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Definition 1: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent - [noun denoting quantity]

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

  • a batch of letters
  • a deal of trouble
  • a lot of money
  • he made a mint on the stock market
  • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
  • it must have cost plenty
  • a slew of journalists
  • a wad of money

Synonyms for peck in the sense of this definition

(peck is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude

(... is a kind of peck ) an overwhelming number or amount

"a flood of requests" "a torrent of abuse"

(... is a kind of peck ) a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation

Definition 2: a United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605 cubic inches - [noun denoting quantity]

(peck is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement of capacity for dry substances officially adopted in the United States Customary System

(peck is a part of ...) a United States dry unit equal to 2 pints or 67.2 cubic inches

(... is part of peck) a United States dry measure equal to 4 pecks or 2152.42 cubic inches

Definition 3: a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons - [noun denoting quantity]

(peck is a kind of ...) a unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System; British units are both dry and wet

(... is part of peck) a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 pecks

Definition 4: bother persistently with trivial complaints - [verb of communication]

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

  • She nags her husband all day long

Synonyms for peck in the sense of this definition

(peck is a kind of ...) express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

"My mother complains all day" "She has a lot to kick about"

Definition 5: eat by pecking at, like a bird - [verb of consumption]

Synonyms for peck in the sense of this definition

(peck is a kind of ...) take in solid food

"She was eating a banana" "What did you eat for dinner last night?"

Definition 6: eat like a bird - [verb of consumption]

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

  • The anorexic girl just picks at her food

Synonyms for peck in the sense of this definition

(peck is a kind of ...) take in solid food

"She was eating a banana" "What did you eat for dinner last night?"

Definition 7: kiss lightly - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for peck in the sense of this definition

(peck is a kind of ...) touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.

"The newly married couple kissed" "She kissed her grandfather on the forehead when she entered the room"

Definition 8: hit lightly with a picking motion - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for peck in the sense of this definition

(peck is a kind of ...) deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

"The teacher struck the child" "the opponent refused to strike" "The boxer struck the attacker dead"

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