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. opening for the neck; the part of a garment near the neck opening
  4. a cut of meat from the neck of an animal
  5. a narrow elongated projecting strip of land
  6. The part of an animal which connects the head and the trunk, and which, in man and many other animals, is more slender than the trunk.
  7. Any part of an inanimate object corresponding to or resembling the neck of an animal
  8. The long slender part of a vessel, as a retort, or of a fruit, as a gourd.
  9. A long narrow tract of land projecting from the main body, or a narrow tract connecting two larger tracts.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. the point where the base of the stem of a plant arises from the root.
  13. To kiss and caress amorously.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Cervix, collum, trachelos. 1. The part between the shoulders or thorax and the head. 2. In anatomy any constricted portion having a fancied resemblance to the neck of an animal.
  17. Rounded column connecting head and shoulders; narrow portion of an organ, as cervex uteri.
  18. The part of an animal's body between the head and trunk: a long narrow part.
  19. Part between the head and body; anything like a neck.
  20. The part of an animal connecting the head and trunk; any similar part, as in a bottle or garment.
  21. 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.
  22. 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. Grace sprang up and threw her arms around her neck – Marion's Faith. by Charles King
  2. Suddenly her mother threw an arm round her neck – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. 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
  4. The little cross under your neck – Riders of the Silences by Max Brand
  5. The man was dead, however, with a broken neck – Null-ABC by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  6. Say, Chief, how did you get that spot of black on your neck – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
  7. 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
  8. Let him bust his fool neck – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford
  9. Going over to Clarissa, she lays her arms gently round her neck – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess
  10. She ran up to him and put her arms round his neck – A Girl in Ten Thousand by L. T. Meade
  11. Her arms dropped from my neck – To-morrow? by Victoria Cross
  12. She put her arms round his neck – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  13. " Lay hold of me," he commanded, and she locked her arms about his neck – Jane Journeys On by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  14. She did not answer, but her arms fell from my neck and she approached the window. – Arms and the Woman by Harold MacGrath
  15. 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
  16. He bent down and kissed the back of her neck – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  17. 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
  18. She put her arm around his neck and drew him close. – A Manifest Destiny by Julia Magruder
  19. The poor boy felt sure that he was going to break his neck and prayed for safety. – Pinocchio in Africa by Cherubini