peck


peck
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peck [1] VERB 1) (of a bird) strike or bite with its beak. 2) kiss lightly or perfunctorily. 3) (peck at) informal eat (food) listlessly or daintily. 4) type slowly and laboriously.
NOUN 1) an act of pecking. 2) a light or perfunctory kiss.
ORIGIN of unknown origin.
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peck [2] NOUN a measure of capacity for dry goods, equal to a quarter of a bushel (2 imperial gallons = 9.092 l, or 8 US quarts = 8.81 l).
ORIGIN Old French pek.

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  • Peck — Peck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pecked}; 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with a pointed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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  • Peck — Peck, n. A quick, sharp stroke, as with the beak of a bird or a pointed instrument. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peck — pèck s.m.inv. TS metrol. unità di misura inglese di capacità per aridi, equivalente a litri 9,09 | unità di misura americana di capacità per liquidi, corrispondente a litri 8,810 {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1895. ETIMO: dall ingl. peck pl. pecks, di …   Dizionario italiano