Definitions of neck

  1. the part of an organism that connects the head to the rest of the body; "he admired her long graceful neck" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion; "The couple were necking in the back seat of the car" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. opening for the neck; the part of a garment near the neck opening Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a cut of meat from the neck of an animal Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a narrow elongated projecting strip of land Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. The part of an animal which connects the head and the trunk, and which, in man and many other animals, is more slender than the trunk. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Any part of an inanimate object corresponding to or resembling the neck of an animal Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The long slender part of a vessel, as a retort, or of a fruit, as a gourd. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A long narrow tract of land projecting from the main body, or a narrow tract connecting two larger tracts. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. That part of a violin, guitar, or similar instrument, which extends from the head to the body, and on which is the finger board or fret board. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A reduction in size near the end of an object, formed by a groove around it; as, a neck forming the journal of a shaft. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. the point where the base of the stem of a plant arises from the root. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To kiss and caress amorously. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To reduce the diameter of (an object) near its end, by making a groove around it; - used with down; as, to neck down a shaft. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. That part of the body between the head and trunk; a long narrow stretch of land or water, as an isthmus or a strait; the long slender part of an object, especially if near one end. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Cervix, collum, trachelos. 1. The part between the shoulders or thorax and the head. 2. In anatomy any constricted portion having a fancied resemblance to the neck of an animal. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  17. Rounded column connecting head and shoulders; narrow portion of an organ, as cervex uteri. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  18. The part of an animal's body between the head and trunk: a long narrow part. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Part between the head and body; anything like a neck. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. The part of an animal connecting the head and trunk; any similar part, as in a bottle or garment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. The part of an animal's body between the head and the trunk, and connecting them; anything similar; a long, narrow tract of land, or the long slender part of any vessel. Stiff-neck, obstinacy in sin. Neck and crop, completely. Neck and neck, equal. Neck or nothing, at great risks. To break the neck of, to lame the power of. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. The part of an animal between the head and the trunk; a narrow tract of land connecting two larger portions together; the long slender part of anything, as of a bottle. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. To reduce the diameter of an object near its end, by making a groove around it; -- used with down; as, to neck down a shaft. mso.anu.edu.au
  24. used sometimes figuratively. To "lay down the neck" ( Romans 16:4 ) is to hazard one's life. Threatenings of coming judgments are represented by the prophets by their laying bands upon the people's necks ( Deuteronomy 28:48 ; Isaiah 10:27 ; Jeremiah 27:2 ). Conquerors put their feet on the necks of their enemies as a sign of their subjection ( Joshua 10:24 ; 2 Sam 22:41 ). biblestudytools.com
  25. nek, n. the part of an animal's body between the head and trunk: anything that resembles the neck: a long narrow part or corner: (fig.) life: the flesh of the neck and adjoining parts.--v.t. to break the neck or cut off the head.--ns. NECK'ATEE, a neckerchief; NECK'-BAND, the part of a shirt encircling the neck; NECK'-BEAR'ING, that part of a shaft which rotates in the bearing proper, a journal; NECK'BEEF, the coarse flesh of the neck of cattle; NECK'CLOTH, a piece of folded cloth worn round the neck by men as a band or cravat, the ends hanging down often of lace.--adj. NECKED, having a neck of a certain kind.--ns. NECK'ERCHIEF, a kerchief for the neck; NECK'LACE, a lace or string of beads or precious stones worn on the neck by women; NECK'LET, a simple form of necklace; NECK'-MOULD, a small moulding surrounding a column at the junction of the shaft and capital; NECK'-PIECE, the part of a suit of armour that protects the neck: an ornamental frill round the neck of a gown; NECK'TIE, a tie or cloth for the neck; NECK'VERSE, the verse (usually Ps. li. 1) in early times placed before a prisoner claiming benefit-of-clergy, in order to test his ability to read, which, if he could do, he was burned in the hand and set free (see BENEFIT).--n. STIFF'NECK (see STIFF).--NECK AND CROP, completely; NECK AND NECK, exactly equal: side by side; NECK OR NOTHING, risking everything.--HARDEN THE NECK, to grow more obstinate; TREAD ON THE NECK OF, to oppress or tyrannise over. [A.S. hnecca; Ger. nacken.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  26. Collum-n. Derbyshire, Bronchocele. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  27. [Latin] The constricted part connecting the head and body. na
  28. [Latin] Hence, any constricted part near the extremity or head of an organ; as N. of the humerus, N. of the femur, N. of a tooth, N. of the uterus, N. of the bladder. na
  29. Part of body that connects head with shoulders (break one\'s n., dislocate vertebrae of this, be killed so; break n. of task &c., get hardest part of it over; save one\'s n., escape hanging; n. & crop, headlong, bodily; n. or nothing, desperately, staking all on success, it is a case for desperate attempts; n. & n., running even in race); flesh of animal\'s n. as food (esp. n. of mutton); part of shirt &c. that touches n.; narrow part of vessel, esp. of bottle near mouth, or of passage, pass, or channel; pass, narrow channel, isthmus; narrow connecting part between two parts of thing; (Arch.) lower part of capital; n.-band, part of garment round n.; neckcloth, cravat; neckerchief, kerchief worn round n.; necklace, ornament of precious stones or metal, or beads &c., worn round n.; n.-tie, band of silk &c. securing or seeming to secure shirt-collar; n.-verse, Latin verse (usu. beginning of Ps. li) printed in black letter by reading which person claiming benefit of clergy might save his n. Hence (-)necked a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. Last sheaf of corn cut. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  31. (shop), ties, collars, &c. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. Part between head and thorax. American pocket medical dictionary.
  33. The narrow part near the extremity of an organ or bone. American pocket medical dictionary.
  34. A more or less constricted portion of a structure connecting its parts, especially that part of the body of an animal which connects the head and the trunk. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  35. n. [Anglo-Saxon] The part of an animal’s body connecting the head and the trunk- a neck; the long slender part of a vessel, as a retort, or of a plant, as a gourd; a long, narrow tract of land connecting two larger tracts. Cabinet Dictionary

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