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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"
  2. kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion; " The couple were necking in the back seat of the car"
  3. a cut of meat from the neck of an animal
  4. a narrow elongated projecting strip of land
  5. Any part of an inanimate object corresponding to or resembling the neck of an animal
  6. The long slender part of a vessel, as a retort, or of a fruit, as a gourd.
  7. A long narrow tract of land projecting from the main body, or a narrow tract connecting two larger tracts.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. the point where the base of the stem of a plant arises from the root.
  11. To kiss and caress amorously.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. The part of an animal's body between the head and trunk: a long narrow part.
  15. Part between the head and body; anything like a neck.
  16. The part of an animal connecting the head and trunk; any similar part, as in a bottle or garment.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.

Usage examples for neck

  1. She ran up to him and put her arms round his neck. – A Girl in Ten Thousand by L. T. Meade
  2. She put her arm around his neck and drew him close. – A Manifest Destiny by Julia Magruder
  3. The man was dead, however, with a broken neck. – Null-ABC by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  4. The little cross under your neck?" – Riders of the Silences by Max Brand
  5. With his arm about Chum's neck, he bent close to the collie's ear and whispered: " Good- by, Chummie! – His Dog by Albert Payson Terhune
  6. Well, we'll see what we can do; we may be able to let you have a bit of the neck- end. – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  7. She put her arms round his neck. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  8. Say, Chief, how did you get that spot of black on your neck? – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
  9. Suddenly her mother threw an arm round her neck. – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  10. These are my last words, and I swear to you that after this I will pass the rope about my neck myself! – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
  11. He bent down and kissed the back of her neck. – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  12. " Lay hold of me," he commanded, and she locked her arms about his neck. – Jane Journeys On by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  13. Grace sprang up and threw her arms around her neck. – Marion's Faith. by Charles King
  14. The poor boy felt sure that he was going to break his neck and prayed for safety. – Pinocchio in Africa by Cherubini
  15. She put her arms round Cecilia's neck: 'I trust you are not unhappy. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  16. She did not answer, but her arms fell from my neck, and she approached the window. – Arms and the Woman by Harold MacGrath
  17. Going over to Clarissa, she lays her arms gently round her neck. – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess
  18. Let him bust his fool neck! – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford
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