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NOUN (3)

1. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;
- Example: "a batch of letters"
- Example: "a deal of trouble"
- Example: "a lot of money"
- Example: "he made a mint on the stock market"
- Example: "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"
- Example: "it must have cost plenty"
- Example: "a slew of journalists"
- Example: "a wad of money"
[syn: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad]

2. a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons;

3. a United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605 cubic inches;


VERB (5)

1. hit lightly with a picking motion;
[syn: peck, pick, beak]

2. eat by pecking at, like a bird;
[syn: peck, pick up]

3. kiss lightly;
[syn: smack, peck]

4. eat like a bird;
- Example: "The anorexic girl just picks at her food"
[syn: pick at, peck at, peck]

5. bother persistently with trivial complaints;
- Example: "She nags her husband all day long"
[syn: nag, peck, hen-peck]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peck \Peck\, n. [Perh. akin to pack; or, orig., an indefinite quantity, and fr. peck, v. (below): cf. also F. picotin a peak.] 1. The fourth part of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts; as, a peck of wheat. "A peck of provender." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A great deal; a large or excessive quantity. "A peck of uncertainties and doubts." --Milton. [1913 Webster] `
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peck \Peck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pecked (p[e^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Pecking.] [See Pick, v.] 1. To strike with the beak; to thrust the beak into; as, a bird pecks a tree. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with a pointed instrument; especially, to strike, pick, etc., with repeated quick movements. [1913 Webster] 3. To seize and pick up with the beak, or as with the beak; to bite; to eat; -- often with up. --Addison. [1913 Webster] This fellow pecks up wit as pigeons peas. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To make, by striking with the beak or a pointed instrument; as, to peck a hole in a tree. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peck \Peck\, v. i. 1. To make strokes with the beak, or with a pointed instrument. --Carew. [1913 Webster] 2. To pick up food with the beak; hence, to eat. [1913 Webster] [The hen] went pecking by his side. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] To peck at, (a) to attack with petty and repeated blows; to carp at; to nag; to tease. (a) to eat slowly and in small portions, with litle interest; as, to peck at one's food. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peck \Peck\ (p[e^]k), n. A quick, sharp stroke, as with the beak of a bird or a pointed instrument. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

peck n 1: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "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" [syn: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad] 2: a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons 3: a United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605 cubic inches v 1: hit lightly with a picking motion [syn: peck, pick, beak] 2: eat by pecking at, like a bird [syn: peck, pick up] 3: kiss lightly [syn: smack, peck] 4: eat like a bird; "The anorexic girl just picks at her food" [syn: pick at, peck at, peck] 5: bother persistently with trivial complaints; "She nags her husband all day long" [syn: nag, peck, hen-peck]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

105 Moby Thesaurus words for "peck": abundance, acres, bags, barrel, barrels, batch, beak, brush, bug, bunt, bushel, buss, carp at, chuck, considerable, copiousness, countlessness, dab, deal, fillip, flick, flip, flirt, flood, fret at, fuss at, gobs, good deal, graze, great deal, hassle, heap, heaps, henpeck, lashings, lip, load, loads, lot, lots, lump, mass, mess, mint, mountain, much, multitude, nag, nibble, nibble at, niggle, nosh, numerousness, ocean, oceans, oodles, osculate, pack, pat, peck at, pester, pick, pick at, pick on, pile, piles, plenitude, plenty, pot, power, profusion, quantities, quantity, quite a little, raft, rafts, rap, scads, sea, sight, slew, slews, smack, smooch, snack, snap, spate, stack, stacks, superabundance, superfluity, tap, tickle, tidy sum, tip, tons, touch, volume, wad, wads, whisk, whole slew, world, worlds, yap at
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

PECK. A measure of capacity, equal to two gallons. Vide Measure.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Peck, ID -- U.S. city in Idaho Population (2000): 186 Housing Units (2000): 96 Land area (2000): 0.268318 sq. miles (0.694941 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.268318 sq. miles (0.694941 sq. km) FIPS code: 61840 Located within: Idaho (ID), FIPS 16 Location: 46.473786 N, 116.425083 W ZIP Codes (1990): 83545 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Peck, ID Peck
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Peck, MI -- U.S. village in Michigan Population (2000): 599 Housing Units (2000): 253 Land area (2000): 1.010187 sq. miles (2.616372 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.010187 sq. miles (2.616372 sq. km) FIPS code: 63260 Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26 Location: 43.258223 N, 82.816428 W ZIP Codes (1990): 48466 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Peck, MI Peck