(noun, verb)


1. a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting

Definition categories: man–made, horse

2. a piece of paper money worth one dollar

Similar word(s): clam, dollar

Definition categories: possession, banknote, bill, greenback, note

3. a framework for holding wood that is being sawed

Similar word(s): horse, sawbuck, sawhorse

Definition categories: man–made, frame, framework

4. mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope)

Definition categories: animal, eutherian, placental

Sentences with buck as a noun:

- Can I borrow five bucks?

- Corporations will do anything to make a buck.

- The police caught me driving a buck forty on the freeway.

- That skinny guy? C'mon, he can't weigh more than a buck and a quarter.

- pass the buck; the buck stops here


1. to strive with determination

- John is bucking for a promotion

Definition categories: social, endeavor, endeavour, strive

2. resist

- buck the trend

Definition categories: social, oppose, react

3. move quickly and violently

Similar word(s): charge, shoot, tear

Definition categories: motion, hasten, hie, hotfoot, race, rush, speed

4. jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched

- the yung filly bucked

Similar word(s): hitch, jerk

Definition categories: motion, move

Sentences with buck as a verb:

- The vice president bucked at the board's latest solution.

- The motor bucked and sputtered before dying completely.

- The plane bucked a strong headwind.

- Our managers have to learn to buck the trend and do the right thing for their employees.

- John is really bucking the odds on that risky business venture. He's doing quite well.