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noun (n)

  • (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent (noun.quantity)
    source: wordnet30
  • a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons (noun.quantity)
    source: wordnet30
  • a United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605 cubic inches (noun.quantity)
    source: wordnet30
  • The fourth part of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts; as, a peck of wheat. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A quick, sharp stroke, as with the beak of a bird or a pointed instrument. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • hit lightly with a picking motion (
    Synonym: beak, pick
    source: wordnet30
  • eat by pecking at, like a bird (verb.consumption)
    Synonym: pick up
    source: wordnet30
  • kiss lightly (
    Synonym: smack
    source: wordnet30
  • eat like a bird (verb.consumption)
    Synonym: peck at, pick at
    source: wordnet30
  • bother persistently with trivial complaints (verb.communication)
    Synonym: hen-peck, nag
    source: wordnet30
  • To strike with the beak; to thrust the beak into; as, a bird pecks a tree. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To make strokes with the beak, or with a pointed instrument. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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