beck definition

  • noun:
    • A gesture of beckoning or summons.
    • Chiefly British A small brook; a creek.
    • A stream or small river.
    • an important nod, or movement of the head or hand, especially as a call or demand.
    • See beak.
    • a little brook.
    • A vat. See straight back.
    • an important nod, or movement associated with the head or hand, esp. as a call or command.
    • A brook; a small stream; especially, a brook with a stony bed or tough course.
    • The area of a beck; a field or spot of ground adjacent to a brook. See group.
    • A nod of this mind or other significant gesture meant to be recognized as expressive of a desire, or as an indication of demand.
    • A gesture of beckoning or summons.
    • Chiefly British a little brook; a creek.
    • A stream or small river.
    • A significant nod, or movement associated with mind or hand, particularly as a call or demand.
    • A gesture of salutation or recognition; a bow; a courtesy.
    • An agricultural implement with two hooks, utilized in dressing turnips, etc.; a kind of mattock.
    • See beak.
    • A beak.
    • a little brook.
    • Any pointed or projecting area of the dress, especially of a head-dress, at the time of the bycocket.
    • A vat. See back.
    • A vat or vessel utilized in a dye-house; a back.
    • Same as beck-harman.
    • a beckoning motion
    • an important nod, or motion associated with mind or hand, esp. as a call or command.
    • A brook; a little flow; specifically, a brook with a stony bed or durable program.
    • The area of a beck; a field or patch of floor next to a brook. See batch.
    • A nod associated with the head or any other considerable gesture meant to be grasped as expressive of a desire, or as an indication of command.
    • A gesture of salutation or recognition; a bow; a courtesy.
    • An agricultural implement with two hooks, found in dressing turnips, etc.; a form of mattock.
    • A beak.
    • Any pointed or projecting part of the dress, especially of a head-dress, by the bycocket.
    • A vat or vessel utilized in a dye-house; a back.
    • identical to beck-harman.
    • a beckoning motion
  • idiom:
    • at (somebody's) beck and call willing to conform to any wish or demand.
    • at (a person's) beck and phone prepared to conform to any wish or demand.
  • verb:
    • To nod or movement with all the mind.
    • To nod or movement aided by the mind.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To nod, or make a sign aided by the mind or hand.
    • To nod, or make an indication aided by the mind or hand.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To notify or phone by a nod, or a motion of mind or hand; to intimate a command to.
    • To alert or phone by a nod, or a motion associated with mind or hand; to intimate a command to.
  • others:
    • To signal by a nod or other significant motion; beckon.
    • to identify an individual by a small bow or nod.
    • To summon or intimate some demand or desire to by a nod or gesture; beckon to.
    • To express by a gesture: because, to beck thanks.
    • To signal by a nod or any other considerable motion; beckon.
    • To recognize an individual by hook bow or nod.
    • To summon or intimate some demand or want to by a nod or gesture; beckon to.
    • To express by a gesture: since, to beck many thanks.

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