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Definition 1: small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs - [noun denoting animal]

(duck is a kind of ...) chiefly web-footed swimming birds

(... is a kind of duck ) small North American diving duck; males have bushy head plumage

(... is a kind of duck ) large-headed swift-flying diving duck of Arctic regions

(... is a kind of duck ) North American wild duck valued for sport and food

(... is a kind of duck ) heavy-bodied Old World diving duck having a grey-and-black body and reddish head

(... is a kind of duck ) North American diving duck with a grey-and-black body and reddish-brown head

(... is a kind of duck ) diving ducks of North America having a bluish-grey bill

(... is a kind of duck ) an undomesticated duck (especially a mallard)

(... is a kind of duck ) showy North American duck that nests in hollow trees

(... is a kind of duck ) showy crested Asiatic duck; often domesticated

(... is a kind of duck ) large crested wild duck of Central America and South America; widely domesticated

(... is a kind of duck ) any of various large diving ducks found along the seacoast: eider; scoter; merganser

(... is a kind of duck ) reddish-brown stiff-tailed duck of North America and northern South America

(... is a kind of duck ) Old World gooselike duck slightly larger than a mallard with variegated mostly black-and-white plumage and a red bill

(... is a kind of duck ) long-necked river duck of the Old and New Worlds having elongated central tail feathers

(... is a kind of duck ) adult male of a wild or domestic duck

(... is a kind of duck ) child's word for a duck

(... is a kind of duck ) young duck

(... is a kind of duck ) any of various ducks of especially bays and estuaries that dive for their food

(... is a kind of duck ) any of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending and dabbling

(... is a kind of duck ) wild dabbling duck from which domestic ducks are descended; widely distributed

(... is a kind of duck ) a dusky duck of northeastern United States and Canada

(... is a kind of duck ) any of various small short-necked dabbling river ducks of Europe and America

(... is a kind of duck ) freshwater duck of Eurasia and northern Africa related to mallards and teals

(... is a kind of duck ) freshwater duck of the northern hemisphere having a broad flat bill

(duck is a part of ...) down of the duck

(duck is a part of ...) flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)

(... is a member of duck) swimming birds having heavy short-legged bodies and bills with a horny tip: swans; geese; ducks

Definition 2: a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents - [noun denoting artifact]

(duck is a kind of ...) artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

"the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent" "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC" "she measured off enough material for a dress"

Definition 3: flesh of a duck (domestic or wild) - [noun denoting food]

(duck is a kind of ...) flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food

(... is a kind of duck ) flesh of a young domestic duck

(... is part of duck) small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs

Definition 4: (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for duck in the sense of this definition

(duck is a kind of ...) a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest

"the score was 7 to 0"

(duck belongs to category ...) a game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs

Definition 5: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) - [verb of communication]

Samples where duck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He dodged the issue
  • she skirted the problem
  • They tend to evade their responsibilities
  • he evaded the questions skillfully

Synonyms for duck in the sense of this definition

(duck is a kind of ...) stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something

"Her former friends now avoid her"

(... is a kind of duck ) dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted

"beg the question" "beg the point in the discussion"

(... is a kind of duck ) evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

Definition 6: to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away - [verb of motion]

Samples where duck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Before he could duck, another stone struck him

(duck is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 7: submerge or plunge suddenly - [verb of motion]

(duck is a kind of ...) drop steeply

"the stock market plunged"

Definition 8: dip into a liquid - [verb of motion]

Samples where duck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He dipped into the pool

Synonyms for duck in the sense of this definition

(duck is a kind of ...) immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate

"dip the garment into the cleaning solution" "dip the brush into the paint"

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