• Peck Definition & Synonyms
- (v.) To seize and pick up with the beak, or as with the beak; to bite; to eat; -- often with up.
- (v.) To make, by striking with the beak or a pointed instrument; as, to peck a hole in a tree.
- (v. i.) To pick up food with the beak; hence, to eat.
- (v.) Hence: To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with a pointed instrument; especially, to strike, pick, etc., with repeated quick movements.
- (v. i.) To make strokes with the beak, or with a pointed instrument.
- (n.) The fourth part of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts; as, a peck of wheat.
- (n.) A quick, sharp stroke, as with the beak of a bird or a pointed instrument.
- (n.) A great deal; a large or excessive quantity.
- (v.) To strike with the beak; to thrust the beak into; as, a bird pecks a tree.
• Pecked Definition & Synonyms
- (imp. & p. p.) of Peck
• Pecker Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) An instrument for pecking; a pick.
- (n.) One who, or that which, pecks; specif., a bird that pecks holes in trees; a woodpecker.