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9 definitions found
 for peck
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peck \Peck\, n. [Perh. akin to pack; or, orig., an indefinite
     quantity, and fr. peck, v. (below): cf. also F. picotin a
     peak.]
     1. The fourth part of a bushel; a dry measure of eight
        quarts; as, a peck of wheat. "A peck of provender."
        --Shak.
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     2. A great deal; a large or excessive quantity. "A peck of
        uncertainties and doubts." --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peck \Peck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pecked (p[e^]kt); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Pecking.] [See Pick, v.]
     1. To strike with the beak; to thrust the beak into; as, a
        bird pecks a tree.
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     2. Hence: To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with
        a pointed instrument; especially, to strike, pick, etc.,
        with repeated quick movements.
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     3. To seize and pick up with the beak, or as with the beak;
        to bite; to eat; -- often with up. --Addison.
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              This fellow pecks up wit as pigeons peas. --Shak.
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     4. To make, by striking with the beak or a pointed
        instrument; as, to peck a hole in a tree.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peck \Peck\, v. i.
     1. To make strokes with the beak, or with a pointed
        instrument. --Carew.
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     2. To pick up food with the beak; hence, to eat.
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              [The hen] went pecking by his side.   --Dryden.
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     To peck at,
        (a) to attack with petty and repeated blows; to carp at;
            to nag; to tease.
        (a) to eat slowly and in small portions, with litle
            interest; as, to peck at one's food.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peck \Peck\ (p[e^]k), n.
     A quick, sharp stroke, as with the beak of a bird or a
     pointed instrument.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  peck
      n 1: (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" [syn: 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]
      2: a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to
         2 gallons
      3: a United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605
         cubic inches
      v 1: hit lightly with a picking motion [syn: peck, pick,
           beak]
      2: eat by pecking at, like a bird [syn: peck, pick up]
      3: kiss lightly [syn: smack, peck]
      4: eat like a bird; "The anorexic girl just picks at her food"
         [syn: pick at, peck at, peck]
      5: bother persistently with trivial complaints; "She nags her
         husband all day long" [syn: nag, peck, hen-peck]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  105 Moby Thesaurus words for "peck":
     abundance, acres, bags, barrel, barrels, batch, beak, brush, bug,
     bunt, bushel, buss, carp at, chuck, considerable, copiousness,
     countlessness, dab, deal, fillip, flick, flip, flirt, flood,
     fret at, fuss at, gobs, good deal, graze, great deal, hassle, heap,
     heaps, henpeck, lashings, lip, load, loads, lot, lots, lump, mass,
     mess, mint, mountain, much, multitude, nag, nibble, nibble at,
     niggle, nosh, numerousness, ocean, oceans, oodles, osculate, pack,
     pat, peck at, pester, pick, pick at, pick on, pile, piles,
     plenitude, plenty, pot, power, profusion, quantities, quantity,
     quite a little, raft, rafts, rap, scads, sea, sight, slew, slews,
     smack, smooch, snack, snap, spate, stack, stacks, superabundance,
     superfluity, tap, tickle, tidy sum, tip, tons, touch, volume, wad,
     wads, whisk, whole slew, world, worlds, yap at
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PECK. A measure of capacity, equal to two gallons. Vide Measure. 
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Peck, ID -- U.S. city in Idaho
     Population (2000):    186
     Housing Units (2000): 96
     Land area (2000):     0.268318 sq. miles (0.694941 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.268318 sq. miles (0.694941 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            61840
     Located within:       Idaho (ID), FIPS 16
     Location:             46.473786 N, 116.425083 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     83545
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Peck, ID
      Peck
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Peck, MI -- U.S. village in Michigan
     Population (2000):    599
     Housing Units (2000): 253
     Land area (2000):     1.010187 sq. miles (2.616372 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.010187 sq. miles (2.616372 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            63260
     Located within:       Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
     Location:             43.258223 N, 82.816428 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     48466
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Peck, MI
      Peck
  

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