Associations to the word «Duck»


DUCK, verb. (intransitive) To lower the head or body in order to prevent it from being struck by something.
DUCK, verb. (transitive) To lower (something) into water; to thrust or plunge under liquid and suddenly withdraw.
DUCK, verb. (intransitive) To go under the surface of water and immediately reappear; to plunge one's head into water or other liquid.
DUCK, verb. (transitive) To lower (the head) in order to prevent it from being struck by something.
DUCK, verb. (intransitive) To bow.
DUCK, verb. (transitive) To evade doing something.
DUCK, verb. (transitive) To lower the volume of (a sound) so that other sounds in the mix can be heard more clearly.
DUCK, noun. An aquatic bird of the family Anatidae, having a flat bill and webbed feet.
DUCK, noun. Specifically, an adult female duck; contrasted with drake and with duckling.
DUCK, noun. (uncountable) The flesh of a duck used as food.
DUCK, noun. (cricket) A batsman's score of zero after getting out. (short for duck's egg, since the digit "0" is round like an egg.)
DUCK, noun. (slang) A playing card with the rank of two.
DUCK, noun. A partly-flooded cave passage with limited air space.
DUCK, noun. A building intentionally constructed in the shape of an everyday object to which it is related.
DUCK, noun. A marble to be shot at with another marble (the shooter) in children's games.
DUCK, noun. (US) A cairn used to mark a trail.
DUCK, noun. One of the weights used to hold a spline in place for the purpose of drawing a curve.
DUCK, noun. A tightly-woven cotton fabric used as sailcloth.
DUCK, noun. (in plural) Trousers made of such material.
DUCK, noun. A term of endearment; pet; darling.
DUCK, noun. (British dialect) (chiefly East of the Pennines) Dear, mate (informal way of addressing a friend or stranger).
DUCK, proper noun. A surname​.
DUCK, proper noun. A town in North Carolina.
DUCK, proper noun. An unincorporated community in West Virginia.
DUCK AND COVER, verb. (intransitive) To duck under a surface and cover one's face with his hands.
DUCK ANT, noun. A kind of termite in Jamaica which builds large nests in trees.
DUCK ARSED, adjective. Alternative spelling of duck-arsed
DUCK BUTTER, noun. (vulgar) Semen.
DUCK CALL, noun. (hunting) Process by which a hunter lures waterfowl.
DUCK CALL, noun. (hunting) Tool that is used to do make a duck call. (1)
DUCK CALLS, noun. Plural of duck call
DUCK DECOY, noun. A structure used to catch wildfowl, consisting of a central pond and radiating water-filled arms.
DUCK DECOY, noun. A model duck used to attract other ducks.
DUCK DIVE, noun. (surfing) the action of duck diving (see verb below).
DUCK DIVE, verb. (surfing) to push one's surfboard (usually a shortboard) underwater nose-first, to get the surfer and board under a wave that has broken or is just about to break.
DUCK DIVED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of duck dive
DUCK DIVES, noun. Plural of duck dive
DUCK DIVING, verb. Present participle of duck dive
DUCK EGG, noun. (informal) Zero; nothing.
DUCK FART, noun. A layered (not mixed) drink made of Kahlua, Bailey's Irish cream and Crown Royal (in that order, and ideally with just a float of Crown).
DUCK FART, noun. (colloquial) A sound made when a stone is thrown into the water where the water breaks twice creating a longer sounding "plop".
DUCK FART, noun. (colloquial) A special sounding created when flatulence is released shortly after or during use of a shower, bath, or pool. Due to the moist areas involve, the air passing through creates a gross noise similar to a duck's quack.
DUCK FART, noun. (slang) Something insignificant or silent.
DUCK FART, noun. (baseball) (colloquial) A ball hit by a batter into the the gray area between the infield and outfield, usually tailing away from whoever is trying to catch it. Also known as a dying quail.
DUCK HAWK, noun. Peregrine falcon
DUCK HAWKS, noun. Plural of duck hawk
DUCK ITCH, noun. Synonym of swimmer's itch.
DUCK MOLE, noun. (archaic) The platypus.
DUCK MOLES, noun. Plural of duck mole
DUCK ON A ROCK, noun. (sometimes hyphenated) A longstanding children's game in which multiple players stand behind a throwing line and each takes a turn throwing a stone (sometimes called a "duck") at a target rock (sometimes called the "drake") that is guarded by another player, such that when a player's thrown stone dislodges the target rock all the players run to retrieve their thrown stones, while the guard replaces the target and then attempts to tag a player before he or she can return to the throwing line. If the guard successfully tags a player, then the guard and player swap roles.
DUCK ON DRAKE, noun. Alternative term for duck on a rock
DUCK ON THE ROCK, noun. Alternative form of duck on a rock
DUCK OUT, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To depart quickly or exit abruptly, especially in a manner which does not attract notice and before a meeting, event, etc. has concluded.
DUCK OUT, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To depart quickly or exit abruptly by way of, especially in a manner which does not attract notice and before a meeting, event, etc. has concluded.
DUCK OUT, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) (followed by of or from) To move or act so as to achieve avoidance, escape, or evasion.
DUCK SAUCE, noun. A spiced fruit-based condiment with a sweet-and-sour flavour and a translucent orange appearance, served with duck and other dishes at Chinese-American restaurants.
DUCK SOUP, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see duck,‎ soup.
DUCK SOUP, noun. (slang) (idiomatic) Something which is easy; a piece of cake.
DUCK SOUPS, noun. Plural of duck soup
DUCK STAMP, noun. (US) An adhesive stamp sold by the US Federal and various state governments as proof of payment for a duck hunting licence, with the proceeds used for conservation programs.
DUCK STAMPS, noun. Plural of duck stamp
DUCK TAPE, noun. A durable, cohesive tape.
DUCK TAPES, noun. Plural of duck tape
DUCK TEST, noun. (US) (idiomatic) for application of common sense and/or intuition regardless of technical parameters.
DUCK TESTS, noun. Plural of duck test
DUCK TYPING, noun. (computing) (programming) A style of dynamic typing in which an object's current set of methods and properties determines the valid semantics, rather than its inheritance from a particular class or implementation of a specific interface.
DUCK WALK, noun. (skating) A means of acceleration, moving with each foot turned 45 degrees from the forward position.
DUCK WALK, verb. To move through use of the duck walk.

Dictionary definition

DUCK, noun. Small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs.
DUCK, noun. (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman.
DUCK, noun. Flesh of a duck (domestic or wild).
DUCK, noun. A heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents.
DUCK, verb. To move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away; "Before he could duck, another stone struck him".
DUCK, verb. Submerge or plunge suddenly.
DUCK, verb. Dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool".
DUCK, verb. Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully".

Wise words

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Mark Twain