bird

  6. smack, peck(verb)

    kiss lightly

  7. pick at, peck at, peck(verb)

    eat like a bird

    "The anorexic girl just picks at her food"

  8. nag, peck, hen-peck(verb)

    bother persistently with trivial complaints

    "She nags her husband all day long"


  1. peck(Noun)

    One quarter of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts.

    They picked a peck of wheat.

  2. peck(Noun)

    A great deal; a large or excessive quantity.

    She figured most children probably ate a peck of dirt before they turned ten.

  3. peck(Noun)

    A short kiss.

    I greeted him with a quick peck on the cheek.

  4. peck(Verb)

    To strike or pierce with the beak or bill (of a bird) or similar instrument.

    The birds pecked at their food.

  5. peck(Verb)

    To do something in small, intermittent pieces.

    He has been pecking away at that project for some time now.

  6. peck(Verb)

    To type by searching for each key individually.

  7. peck(Verb)

    To type in general.

  8. peck(Verb)

    To kiss.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peck(noun)

    the fourth part of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts; as, a peck of wheat

  2. Peck(noun)

    a great deal; a large or excessive quantity

  3. Peck

    to strike with the beak; to thrust the beak into; as, a bird pecks a tree

  4. Peck

    hence: To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with a pointed instrument; especially, to strike, pick, etc., with repeated quick movements

  5. Peck

    to seize and pick up with the beak, or as with the beak; to bite; to eat; -- often with up

  6. Peck

    to make, by striking with the beak or a pointed instrument; as, to peck a hole in a tree

  7. Peck(verb)

    to make strokes with the beak, or with a pointed instrument

  8. Peck(verb)

    to pick up food with the beak; hence, to eat

  9. Peck(noun)

    a quick, sharp stroke, as with the beak of a bird or a pointed instrument

  10. Origin: [See Pick, v.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peck

    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.']

  2. Peck

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of peck in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tom Brady:

    That was like a peck.

  2. William Shakespeare, "Othello", Act 1 scene 1:

    I will wear my heart upon my sleeveFor daws to peck at.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    I will wear my heart upon my sleeve For daws to peck at.

  4. Miguel de Cervantes:

    It is a true saying that a man must eat a peck of salt with his friend before he knows him.

  5. Paul Peronard:

    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.

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