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Definition peck

Etymology 1

From Middle English pecken, pekken, variant of Middle English piken, picken, pikken (“to pick, use a pointed implement”). More at pick.

Verb

peck (third-person singular simple present pecks, present participle pecking, simple past and past participle pecked)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To strike or pierce with the beak or bill (of a bird).
  2. (transitive) To form by striking with the beak or a pointed instrument.
  3. To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with a pointed instrument, especially with repeated quick movements.
  4. To seize and pick up with the beak, or as if with the beak; to bite; to eat; often with up.
  5. To do something in small, intermittent pieces.
  6. To type by searching for each key individually.
  7. (rare) To type in general.
  8. To kiss briefly.
Noun

peck (plural pecks)

  1. An act of striking with a beak.
  2. A small kiss.

Etymology 2

Probably from Anglo-Norman pek, pekke, of uncertain origin.

Noun

peck (plural pecks)

  1. One quarter of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts.
  2. A great deal; a large or excessive quantity.

Etymology 3

Variant of pick (“to throw”).

Verb

peck (third-person singular simple present pecks, present participle pecking, simple past and past participle pecked)

  1. (regional) To throw.
  2. To lurch forward; especially, of a horse, to stumble after hitting the ground with the toe instead of the flat of the foot.

Etymology 4

Noun

peck (uncountable)

  1. Discoloration caused by fungus growth or insects.

Etymology 5

Noun

peck (plural pecks)

  1. Misspelling of pec.

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