Pronunciation: dŭk
n.1.A pet; a darling.
1.A linen (or sometimes cotton) fabric, finer and lighter than canvas, - used for the lighter sails of vessels, the sacking of beds, and sometimes for men's clothing.
2.(Naut.) The light clothes worn by sailors in hot climates.
v. t.1.To thrust or plunge under water or other liquid and suddenly withdraw.
[imp. & p. p. Ducked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ducking.]
2.To plunge the head of under water, immediately withdrawing it; as, duck the boy.
3.To bow; to bob down; to move quickly with a downward motion.
v. i.1.To go under the surface of water and immediately reappear; to dive; to plunge the head in water or other liquid; to dip.
2.To drop the head or person suddenly; to bow.
n.1.(Zool.) Any bird of the subfamily Anatinæ, family Anatidæ.
2.A sudden inclination of the bead or dropping of the person, resembling the motion of a duck in water.
Bombay duck
(Zool.) a fish. See Bummalo.
Buffel duck
See Buffel duck.
Duck ant
(Zool.) a species of white ant in Jamaica which builds large nests in trees.
Duck barnacle
(Zool.) See Goose barnacle.
Duck hawk
a - (Zool.) In the United States: The peregrine falcon.
b - In England: The marsh harrier or moor buzzard.
Duck mole
(Zool.) a small aquatic mammal of Australia, having webbed feet and a bill resembling that of a duck (Ornithorhynchus anatinus). It belongs the subclass Monotremata and is remarkable for laying eggs like a bird or reptile; - called also duckbill, platypus, mallangong, mullingong, tambreet, and water mole.
To make ducks and drakes
to throw a flat stone obliquely, so as to make it rebound repeatedly from the surface of the water, raising a succession of jets<- = skipping stones ->
To play at ducks and drakes
to throw it away heedlessly or squander it foolishly and unprofitably.
Lame duck
See under Lame.
Noun1.duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
2.duck - (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman
Synonyms: duck's egg
3.duck - flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)
4.duck - a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents
Verb1.duck - to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away; "Before he could duck, another stone struck him"
2.duck - submerge or plunge suddenly
3.duck - dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool"
Synonyms: douse, dip
4.duck - avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
To see ducks swimming in your dream, signifies female companionship. To see them flying in your dream, relates to luck and prosperity. Ducks are rather multi-talented animals that can walk, swim and fly and thus may represent your flexibility and in blending into various situations. To see a white duck in your dream, signifies falsehood and deceit.Adamite, Bantam, Cornish hen, about the bush, also-ran, angel, avert, avoidance, avoiding reaction, babe, baby, baby-doll, back and fill, banty, baptism, baptize, barn-door fowl, barnyard fowl, bastard, beat around, beg the question, being, bend, bend the knee, biddy, bilk, bird, blench, blink, body, booby, bow, broiler, brooder, broody hen, bugger, burial, bury, buttercup, caille, canard, caneton, capon, case, cat, chanticleer, chap, chapon, character, cherub, chick, chickabiddy, chicken, chicky, circumvention, cock, cockerel, creature, cringe, crouch, curtsy, customer, darling, dear, deary, defeatee, defense mechanism, deluge, dindon, dipping, dive, dodge, dog it, doll, domestic fowl, double, dousing, drake, draw back, draw in, drown, duck duty, ducking, duckling, dunghill fowl, dunk, dunking, earthling, elude, elusion, elusiveness, engulfment, equivocate, equivocation, escape, eschew, evasion, evasive action, evasiveness, fade, faisan, fall back, fall guy, fallback, feller, fellow, fence, flinch, float, flood, flow on, forbearance, forestalling, forestallment, fowl, fryer, game fowl, game loser, gander, genuflect, genuflection, get out of, getting around, gobbler, goldbrick, good loser, good sport, goof off, goose, gosling, groundling, grouse, guinea cock, guinea fowl, guinea hen, guy, hand, hang back, head, hem and haw, hen, hen turkey, homo, hon, honey, honey bunch, honey child, hum and haw, human, human being, immerge, immergence, immersion, individual, inundate, inundation, jasper, jib, jink, joker, kneel, kneeling, kowtow, lad, lamb, lambkin, life, living soul, loser, love, lover, make a reverence, malinger, man, merge, mince the truth, mince words, mortal, neutrality, nod, nonintervention, noninvolvement, nose, not pull fair, obeisance, oddball, oddity, oie, one, original, overwhelm, palter, parry, partlet, partridge, party, person, personage, personality, pet, petkins, pheasant, pigeon, pigeonneau, plunge in water, poulard, poulet, poult, poultry, pour on, precious, precious heart, prevaricate, prevent, prevention, prostration, pull away, pull back, pull in, pull out, pullback, pullet, pullout, pussyfoot, put off, quail, quiz, rain, recoil, reel back, refraining, retract, retreat, reverence, roaster, rooster, salaam, setting hen, sheer off, shift, shift off, shirk, shrink, shrink back, shunning, shunting off, shy away, shy off, sidestep, sidestepping, sidetracking, single, sink, sinking, skulk, slack, slide out of, slip, slip out of, sluice, sneak out of, snookums, soldier, somebody, someone, soul, sousing, spook, sport, spring chicken, squab, squat, start aside, start back, steer clear of, step aside, stewing chicken, stooge, stoop, stud, submergence, submersion, sugar, supination, swamp, sweet, sweetheart, sweetie, sweetkins, sweets, tellurian, tergiversate, terran, the runaround, the vanquished, tom, tom turkey, turkey, turkey gobbler, turkey-cock, turn aside, underdog, victim, volaille, waffle, ward, ward off, weasel, weasel out, welsh, whelm, wild duck, wince, withdraw, worldling, zigzag, zombie
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Duchesse lace
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Duck ant
Duck barnacle
duck down
Duck hawk
duck hunter
duck hunting
Duck mole
duck pate
duck sauce
duck shot
duck soup
duck's egg
Duck's-bill limpet
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